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Old 06-07-2006, 10:47 PM
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Maybe a dumb question but I just bought a HTM sr24 and im trying to figure out a good way to anchor this boat. Im coming from an open bow V bottom and it was very easy to walk up, drop the anchor and tie it to the center cleat. My new boat has pop up mushroom cleats on both sponsons and nothing in the middle of the boat except the eyelet for drawing the boat on the trailer, any ideas?
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Old 06-07-2006, 11:17 PM
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I've seen folks just anchor off the rear on boats like this. Its not ideal for long term anchor, or overnight, but your HTM has a high enough transom that you don't have to worry much about the anchor dragging you down to the point of taking on water.

Might try this: Cut a length of rope that is a perfect reach from your "bow eye" over to one of your mushroom cleats. Tie this rope off when you launch the boat, and tie the loose end off to one of your mushrooms. When you get to your anchor spot, undo the end at your mushroom cleat, and attach it to the end of your anchor line. You might need a boat hook to retrieve anchor later in the day, but those are easy to work with. Maybe also install a pop up cleat in the center on the top of the bow in the center.
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for short periods of time i tie off to the pop up on the sponson. Mihgt want to put some cloth under the rope so it doesnt rub too much. For longer tie to the eyelet. if its too hard to reach then tie a rop off to it beforehand as suggested.
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On my daytona, I just lie across the sponson tips, reach under the bow and hook the anchor line to the eye. Easy Peasy
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I usually anchor off of my pop up cleat on the sponson. Now normally I get funny looks when I use a slip to tie up. Depending on the lenght of finger piers sometimes I pull in head first. Its almost impossible to get off of the back of my boat if the tide is low. Anchoring is the same as a V-hull though
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Wayne, we all know a fortress fx 7 weighs 4 pounds, which could slow your rocket down one tenth of one mile per hour. If you handed Martin a box of chicken before you made a pass last weekend, and promptly ran out of gas. So there is no way in he77 you would carry any anchor.
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Wayne, we all know a fortress fx 7 weighs 4 pounds, which could slow your rocket down one tenth of one mile per hour. If you handed Martin a box of chicken before you made a pass last weekend, and promptly ran out of gas. So there is no way in he77 you would carry any anchor.
I had an anchor, cooler and everything else. The chicken was pretty heavy though Martin was close to running out of gas too. We dont have the HP you big blower motor guys have, weight is our only advantage!!
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Wayne, we all know a fortress fx 7 weighs 4 pounds, which could slow your rocket down one tenth of one mile per hour. If you handed Martin a box of chicken before you made a pass last weekend, and promptly ran out of gas. So there is no way in he77 you would carry any anchor.
Next time get the Grilled chicken not fried, it is lighter
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