Ski pole stake out pins

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by Brett, May 11, 2009.

  1. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    I found 2 ski poles at a garage sale, and instead of seeing ski poles I saw stake out pins.
    For less than 2 dollars the ski poles became mine. Living in Florida, there's not a big demand for ski poles.
    But for holding a small boat still in shallow water they'd make great anchors with a little applied redneck tech.
    After about thirty minutes of messing around here are the results:

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    To see the complete process:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/bdefalco/SkiPoleAnchor

    Do they work? Oh yeah, quite well.
     
  2. mark_gardner

    mark_gardner I Love microskiff.com!

    thats a great idea, should work just as good as anything else on the market, congrats :cool:
     

  3. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Thanks, they do the job.
    Here's a pic from my test to see if one would work.
    No leash attached at the time, just tied with a dock line.

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  4. Gramps

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  6. topnative2

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    sturdy stake $5--home depot garden dept.
    3/4'' pvc connector  $.41
    2 screws

    save $190.00 [smiley=bravo.gif]

    works great on "B. lee's "tm mount
     
  7. B.Lee

    B.Lee Well-Known Member

    We're going to need some pics of that set up. Without it, we'll assume you're lying ;)
     
  8. twentythree

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    sweet stakes, from the looks of your rig you graduated with honors from the RNEngineering dept. [smiley=thumbsup.gif]
     
  9. topnative2

    topnative2 Well-Known Member

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    B. Lee I take AMEX ;D
     
  10. stickwaver

    stickwaver Hammer in my hand still pounding on a screw

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    That will be the next addition to my 'noe. I love it.
     
  11. B.Lee

    B.Lee Well-Known Member

    I like it, great idea. Have you used it yet? I'm curious to know if the PVC coupler is strong enough to handle the side loading.

    Also, where did you find the spike? How much?
     
  12. topnative2

    topnative2 Well-Known Member

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    home depot garden center $5(idea came from another site)---called a sturdy stake it is metal reinforced plastic w/ a pointy end

    if I was going salty w/ current >>>I would probably go alum.  for the sleeve instead of pvc

    taking the boat out on nottley lake tomm. a.m.
    will advise

    did we not have a $20 down on the pictures ;D
     
  13. B.Lee

    B.Lee Well-Known Member

    Ha ha! I said you were lying without pics to prove it, don't recall the $20, but I'm a man of my word, your $20 bill is in the mail... :cool:
     
  14. topnative2

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    sounds like a stimulus check ;D
     
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