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Got this so my son and I can fish a range of estuary, river and lake situations. Have a fish finder which I will be fitting to it soon - probably a removable setup until I am happy that I know what I am doing with it.
 

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I got a tempo 1 with motor
gotta luv it :lol:
 

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Dave, good looking rig. How are you going with the fish finder set up? I am keen to try the removeable set up myself so would be interested to hear what you end up doing.

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Bruce Almighty said:
Dave, good looking rig. How are you going with the fish finder set up? I am keen to try the removeable set up myself so would be interested to hear what you end up doing.

Neil
Neil. I've had second thoughts. Now going to do a fixed setup, but seem to keep putting it off. Will take the plunge soon.

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Just thought I'd describe my anchor setup.

I hate using spools because of unravelling and the need to wind onto them. So I have appropriated one of my wife's green shopping bags. Stuffed the anchor line into it with the anchor sitting on the top. Place it in the rear well behind the battery box and rod holders.

Now if you look at the photo my last post in this thread, you can see that the yak has a carry handle at the rear, that makes a loop at the top of the stern. The folding anchor fits through this loop. When I setup, I pass the anchor through the loop and back into the bag (I can reach back to do this when on the water).

I also carry in the bag a plastic quoit. When I want to deploy the anchor, I drop it in and feed out the requisite length of rope. I then make a loop in the rope, pass it through the quoit then open the loop and pass it over the quoit, forming a simple knot. The quoit cannot pass through the loop formed by the carry handle so holds fast.

Raising the anchor is a matter of grabbing the quoit, stuffing it and the rope in the bag and flipping the anchor over the carry handle back into the bag. I untie the quoit first to make subsequent deployments easier.
 

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That certainly does sound simple but effective, as Occy said.

What diameter rope do you use and does it knot up in the bag.

Also, I just noticed you have over 1,000 posts. So you join the elite. Has there been any posts anywhere about it or have folk been too intent on the comp?
 

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The rope hasn't knotted up yet. Haven't had to put out much yet - only 3-4 m. I'm using 6mm rope - heavier than I need. Anchor is heavy at 2.5kg, but the boat is heavy too.

As for 1000 posts - don't tell my boss!
 

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G'day Dave,

gongrats on the 1000 posts mate, well done and welcome to the club :D

The more I look at that big beautiful yak of yours, the more I see its potential. Bloody good set up mate - love it. :D
 
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