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post #13 of Old 02-18-2009
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Originally Posted by AdamLein View Post
That sounds like it would be great for making your anchor visible, but doesn't it create problems with setting and maintaining a good set? Where do you attach the buoy line, to the crown, or the end of the shank? .
The idea (if using an "underwater" anchor buoy) is to use a very small float, to just make the line buoyant. I use a small float that is round with a hole in the middle like a donut. It is only a couple of inches long. They are used by the 100s on fishing nets in the Med so you can often find them beachcombing.
Any trip line should be attached as far forward and low down as possible, so the anchor can be pulled out backwards.

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