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Old 04-12-2012, 02:03 PM
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Working on me some 3/4" 10foot aluminum marsh anchors, any one know where i can buy some aluminum 3/4" socket weld pad eyes
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:01 PM
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Just make it out of 1/4" flatbar with a hole in it.

Honestly, I had an alum one and got rid of it. The alum marks fiberglass wherever it touches. The stainless ones don't mark and set better due to the weight.
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:58 AM
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A piece of rebar with either a nut welded to the end or a short piece of rebar making a "T" on the end works good too. Aluminum seems like it would be too light, but I've never tried it
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:42 AM
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Will see how they work i made two ten footers for less than forty bucks, one six footer from the store costs sixty bucks so if they dont work i didnt loose much money
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:06 AM
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My dad has made some out of ground rods that work really good.


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Old 04-15-2012, 11:19 AM
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Will see how they work i made two ten footers for less than forty bucks, one six footer from the store costs sixty bucks so if they dont work i didnt loose much money
Have you looked at the ones Academy sells, they are stainless but I don't see why aluminum wouldn't work especially if its an area you can just push them into the mud vs. throwing them
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:22 AM
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Have you looked at the ones Academy sells, they are stainless but I don't see why aluminum wouldn't work especially if its an area you can just push them into the mud vs. throwing them
I think that's one of the things they are saying. It's to light weight and marks up the fiberglass boats.


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Old 04-15-2012, 11:38 AM
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I think that's one of the things they are saying. It's to light weight and marks up the fiberglass boats.


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If its for aluminum marsh boat then marking ain't big deal and if its long snuff to push in mud weight ain't a big deal but I also saw that Academy has their H&H stainless ones on sale for less then $50
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:46 AM
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If its for aluminum marsh boat then marking ain't big deal and if its long snuff to push in mud weight ain't a big deal but I also saw that Academy has their H&H stainless ones on sale for less then $50
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:54 AM
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I've used 1" PVC as a marsh anchor it worked great for a 20' alum boat , I doubt it would hold my new boat though
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not sure if this helps but, I used 3/4" galvanized pipe with a Tee on top. works great for 3 years now. Got it all at Home Depot and cost about $10.
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I've got an electric pole anchor rod. Galvalized and, it works great!
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Is stainless pipe the same as galvanized pipe for a marsh anchor
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I made one out of stainless a while back came out pretty good.
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My two ten footers work excellent at whiskey bay
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Is stainless pipe the same as galvanized pipe for a marsh anchor
No. Stainless is stainless. Galvanized is just mild steel with galvanized coating and will rust.
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No. Stainless is stainless. Galvanized is just mild steel with galvanized coating and will rust.
Ok thanks, I'm thinking about using copper ground rod to make mine
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Ok thanks, I'm thinking about using copper ground rod to make mine
I have one made of sucker rod with a big washer welded on end that works well
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:14 PM
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I have one made of sucker rod with a big washer welded on end that works well
Im new to this, what is sucker rod
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Only bad thing about copper is it's really soft and will bend easy.
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