Sea anchors

Chasing a new sea anchor for the tub. The search function ain't working on the iPad. What brands is everyone using. 5m centre console.


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Sea anchor

Wed, 2017-12-06 19:40

 big fat snapper google them


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Top bloke, great product.

Wed, 2017-12-06 20:06

Top bloke, great product. Based in Innaloo


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 I’d suggest to buy one way

Wed, 2017-12-06 20:07

 I’d suggest to buy one way bigger than recommended for ur Boat size. I have a 465m Boat and use one that is suited to 7m boats and still dosent slow me down as much as I’d like... maybe because mine is just a shitty bcf anchor

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Big fat snapper

Wed, 2017-12-06 20:07

 From Oceanside has been slowing my drift for a few years now

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Wed, 2017-12-06 20:17

 Yep, +1 for big fat snapper, Oceanside has them.


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 yep, +2

Wed, 2017-12-06 20:58

 yep, +2

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 Definetly, +3

Thu, 2017-12-07 02:05

 Definetly, +3

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 def go see ryan . we had a

Thu, 2017-12-07 06:13

 def go see ryan . we had a 7mtr glass with plenty of wind catching area and we grabed one from ryan. worked a treat . its going straight back on to the new tub , wouldnt use anything else.


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Big fat snapper

Thu, 2017-12-07 07:14

 Speak to drew directly, no need to buy from a middle man get it direct from the man who makes them. Great  product

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budget sea anchor

Thu, 2017-12-07 07:20

budget sea anchor ............get hold of grass bag , or garnet bag ... with the four corner ties on it ... measure out 4 equal length 8-10 mm ropes about 2.5 metres long ...tie them onto each corner of the bag , then tie the other ends onto a large brass swivel ... other end of swivel tie onto your 11-12 mm sea anchor rope back to boat .. 10-15 metres tops ..

lastly cut a hole approx 350-400 mm in the bottom or funnell end of grass bag ..then attach a smaller 8-10 mm longer rope in a different colour back to the top of your swivel ..this one is for hauling it in backwards when you are about to move , colour diff is so you can easily find the haul rope when she needs to come inboard

this will work a treat , and slow you right back to .3-.5 of a knot when drifting ... and lasts for eons

cheap but very effective



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Got it

Thu, 2017-12-07 11:23

Hezzy has got it down pat, bulker bag with ropes on each corner strap to a swivel and a lazy line to the back corner to deflate it when its time to pull it in.
If you can get one with a sewn in tube on the bottom even better.

Beats all the manufactured ones hands down

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 Ive got a brand new garnet

Sat, 2017-12-16 08:54

 Ive got a brand new garnet bag in my shed if anyone wants it


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 Cheers guys - I reckon i

Thu, 2017-12-07 16:06

 Cheers guys - I reckon i know where i can get a bulker bag from too..... Will also check out big fat snapper. As usual fishwreck providing good feed back

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Bulky bag

Thu, 2017-12-07 20:37

 Bulky bag is the go neen using one now for 20 odd years 

Hezzy is on the money with the set up 


The next time i see that jig will be in the mouth of something big !!


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Fri, 2017-12-08 09:40

 Yep, I used a bulkie bag when I lived in Busso, work good but do take up a bit of room.


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PM sent

Fri, 2017-12-15 18:06

PM sent

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 We have a Caribbean 2300

Mon, 2018-01-08 17:33

 We have a Caribbean 2300 (7.05m, probably 2.5t+ loaded).  Is the Silk 6-9m the right one to go for over the Jumbo or the 6-12m option?