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Ebug
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Hello all.

One of things about my boat that I have not enjoyed is the noise that the mushroom anchors make as I bounce across rough water. I always see them dancing and pounding all over the bottom of the boat....and if I don't remember to move then down off the deck it literally pounds into the floor while under way...scaring the day lights out of me every time.

I have been looking for a solution to this for a while now. The trusty old google search never seemed to supply me with any sort of elegant solution. Well today I was in Tractor Supply buying feed when I saw these small bowls made out of rubber. I thumbed through the selection and bought two that look about the right size for $4.99 each. When I got them home it looks like my guess on size was right on. The 15lb mushroom anchors I use fit snuggly down into them. The pliable rubber provides enough friction that you have to tug at them pretty good to get it free.

I will screw these to the deck floor front and rear near where I normally throw them from. Now I wont have to listen to them boucing all over the place and they will be where I need them the most.

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SLICK idea!

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+1

Those "feed bowls" are super cheap and are tough. Thanks for the idea. That rubber will pretty much reduce the noise and bounce. Thanks for sharing.
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Great idea!
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Nice!

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Great idea. That was an inspired find at TS. Now, I wish I had a mushroom.

Actually, today I am building a top-hinged, hollow step to help me get up onto the front deck. I will size it to fit my anchor inside of it, too. I don't use an anchor much, and this will keep it out of the way and quiet, also. I will use an cut-down old battery box to keep things from rattling around and dry. Saw the idea on another site.

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I am just happy when I remember to pick up both anchors before I head to the ramp.

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Great idea, sure beats my plastic milk crate!

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very nice

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ingenious!
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Congratulations on your idea making front page news on the home page!
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Great solution you found there. I love seeing stuff like this. =D>
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