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  • NEVER FORGET ABOUT YOUR ANCHOR!!!

    Going through some film from the summer and found out my camera was rolling during one of the scariest times of my boating life (and ive only owned a boat for a year now ) ...

    https://youtu.be/jcm_9Etv1G8

    Hopefully this becomes helps someone remember to always check your anchor before going WOT

  • #2
    Wow, that's crazy. Great video.
    1986 Bayliner 16' Capri, 90 hp Johnson (sold)
    1990 Chaparral 2000 SL Sport, 4.3L LX, Mercruiser Alpha I, Gen I

    Link to Chaparral restoration- http://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-repair-and-restoration/boat-restoration-building-and-hull-repair/10286641-chaparral-2000-sl-sport-floor-and-more

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    • #3
      Thank you.. it's embarrassing on my part I just hope to maybe help someone else in the future to remeber to check there anchor

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      • #4
        Dang, that was scary. Could have been much worse. I've took off with the anchor down too, but all it did was slow me way down. Glad you were not hurt.
        If ya can't fix it with a hammer,ya got yourself an electrical problem.

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        • #5
          You could have been killed . You're very lucky .
          1977 MFG 70hp Evinrude Clinton, Tennessee

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          • #6
            I must add: I've done this too but felt it dragging, pulled the anchor up and all was fine
            1977 MFG 70hp Evinrude Clinton, Tennessee

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            • #7
              I've taken off with the anchor down. Felt a slight bump and thought it was off I'd hit something in deep water. Then I realized it was the motor sawing through the anchor line. I now have a new anchor
              2002 20' Hydra-Sports 202DC 200HP Yamaha HPDI
              1976 18' Starcraft SuperSport 90HP Evinrude
              Restoration thread http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=357767

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              • #8
                That was your lucky day . . . You could have been seriously killed by that thing.
                Best regards, Ted . . . . Cape Cod, MA

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                Twin Mercruiser 7.4 LX MPI (0F802036, 039), Bravo 3's (0F806198, 199), Mercury 7.5 HP (1969), Johnson 4.5 HP (1980)

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                • #9
                  I hate to confess but this also happened to me on my Bass Boat. I was fishing with a friend and we were anchored. We decided to move to a new place and I, being up front, cranked up the anchor not seeing what was going on in the back of the boat. We both sat down in the traveling seats to power on and I gave the throttle and after a little time I heard a huge thud hit just behind the friend's passenger seat. If it would have been a foot further forward, it would have hit him in the head. And being 15 lb mushroom anchors, it properly would not turn out good. I realize he didn't crank up his anchor, but me being the boat owner should have checked. Never happened ever again. Lesson learned without anybody getting hurt or killed.
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                  • #10
                    Pretty amazing. Glad you are here to share that lesson with us.
                    1995 Sea Ray 270DA 7.4L Bravo II

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                    • #11
                      Great video, think that will make me much more diligent in anchor checks in the future.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks everyone for not ripping on me for my stupidity I hope this helps just one person in the future

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                        • #13
                          Wow! You are so lucky!

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                          • #14
                            Admit it, truth be told you were practicing your technique for your Louisiana trip to troll for gators.

                            Glad you were not hurt.

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                            • #15
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                              That was a scary ride. I would suggest you invest in a good anchor man. I have done that also but hasn't happened when my anchor man was on duty lol.

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