DIY Shallow Water Anchor Parts & Kits

The answer to: “What shallow water boat anchor should I use?”, “What is the best shallow water anchoring system?”, and “How do I anchor my boat in shallow water?” DIY Shallow Water Anchor Parts and Kits

There are a great many commercially-made shallow water boat anchors out there, but as you know, they tend to be pretty pricey. Why not make your own with Max-Gain Systems fiberglass and save a ton of money?

DIY Shallow Water Anchor Part Kits

Parts to Build Your Dream Anchor System

Chad Ferguson, of the very informative Catfish Edge, has created a great shallow water boat anchor using Max-Gain Systems fiberglass. He has created a complete DIY Shallow Water Anchor guide where he goes into great detail about his search to make a durable, strong, and inexpensive shallow water anchor. Chad has also produced a video (see below) in which he uses his new shallow water anchor and explains the process in detail. His design can be utilized using any size of fiberglass allowing users the ability to anchor larger (or smaller) boats.

Max-Gain Systems fiberglass is the most cost efficient method to anchor your boat. Fiberglass is saltwater corrosion proof, keeps you steady in the water with wind and waves, and gives you, by far, the lightest and most cost efficient way to anchor your boat.

Introduction

How to decide parts before building

Choosing components & how to build

How to use your new anchor

Best Shallow Water Anchor Use Practices

Shallow Water Anchor Diagram - Max-Gain Systems, Inc.

In mild, constant current and calm winds, a single anchor near the bow will hold your boat steady in a fixed direction into the current. For faster currents or windy locations, we recommend TWO shallow water anchors. Two will hold twice as well as one in faster currents, and if places bow and stern (the farther they are apart the better they can work) two anchors will hold your boat in a constant direction even if wind direction is constantly changing. A real plus to keep multiple lines from tangling.

Most Requested Layouts

Click the layout of your choice for the parts list to create one complete unit.

Shallow Water Anchor Assembly Guide & Video

Video showing the proper installation of each component of the DIY Shallow water anchor system.

DIY Shallow Water Anchor Kits

Use the “Layouts” section above to determine which is best for you!

Determine the over all anchor length

Diameter of the rod: 1/2 inch for boards, 5/8 inch for kayaks/canoes, 3/4 inch for 95% of users, 1 inch for long, tall, heavy, and pontoon boats.

Color of Rod: If available in multiple colors

Standard or Modular: Standard includes a rod, tip, and T-Grip. Modular includes things like extensions, couplings, and other useful accessories. (see the “Layouts” section above)

Storage Clips? Do you want to include Snap Spring Clips for anchor storage – Yes or No?

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Looking for an anchor with no piece longer than 49 inches?

Determine the over all anchor length

Diameter of the rod: 3/4 inch for 95% of users and 1 inch for long, tall, heavy, and pontoon boats.

Color of Rod: If available in multiple colors

Storage Clips? Do you want to include Snap Spring Clips for anchor storage – Yes or No?

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Add-on DIY Shallow Water Extensions

 

SWA-EXT BLACK 3/4 inch DIY Shallow Water Anchor Extensions for 3/4 inch Rod (BLACK) - Max-Gain Systems, Inc.

These Extensions are for use with a “DIY Shallow Water Anchor”. Select the length of the extension, color of the rod (if available), and the diameter of the rod to match.

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Add-on Paddle Kits (Modular and Standard)

4-in-1 Paddle Kits

These DIY Paddle Kits are available in two configurations. Modular kits are for use with a “Modular DIY Shallow Water Anchor” in order to be unscrewed and screwed on to the “T-Grip” portion OR an extension. A “Standard” version is a fixed 4-IN-1 paddle that includes a T-Grip on the opposite end of the fiberglass rod.

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Additional Parts

Have a different layout in mind? See below for all of the parts, sold individually, to extend, repair, replace, or build any layout you can dream

Fiberglass Solid Rod

3/4" OD Round Solid Rod

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