Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length

 
Advanced search

277477 Posts in 30214 Topics- by 7146 Members - Latest Member: NJCatchRelease
Pages: [1] 2   Go Down
Print
Author Topic: Nice deal on anchor ball/retrieval system!  (Read 10085 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
mboy
Sr. Member
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Location: NJ
Posts: 361

The Funky Munky


« on: March 12, 2008, 02:11:08 PM »

I had ordered 1 from a place which had the best price or so I thought. Turns out they did not carry them anymore, so the search began. After MUCH searching, turns out Dick's has a GREAT deal on them in various sizes.

Not only that, but if you surf the 'net hard enough, you can find a 15% off coupon to order online (ok, here it is): http://www.couponchief.com/dickssportinggoods?s_kwc=dicks%20coupon|1306262522#

Here is Dick's Ball (anchor) page 
http://www.couponchief.com/dickssportinggoods?s_kwc=dicks%20coupon|1306262522#
« Last Edit: March 14, 2008, 10:53:52 AM by mboy » Logged
Luna Sea 5
Admin
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Location: Home: Jackson NJ/Port: Toms River NJ
Posts: 12102


Nick (Luna Sea 5)


WWW
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2008, 02:14:20 PM »

good price, and works great.  Not sure if I used it the day we were out, but I don have it..
Logged

Fish out of Toms River NJ.
Call Nick for open boat, 973-417-5756, or on Channel 68.

Team Luna Sea 6
mboy
Sr. Member
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Location: NJ
Posts: 361

The Funky Munky


« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2008, 02:16:05 PM »

Couldn't of used it if you didn't have it Smiley

I really wanted it just in case I am on the hook and needed to get off real quick. Don't feel like losing an anchor, so just hook up to ball with snap real quick and off I go. Come back to pick it up when safe.

Retrieval part is just a bonus for me.
Logged
eagleyankfan
Full Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 183


« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2008, 03:10:46 PM »

what size do you recommend?  I think I have a # 13 anchor.
Logged
mboy
Sr. Member
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Location: NJ
Posts: 361

The Funky Munky


« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2008, 03:22:45 PM »

13 would bi minimum as that is reoc'd for up to 20lbs anchor/chain.

Probably 16 would be better for you.

I really went by what I can store in my storgae area (and hoping 13 fits). Otherwise I will return and go to a 9 or 11".
Logged
eagleyankfan
Full Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 183


« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2008, 03:42:32 PM »

dumb question -- do you think the rope comes with it too?  ring/rope/ball?

I've seen all 3 for 80 bucks.  for 50(including discount) -- can't beat that price and will save someones back some day in rouch weather.
Logged
mboy
Sr. Member
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Location: NJ
Posts: 361

The Funky Munky


« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2008, 03:52:44 PM »

Yes, I believe the one at Dick's comes with everything (complete system). That's what makes this a great deal.
Absolute worst is it comes with ring and buoy. Rope can't be more then a couple bucks if you need to supply it 1.5'-2' mmaybe.

If nothing else, it allows me to play with one of my balls on my boat without Fishinfool bustin' my chops  thumbs up
« Last Edit: March 12, 2008, 03:54:49 PM by mboy » Logged
eagleyankfan
Full Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 183


« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2008, 03:59:51 PM »

one ball mboy just doesn't sound right!!!

Thanks for the find.  I think I'll be ordering one shortly.
Logged
IrishAyes
Fishing At It's Finest
Admin
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Location: Shark River
Posts: 17402



« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2008, 04:22:12 PM »

I have one for my boat.  A must have if you don't have a winch to haul your anchor.   thumbs up
Logged

Captain Joe of the Irish Ayes

May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it.  ~Irish Blessing
mboy
Sr. Member
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Location: NJ
Posts: 361

The Funky Munky


« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2008, 04:22:58 PM »

one ball mboy just doesn't sound right!!!

Thanks for the find.  I think I'll be ordering one shortly.
I have 2, but only play with one at a time ( I can't juggle).
Logged
mboy
Sr. Member
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Location: NJ
Posts: 361

The Funky Munky


« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2008, 04:23:22 PM »

I have one for my boat.  A must have if you don't have a winch to haul your anchor.   thumbs up

Or a WENCH even!
Logged
IrishAyes
Fishing At It's Finest
Admin
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Location: Shark River
Posts: 17402



« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2008, 04:28:37 PM »

 thumbsup2
Logged

Captain Joe of the Irish Ayes

May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it.  ~Irish Blessing
Duffman
Hero Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 890


« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2008, 09:33:18 AM »

   I have a closed bow and the retrieval system is a blessing!  I launch and retrieve from the cockpit and its piece of cake.
  Heres a tip:  the system comes with a rope that is around 3 ft long. Cut it as short as possible that allows you to tie the ball to the anchor ring.  Mine is all of 6".
  The reason behind this is to keep the anchor line as close to the surface as possible. This prevents any chance of the anchor line wrapping your prop/drive if the ball were to get pulled behind/under the boat for any reason during retrieval.
  I have tried different lengths of rope in the setup and the length did not alter the performance one bit. Shorter is better.
  I should send this tip to LongShot, eh Mike?   Grin
Logged
eagleyankfan
Full Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 183


« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2008, 09:36:31 AM »

one ball mboy just doesn't sound right!!!

Thanks for the find.  I think I'll be ordering one shortly.
I have 2, but only play with one at a time ( I can't juggle).

 


Duff -- thanks for the tip.
Logged
mboy
Sr. Member
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Location: NJ
Posts: 361

The Funky Munky


« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2008, 09:38:18 AM »

   I have a closed bow and the retrieval system is a blessing!  I launch and retrieve from the cockpit and its piece of cake.
  Heres a tip:  the system comes with a rope that is around 3 ft long. Cut it as short as possible that allows you to tie the ball to the anchor ring.  Mine is all of 6".
  The reason behind this is to keep the anchor line as close to the surface as possible. This prevents any chance of the anchor line wrapping your prop/drive if the ball were to get pulled behind/under the boat for any reason during retrieval.
  I have tried different lengths of rope in the setup and the length did not alter the performance one bit. Shorter is better.
  I should send this tip to LongShot, eh Mike?   Grin

God tip and good advice for anyone who routinely runs over their own anchor rode with an inboard engine Smiley
Logged
Bob
Full Member
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Location: North Haledon
Posts: 153



« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2008, 09:53:29 PM »

Who would ride over their own anchor!?
Logged

Bob
mboy
Sr. Member
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Location: NJ
Posts: 361

The Funky Munky


« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2008, 10:02:43 PM »

Same guy who would jump in to cut it free in the middle of December in NJ 
Logged
eagleyankfan
Full Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 183


« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2008, 07:48:51 AM »

13 would bi minimum as that is reoc'd for up to 20lbs anchor/chain.

Probably 16 would be better for you.

I really went by what I can store in my storgae area (and hoping 13 fits). Otherwise I will return and go to a 9 or 11".

Do you know how much a 16" buoy will hold?  I have a little more chain on the anchor ..
Logged
Duffman
Hero Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 890


« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2008, 08:27:25 AM »

I have a 13" ball.  Pulls 8 ft of chain and a 15 lb danforth w/ no problem.
Logged
rugman
Super Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Location: Ringwood N.J
Posts: 2012


ARTY'S CARPET SERVICE


« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2008, 08:37:22 AM »

I have a 13" ball.  Pulls 8 ft of chain and a 15 lb danforth w/ no problem.
roflawhat a man Grin
Logged

Arty's Carpet Service.

For all your carpet needs RUGMAN7092@OPTONLINE.NET
Pages: [1] 2   Go Up
Print
Jump to:  


terrafin

Heavy Duty truck Parts On Line

Web Site Design

Quigley Marine