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kev_7680
Posted: Jan 08, 2019 - 07:11 pm


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Do any of you use a hut anchor to keep the wind from blowing it around? Iíve seen ones that look like a big screw, didnít think it would work...thanks

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Jstubbs
Posted: Jan 08, 2019 - 07:43 pm


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I do not go out onto the ice without these.

Also i would have lost my hut without them at least once - and setting up on a windy day is impossible without them.

Even if it's a calm day wind can pick up out of nowhere.

Also, you can drill extra holes outside and put a 2x4 down there as your anchor under the ice and tie that line to your shanty - pretty easy anchor system - I've never used it, but it looks pretty sweet and easy to do.

In short, get anchors lol

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Posted: Jan 08, 2019 - 08:31 pm


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Yes. With my one man flip, I carry one eskimo anchor and tie off to the back of the shack if its windy. With my hub, I have a long section of bungy cord attached to one side of the hub with a loop. I put an anchor in first when its windy out, before I ever open the hub. I've seen a few to many guys chasing their huts on windy days to want to join that club! Use an anchor!

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Posted: Jan 08, 2019 - 08:38 pm


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I have a Clam flip hut and last year on K-Bay it was so windy it jackknifed the Clam and ATV......It wind was even getting under the tub and attempting to flip it.....bought some anchors for this year to keep the back end straight and on the ice...should make it a lot easier....yes will also head the ATV's nose towards the wind.

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Posted: Jan 08, 2019 - 09:16 pm


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I always have extra anchors on deck . Even if they call for 5kmh winds I will at the very least anchor 2 sides of my clam xl4000 . Cheap insurance lol

Just take a hammer out with ya couple wacks then hand tighten them , the "T" style ones from crappie tire are better material then the "oval handle" ones .

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Posted: Jan 08, 2019 - 09:16 pm


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@ jstubbs

Careful, youíll get called out by all the negative Nancyís out there for this one.
I suggested the same thing, and a couple guys got their tighty whities in a bunch. If you do get any flak, who cares. Everyone has an opinion, some are more useful that others lol
Iíve used the method, it works, clean up after yourself. Common sense that the few who chirped in to let it be known or whatever.

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kev_7680
Posted: Jan 08, 2019 - 09:16 pm


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do You have to use the ones from the fishing stores or can you just use a stainless steal screw with washer? The ones I saw were $25 for 2

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Posted: Jan 08, 2019 - 09:56 pm


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Is always good to have a anchor, or two with you. The weather can always change out on the lakes at anytime, and blow your hit around. Also will save you chasing after it on the hard water.

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Posted: Jan 08, 2019 - 10:42 pm


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Gotta use them, I have 4 on my hut and 4 for the guy wires. saw a real nice clam 6 man get destroyed 3 years ago by a sudden wind. I did get lazy and buy the drill driver for them. Really quick install. Did they not come with your hut?

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kev_7680
Posted: Jan 08, 2019 - 10:45 pm


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No inherited my dads old pop up hut...going to upgrade next year ...can I just use stainless steel screws

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Posted: Jan 09, 2019 - 12:25 am


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You probably could use a big eye bolt and just tap it into the ice with a hammer and then screw it in. Iím pretty sure it would work just fine.

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Posted: Jan 09, 2019 - 12:45 am


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You'd have to be nuts to go out without anchors in a pop up. You can use anything that will hold it in place in a pinch, it's just a matter of convenience. Just make sure you have something to tie up to [U]before you open it up on a windy day. We've all seen them go flying across the lake - and posts from guys asking if anyone found a hut?

I've got a couple stashed in my flip over now after going for a ride in the damn thing last year.

If you're anywhere near Keswick, shoot greenbaypikehunter a PM - he may be able to help you out.

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BlackCrowe13
Posted: Jan 09, 2019 - 02:55 am


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No option... anchors are a must.

I had 2 blowouts last season on those 70kmh days. Broken tie downs, broken poles. That was with anchors all around.

Lol, yard sale with no anchors!
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Posted: Jan 09, 2019 - 05:21 am


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Iíd imagine it would work providing they are big enough and drilled in at a angle.. I bring a cheap cordless out and drill pilot holes for my anchors.. Trust me makes setting up way easier.. I would also suggest banking snow or ice ( from your auger hole) on your edges of your skirt.. Donít go to nuts Iíve had them freeze to the ice pretty good.. I would suggest min 3 inch if your gonna try the screws.. Good luck.. Cheers

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Posted: Jan 09, 2019 - 05:46 am


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This is what I use (called 'Ice Angel'). Drill a hole with auger, pop it in and pull/fasten it tight. When done, push it down and take it out. It's that easy peasy:-)

(One thing I don't like those anchor screws that come with a pop-up hut is, on warmer and/or too windy days, the screw will become looser and looser on ice as my fishing day progresses, and eventually it will just unscrew itself/come out. This happened quite a few times with me before I switched to this Ice Angel. With this Ice Angel, there is literally no chance this could happen: The more you or the wind pull it up, the tighter it gets stuck/bite into the ice wall in the hole:-)

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