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Just curious to your ideas and advise on this idea.... Planing a camping trip to a barrier island on the pamlico sound. boat is a 24 foot swing keel. area is shallow with about 1 foot wave chop, soft sand, anchors wont hold. I'm thinking about a couple pieces of 8' rebar hammered at an angle, simply tie off and wade ashore. Then pull up when we leave.
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why would an anchor not hold? have you tried an anchor that works best in soft sand and mud like a danforth?
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i agree with s.s.if your using a proper anchor with a few ft of chain and put out enough rode it should hold,actually i doubt the rebar would hold anyway
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To add to the above, we've been using Danforth anchors to hold us in place for a long time along the West Coast of Florida (sandy bottom). Plus, the rebar comes with risk, even if it is a low one, so why leave something to chance when you have an option.
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If you're having problems when you use conventional anchoring techniques (sufficient scope etc.) I'd be inclined to use two anchors of different designs that both have a good rep for holding in the type of bottom you are dealing with. At least one of them should hold.
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If your talking about a short lunch stop in protected waters and will remain in close proximity to boat and can wade ashore...
Using a proper type/size anchor and scope one might drop your
swing keel into the sand for a little extra help....but it would seem
aquiring a proper anchor would be first order.
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There are a number of reasons you need an anchor and rode that will hold in conditions somewhat more challenging than what
you describe...(1' chop)...health and well being of your crew and boat come to mind! Ask/look around your marina...probably as stated above a danforth type anchor maybe oversized 1-2 sizes with length of chain to rope.
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I have a danforth anchor... It slipped last time I was there... Got beached, got lose 13 hours later with winches and pvc pipe fishing spikes... Beautiful Island were going back for 3 or 4 day camping trip.... Marsh on back side of island, boat can only be anchored in front..... Piece of re-bar run hammered threw my anchor, I don't think Ill beach her again.
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Definetly try using a different anchor that is better suited to those conditions, like a danforth as mentioned above... Mushrooms also work

Have you considered just beeaching the boat? and maybe tying a line to a nearby try or simply throwing the anchor onto the beach and pulling the slack out of it

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Did you set your anchor or just drop it?

Set your anchor by slowly powering up in reverse; take bearings to ensure your are not moving backwards, grip the anchor rode forward of the bow roller and fell for vibrations that would indicate the anchor is not set.
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