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By Chubs
#2306446
How do you guys stow your rope if you ever plan to anchor out in deep water?

You need a lot of rope I hear, 3 ft rope per ft of depth. I'm hoping to get by with 2' rope per foot of depth.

Here is what I came up with after looking around the internet awhile back. This is 100' of nylon rope, 600 or 800 lb breaking strength. Made my own rope spool out of a heavy duty cutting board from Sam's club. I will attach a float to the spool so I can make use of a quick disconnect if needed.
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By SWFinatic
#2306450
I use one of these https://www.globalindustrial.com/p/tools/reel-hose/cable-reel/cord-wrap-k150-150l-cord-holder-for-indooroutdoor-24pk?infoParam.campaignId=T9F&gclid=Cj0KCQjwvIT5BRCqARIsAAwwD-S1KALDoSJD8f39CHMbF2rF2Z7lG84x_oZ142zgQcY6ytgoI8SDMMYaAqkoEALw_wcB

It's not a compact as your Chubs. It's kind of long (probably 24" if I had to guess) but it will easily hold 150 feet of paracord. A float with a quick disconnect is key IMO.
By imaoldmanyoungsalt
#2306451
I actually quit using a cord wrap. I have 2 different lengths of 25 ft of 880 paracord with carabiners on the ends. When I need extra rope I just clip on the 2nd one. Most times I get by with one. I just coil the rope, wrap it around itself and a couple half hitches and store under my seat. When I'm using it I just leave the excess kinda coiled in the floor between my legs.

Edit - I just realized this is under BTB, so you'll probably need more than the 50 ft I use. Disregard, lol

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By AyJay
#2306481
I use lighter rope, 200lb working load is plenty or a kayak and a 5lb anchor. Line length is key, so some sort of spool or holder to wind it on is helpful. I like floating line should I have an anchor float mishap, there is a chance I can still locate the line. I use a short lead chain on my anchor to help it dig into the sand initially.


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By Kalait
#2306630
AyJay wrote:I use lighter rope, 200lb working load is plenty or a kayak and a 5lb anchor. Line length is key, so some sort of spool or holder to wind it on is helpful. I like floating line should I have an anchor float mishap, there is a chance I can still locate the line. I use a short lead chain on my anchor to help it dig into the sand initially.


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Looking to decrease the amount of rope on the yak, has anyone used amsteel for anchor or safety rope?
By TarponTime
#2306654
imaoldmanyoungsalt wrote:I actually quit using a cord wrap. I have 2 different lengths of 25 ft of 880 paracord with carabiners on the ends. When I need extra rope I just clip on the 2nd one. Most times I get by with one. I just coil the rope, wrap it around itself and a couple half hitches and store under my seat. When I'm using it I just leave the excess kinda coiled in the floor between my legs.

Edit - I just realized this is under BTB, so you'll probably need more than the 50 ft I use. Disregard, lol

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50 ft. is ample on the upper Tx. coast. 25 ft. depth is way out there.
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