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Hey guys, has anyone found an anchor that works well for the spark even with ocean waves? Would be dropping it down about 7 feet. ( no idea if that matters. can you tell i've never used an anchor before?) :)

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I use lead barbells purchased from walmart......15lbs on calm days and 15 and 25 on windy days.....attach a bouy between anchor and sparks.......jump off clip and go!!
 

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Cool Kewlit. I was thinking of doing a 25lb kettle bell. I just got my kettle bell cert so may as well take it a step further LOL. However still considering the cooper anchor since its light weight and not that much more $$ than a kettle bell :p
 

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I bought the cooper anchor and decided to invest in the best one ( black one ) It was pricey for just a little anchor but I figured I'd rather have a stronger one than the midsize which may not hold with some waves. It wasn't that much bigger and will still fit in my front trunk no problem. It arrived quickly but damaged. The inside of it has a piece of plastic missing ( wasn't in the shipping box) I'm sure it wont effect function but for $80 this thing should come in good shape and not have metal exposed that can rust. I emailed them today, and waiting to see what they do about it :)

 

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Spent $67 on 2 purple 1.75 pound anchors that effectively floated instead of sank (in fairness, heavy chop but these things would only work in 5 km/h wind). They were meant for PWC's but sucked. Buy heavy anchors!!!!!
 

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The blue cooper anchor is made for PWCs but I went with the black one for small boats. I'm not looking to toss the anchor out in waves on a windy day. I don't even like the ride when it's windy/choppy, so its more for just chillin on a sand bar or near an island. I've heard a lot of good things about these and the video on the website was pretty convincing so I went for it. We shall see :)
 

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Not sure if it's what you are looking for, but I use this on my lake in about 4ft of water:

[ame]http://www.amazon.com/Orrco-76204-Stake-Spiral-Dog/dp/B000QIZ0XS[/ame]


It weighs less than a pound and I attach it with a bungee cord that stays taut. I have also used standard dockline for when I was in 6ft of water and didn't bring the bungee long enough. Holds without question and have never had it come loose (even in very choppy conditions on the water). Plus it's also nice to test out your free-dive abilities! I will be using this when I go home on leave in Florida :cool:

*edit: I apologize for the double link....can't figure out why it's putting the same link twice in my post.
 

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I use the cooper anchor, 2 feet of chain (it is a little larger in diameter than I needed, and got only 2 feet, works great) and an anchor buddy. I have this setup for both skis. From the other side of the PWC I use one of these:

http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=Tie-Down-Mate&i=37272

and 50' of 3/8" line to moor the other end to shore. I tend to anchor at lakes, and I find this combo is amazing.

Check out the anchor buddy video for how cool these things are:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBWravGEwp4
 

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I have seen the anchor buddies and they look pretty cool but I would have nothing to tie the rope in front to on a sandbar LOL :)
 

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The item I linked in my post above screws into the sand, provides a second mooring point, You could use it in the sandbar. The sand shark looks nicer, but is 4x the cost.
 
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