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A Smart Invention to Anchor your Inflatable Dinghy

I have a 12 foot inflatable Zodiac that I use for gunk-holing, taking the dog to shore and beach parties.  I don’t like to drag it up on the rocks, tie it to a tree or leave it unattended on the beach.  One afternoon I was relaxing on Buccaneer Bay Beach, Thormanby Island, and it became quite evident that the savvy dinghy owners had figured it out.  It is called the Anchor Buddy.

The Anchor Buddy is a poly-covered bungee cord that stretches from 14 – 50 feet, it comes in several different colours and is designed for kayaks, personal water craft and boats up to 4,000 pounds.  You will also need a small galvanized folding grapnel anchor and a 50 foot bow line.  Simply drop anchor, proceed to shore (the anchor line stretches), step out of your boat with your bowline in hand and the Anchor Buddy pulls your boat out to the anchor site.  There is a great demo on the Anchor Buddy website at http://www.tuggyproducts.com/anchorbuddy.html

Happy and safe anchoring!

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