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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-21-2019, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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Shore Spike?

Yea, when I get into a new sport, I AM ALL ABOUT the gear.

How many of you use a shore spike? I will probably get a better handle on this when I go out for my first ride this weekend.....but, it seems a shore spike would be perfect for the warmer waters out here in the desert southwest? The used kawa I bought does have an anchor....and, I will give it a shot....but, for Lake Mead and Lake Powell with all the different swimming coves, it seems the shore spikes are perfect....any thoughts?


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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-21-2019, 05:04 PM
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I have a mooring set up i use made with a 15lb anchor, large bumper, and a carabeaner that gets clipped to the bow loop. I really dont like beaching. Increases the possibility of getting sand in the cooling system.
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I use one of those small back packs that have the strings for shoulder straps and draw strings all in one as a sand/rock anchor. its small light and quick and easy to use. just fill it, hook a Caribbean to it with line and tie off to front bow eye.

it's quick, cheap and easy to store. and your not carrying a bunch of extra weight. i'm also very limited on space on my GPr.

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Good thought Dave!!!!! Filled with wet sand, it isn't going anywhere.
Another reason I don't like beaching is it scratches the hull and wears off the gel coat. It's like sand paper. Every little wave is rocking the ski. Also be sure and don't fire it in less than 18" of water. it WILL pick shit up.
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Yea, I saw some stuff on google about sandbags....but, I also read stuff that with strong winds, waves and currents that sandbags can drift. These shore spikes seems to have some interesting technology behind them and I have plenty of storage for the smaller spike. For those that don't know, this is a typical "beach" at Lake Mead. So, anchoring 10 yards from shore is good as sometimes the drop-off can go to 50'+ quickly.

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I have the shore spike for my boat and one for my two seadoos. I absolutely love it.
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I have the shore spike for my boat and one for my two seadoos. I absolutely love it.
Ok, thx for your post. They looked pretty great but you never know looking on the internet. Do you use the Dani-hooks as well? I wish-listed those on Amazon along with a My Anchor Pal since they are relatively inexpensive.
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I have it for my boat but not my pwc as I just uses a carabiner. but I also have a stretch line on my boat allowing my to pull is in and out. I don't have a stretch line on the seadoos so it tries to pull the anchor.
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Material wise, looks like what I normally deal with, hence the no beaching. At one lake, someone has brought some old tires and they make great pads for beaching on. Another thought I've had the past couple of years is to get a piece of 1/2 mat appx. 6ft long from our Atwoods. That could be staked at the front to keep it from floating away. Once beached you could use a staked a bow line to hold it.
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Material wise, looks like what I normally deal with, hence the no beaching. At one lake, someone has brought some old tires and they make great pads for beaching on. Another thought I've had the past couple of years is to get a piece of 1/2 mat appx. 6ft long from our Atwoods. That could be staked at the front to keep it from floating away. Once beached you could use a staked a bow line to hold it.
Those are great ideas. I suspect in areas with fallen timber with some sort of beach area, you could anchor a fallen tree to a shoreline and place multiple hitch rings in it for people to tie up to.

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