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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:02 am 
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I can't find the post about what people use to anchor their raft. We are going to tie our rafts together but want something small that fits in our suitcase to keep us from drifting so much. Can you tell me what you use?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:21 am 
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I have been using this a jet ski anchor for about 10 years.
just fill with sand

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/kwik-tek ... 45fe2157a7


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:36 am 
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A few years ago my wife came up with the idea of filling a couple of those yellow plastic bags from Ling's with sand, tying them at the top and using some twine she found somewhere as a lanyard, all as a completely safe anchor for her float in the waters by Costa Linda. She never goes out beyond three or four foot deep water.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:30 am 
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anthony136 wrote:
I have been using this a jet ski anchor for about 10 years.
just fill with sand

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/kwik-tek ... 45fe2157a7



Cool great idea, small price also !!!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:41 am 
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Thank you! 10 days and counting :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:00 pm 
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We have been using the anchors for years and have found this to be the best as far as quality. The sand does not leak out from the anchor as some others that we have used. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MDNP3FX/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_DKOjDbXSD7ZK0

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:11 am 
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I use the swim boundary rope to tie off to.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:54 am 
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I have one like the ones people have posted. I stay at the Phoenix and there are rock(s) near by the beach which I put in the bag and bring into the water. When done I take the bag out and use the same rock(s) over and over. Don't need a lot of weight and it holds the lovely light as a feather Mrs AJ in place.

Never used sand as it would take time to shovel the sand is and take it out. Rock your bag baby!

PLEASE do not make a home made plastic bag version. It's not worth it as the plastic bag may (will) break and what the oceans do not need is more plastic bags floating in it.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:13 am 
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We agree on using plastic bags, we tried it once stupidis thingwe ever tried


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:28 am 
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arubajoey wrote:

Never used sand as it would take time to shovel the sand is and take it out. Rock your bag baby!

PLEASE do not make a home made plastic bag version. It's not worth it as the plastic bag may (will) break and what the oceans do not need is more plastic bags floating in it.


Great idea with the rocks. My husband kindly fills mine with sand each day I want to use it. It seems to be a chore. I am not sure where I would find rocks on Costa Linda’s Beach though.

The plastic jugs don’t work either. A group of 3 were on a 2-4 person raft that kept drifting and when they pulled their raft to take in, the jug was missing and they couldn’t initially find it in the water. I noticed the next morning it had washed up on the beach. The ocean does not need more trash.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:43 am 
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We have never had a problem of any kind using a plastic bag filled with sand! Filling and tying off takes all of one minute and is easily emptied at day's end.
So, if your objection to using plastic is the problem then use one of those freebie Little Switzerland or Divi handout bags from the airport. Sturdy with ready made handles they will probably be what we use in the future.
Simple. Quick. Easy. And safe.

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leftyjy wrote:
We have never had a problem of any kind using a plastic bag filled with sand! Filling and tying off takes all of one minute and is easily emptied at day's end.
So, if your objection to using plastic is the problem then use one of those freebie Little Switzerland or Divi handout bags from the airport. Sturdy with ready made handles they will probably be what we use in the future.
Simple. Quick. Easy. And safe. and CHEAP


Come on leftjyy let the moths out of your wallet and spend the few bucks on a REAL float. This Monday and Tuesday are Amazon Prime BIG discounts. May even cost you less and less moths set free.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:03 pm 
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It's got nothing to do with money. It's one less thing to try to cram into our luggage. That's all.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:10 am 
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leftyjy wrote:
It's got nothing to do with money. It's one less thing to try to cram into our luggage. That's all.


Those of us with them use Aruba sand and/or rocks. Guess you think you had to bring them with you from home. :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:04 am 
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About 20 years ago I used a bank bag with draw strings the bag was 12 x 6 inch,I used this bag on
Palm beach when we started staying at Costa Linda I need a bigger bag.


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