I have always had a problem anchoring my canoe and have been looking for a way to anchor both ends from my seat. Found the answer http://www.basspro.com/Replacement-K...25377/-1767455. I bought the Jr size it is hooded so the anchor line wont come out. I used 5# dumbells bought at Walmart and it worked great at the fish-in. I can drop 25' of anchor line in seconds and all you have to do is pull the line down and it bites in and is locked. Then you can one hand the line up if you want, it will lock when you let go. Quivira kid can tell you how good they work, he was in the canoe with me.
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