Shallow Water Anchor Parts and Kits

The answer to: “What shallow water boat anchor should I use?”, “What is the best shallow water anchoring system?”, and “How do I anchor my boat in shallow water?”

There are a great many commercially-made shallow water boat anchors out there, but as you know, they tend to be pretty pricey. Why not make your own with Max-Gain Systems fiberglass and save a ton of money?  

PARTS TO BUILD YOUR DREAM ANCHOR SYSTEM

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Chad Ferguson of the very informative website http://www.catfishedge.com/ has created a great shallow water boat anchor using Max-Gain Systems fiberglass. He has created a complete Do-It-Yourself (DIY) guide on his website: http://www.catfishedge.com/shallow-water-anchor/ where he goes into great detail about his search to make a durable, strong, and inexpensive shallow water anchor. Chad has also produced a video (see below) in which he uses his new shallow water anchor and explains the process in detail. His design can be utilized using any size of fiberglass allowing users the ability to anchor larger (or smaller) boats.

Max-Gain Systems fiberglass is the most cost efficient method to anchor your boat. Fiberglass is saltwater corrosion proof, keeps you steady in the water with wind and waves, and gives you, by far, the lightest and most cost efficient way to anchor your boat.

Introduction
How to decide parts before building

Choosing your components and how to build
How to use your new anchor

MOST REQUESTED LAYOUTS

Click the layout of your choice for the parts list to create one complete unit

Eight foot long anchor

Eight foot long anchor to fit in rod box

BA 8

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BA 6x4x4

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10 foot modular anchor

12 foot modular anchor

Go “ALL OUT” anchor
Up to 14 feet!

BA 6x2x8

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BA 6x4x8

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BA 6x2x4x8

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DIY Shallow Water Anchor Component Assembly Guide

FEATURED PRODUCT

4-IN-1 PADDLE and how it is typically used

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Product needed for adding a 4-IN-1 Paddle to your modular anchor:

One, 4 foot, 3/4″ Outer Diameter, WHITE Paddle Extension Parts List

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Parts
Part Number
Quantity 
Unit Price
Line Total
1
¾” Female Stainless Coupler
1
$12.95
$12.95
2
4 foot, ¾” WHITE, rod
1
$9.95
$9.95
3
4-IN-1 Paddle
1
$29.95
$29.95
NOTE: Most common for most boats
TOTAL
$52.85

 

One, 4 foot, 3/4″ Outer Diameter, BLACK Paddle Extension Parts List

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Parts
Part Number
Quantity 
Unit Price
Line Total
1
¾” Female Stainless Coupler
1
$12.95
$12.95
2
4 foot, ¾” BLACK, rod
1
$9.95
$9.95
3
4-IN-1 Paddle
1
$29.95
$29.95
NOTE: Most common for most boats
TOTAL
$52.85

One, 4 foot, 3/4″ Outer Diameter, CAMO Paddle Extension Parts List

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Parts
Part Number
Quantity 
Unit Price
Line Total
1
¾” Female Stainless Coupler
1
$12.95
$12.95
2
4 foot, ¾” CAMO, rod
1
$17.95
$17.95
3
4-IN-1 Paddle
1
$29.95
$29.95
NOTE: Most common for most boats
TOTAL
$60.85

 

One, 4 foot, 1″ Outer Diameter, WHITE Paddle Extension Parts List

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Parts
Part Number
Quantity 
Unit Price
Line Total
1
1″ Female Stainless Coupler
1
$19.95
$19.95
2
4 foot, 1″ WHITE, rod
1
$15.95
$15.95
3
4-IN-1 Paddle
1
$29.95
$29.95
NOTE: Needed for high profile boats (i.e. Pontoon boats, 20+ feet long boats)
For very rough water areas and very windy areas

TOTAL
$65.85

To order, click the part number or click here: Order Now !
or give us a call at: 770-973-6251

Installation:

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Unassembled

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Ferrule Installed in Paddle

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Rod and Stainless Screw
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Assembled

Installation: The 4-in-1 paddle can be used on 1 inch and ¾ inch diameter rods. The 4-in-1 paddle uses a hollow ferrule for spacing that is 1 inch outer diameter when being used on ¾ inch diameter solid rod. When gluing in this ferrule, lather the outside of the tube with adhesive and slide it into the paddle. When gluing the 4-in-1 paddle onto the end of a solid rod, air pockets can form between the rod and the 4-in-1 paddle. To avoid this DO NOT smear glue around the end of the rod. Instead, apply the adhesive in vertical, equidistant, strips around the rod. This will allow any air to escape between those strips of adhesive when attempting to place the 4-in-1 paddle on the rod. When the 4-in-1 paddle is fully seated onto the rod, simply twist the 4-in-1 paddle on the rod and turn it in either direction one quarter turn to then smear the adhesive around the rod. When the adhesive has had enough time to set up AND fully cure, it is time to install the provided stainless steel pan head screw. Use a 1/8 inch diameter drill bit to drill a hole at the provided screw location in the shaft of the 4-in-1 paddle, through the ferrule, rod, and out the other side. Insert the pan head screw and use the provided nut with the nylon self-locking insert.

IMPORTANT ASSEMBLY NOTE FOR 4-IN-1 PADDLE: Before attaching the stainless steel coupler or the 4-in-1 paddle to either side of the rod, be sure to line up the paddle and t-grip by screwing the t-grip section, which should be completed first and was covered on page 3 of the installation guide , into the female coupler that should be installed on the other end of the rod from the paddle. Lay the entire assembly on the ground or table before any adhesive has a chance to cure. This will ensure that the paddle and t-grip are in the correct orientation to one another. If this is not done prior to the adhesive curing, when attaching the t-grip to the rod that has the paddle on the end, the paddle could be perpendicular to the t-grip making it very difficult to use correctly.

Meet your coast guard requirement of having a paddle while adding capability to your anchor system! Emergency Paddle, Lure Retriever, Decoy Retriever, and Push Pole all in one!

Material: Polycarbonate
Important Dimensions 
  Max length 
 18.50 in / 469.90 mm 
     Max width    7.00 in / 177.80 mm 
  Max thickness 1.25 in / 31.75 mm
Weight       17.39 oz. / 493 g

For the 4-IN-1 Paddle only:
Our Part Number: MGS-PADDLE-01
Price: $29.95  each

To order, click the photo above, the part number, or click here: Order Now !
or give us a call at: 770-973-6251

 


Parts Quick Jump Links

Fiberglass

Diameter
(OD)
Weight
(lbs)
Length
(ft.)
Color
Stock
Number
Price
Per Piece
Notes

3/4 inch solid rod comes in three colors:
white, black, and CAMO
1/2"
1.33
8′
Black
$6.95
For light craft and personal floatation
device use in little to no wake areas
5/8"
1.92
8′
Black
$13.95
Great for Kayak and
Stand Up Paddle Board Use
3/4" Off-white
2.80
1.40
0.70
0.175
8′
4′
2′
.5′
(6 inches)
Off-white
$17.45
$9.95
$6.95
$3.95
Most popular size, White
3/4" Black
2.80
1.40
0.70
0.175
8′
4′
2′
.5′
(6 inches)
Black
$17.45
$9.95
$6.95
$3.95
Most popular size, Black
3/4" CAMO
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2.80
1.40
0.70
0.175
8′
4′
2′
.5′
(6 inches)
Camo
$31.45
$17.95
$10.95
$4.95
New MUDDY WATER CAMO
pattern for our most popular size
1"
4.96
2.48
1.24
0.31
8′
4′
2′
.5′
(6 inches)
Off-White
$29.95
$15.95
$9.45
$4.95
Great for larger boats, White
1"
4.96
2.48
1.24
0.31
8′
4′
2′
.5′
(6 inches)
Black
$29.95
$15.95
$9.45
$4.95
Great for larger boats, Black

To order, click on any of the part numbers or click here: Order Now !
or give us a call at: 770-973-6251


Rod Couplings

¾ inch Rod Couplers

1 inch Rod Couplers

¾” Male Stainless Steel Rod Coupling

¾” Female Stainless Steel Rod Coupling

1″ Male Stainless Steel Rod Coupling

1″ Female Stainless Steel Rod Coupling

T-GRIP-01

3/4 inch Male Rod Coupling

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3/4 inch Female Rod Coupling

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1 inch Male Rod Coupling

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1 inch Female Rod Coupling

Material:                    Stainless Steel
Thread:                     3/8 x 24 (standard)
Important Dimensions
    Max length
          2.5 in / 63.52 mm
    Outer Diameter    0.825 in / 20.95 mm
    Inner Diameter     0.738 in / 18.74 mm
Wall Thickness      0.043 in / 1.08 mm
    Weight                  1.6 oz. / 45.36 g

Material:                     Stainless Steel
Thread:                      3/8 x 24 (standard)
Important Dimensions
     Max length
          2.51 in / 63.74 mm
    Outer Diameter    0.825 in / 20.95 mm
    Inner Diameter     0.738 in / 18.74 mm
Wall Thickness      0.042 in / 1.04 mm
    Weight                  2.8 oz. / 79.38 g

Material:                    Stainless Steel
Thread:                    5/8 x 24 (standard)
Important Dimensions
    Max length
          3 in / 76.22 mm
    Outer Diameter    1.098 in / 27.89 mm
    Inner Diameter     1.004 in / 25.52 mm
Wall Thickness      0.044 in / 1.12 mm
    Weight                  3.7 oz. / 104.89 g

Material:                    Stainless Steel
Thread:                    5/8 x 24 (standard)
Important Dimensions
     Max length
          3 in / 76.22 mm
    Outer Diameter    1.098 in / 27.89 mm
    Inner Diameter     1.004 in / 25.52 mm
Wall Thickness      0.044 in / 1.12 mm
    Weight                  4.5 oz. / 127.57 g

Installation Guide
Part Number: MGS-MRODCPL-01
Price: $12.95 each

Installation Guide
Part Number: MGS-FRODCPL-01
Price: $12.95 each

Installation Guide
Part Number: MGS-MRODCPL-02
Price: $19.95 each

Installation Guide
Part Number: MGS-FRODCPL-02
Price: $19.95 each

To order, click any of the photos or part numbers, or click here: Order Now !
or give us a call at: 770-973-6251


T-Grips

T-Grip for 1/2 inch (.5") rod
Accepts our black
1/2-inch fiberglass rod

T-Grip for 5/8 inch (.675") rod
Accepts our black
5/8-inchfiberglass rod

T-Grip for 3/4 inch (.75") rod
Accepts all colors of our
3/4-inch fiberglass rod

T-Grip for 1 inch (1") rod
Accepts both colors of our
1-inch fiberglass rod

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T-Grip

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T-Grip

T-GRIP-01
T-Grip

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T-Grip

Material: Polycarbonate
Important Dimensions
Max length 4.448 in / 113.0 mm
Max width 3.783 in / 96.103 mm
Outer Diameter 1.038 in / 25.4 mm
Inner Diameter 0.486 in / 12.34 mm
Weight 1.9 oz / 53.86 g

T-Grip Installation Guide

Our Part Number: MGS-TGRIP-00
Price: $9.95 each
Material: Polycarbonate
Important Dimensions
Max length 4.448 in / 113.0 mm
Max width 3.750 in / 95.26 mm
Outer Diameter 1.035 in / 26.32 mm
Inner Diameter 0.646 in / 16.41 mm
Weight 1.8 oz / 51.03 g

T-Grip Installation Guide

Our Part Number: MGS-TGRIP-03
Price: $9.95 each
Material: Polycarbonate
Important Dimensions
Max length 4.448 in / 113.0 mm
Max width 3.783 in / 96.103 mm
Outer Diameter 1.038 in / 25.4 mm
Inner Diameter 0.755 in / 19.15 mm
Weight 1.6 oz / 45.36 g

T-Grip Installation Guide

Our Part Number: MGS-TGRIP-01
Price: $9.95 each
Material: Polycarbonate
Important Dimensions
Max length 4.448 in / 113.0 mm
Max width 3.783 in / 96.103 mm
Outer Diameter 1.244 in / 31.59 mm
Inner Diameter 1.006 in / 25.55 mm
Weight 1.6 oz / 45.36 g

T-Grip Installation Guide

Our Part Number: MGS-TGRIP-02
Price: $12.95 each

To order, click any of the photos or part numbers, or click here: Order Now !
or give us a call at: 770-973-6251


Stainless Steel Protective Tips for Hard Soils

Stainless Steel Tip
for 1/2 inch
(0.50") rod
Accepts our 1/2 inch fiberglass

Stainless Steel Tip
for 5/8 inch
(0.625") rod
Accepts our 5/8 inch fiberglass

Stainless Steel Tip
for 3/4 inch
(.75") rod
Accepts our  3/4-inch fiberglass rod (all colors)

Stainless Steel Tip
for 1 inch
(1") rod
Accepts our 1 inch fiberglass rod (both colors)


Stainless Steel Tip

Stainless Steel Tip


Stainless Steel Tip

Stainless Steel Tip

Material: Stainless Steel
Important Dimensions
Max length 1.385 in / 35.179 mm
Outer Diameter 0.531 in /13.487 mm
Inner Diameter 0.492 in /12.497 mm
Wall Thickness 0.020 in / 0.508 mm
Weight 0.300 oz. / 8.505 g

Stainless Steel Tip Installation Guide 
Our Part Number: MGS-SSTIP-00
Price:  $8.95 each

Material: Stainless Steel
Important Dimensions
Max length 1.426 in / 36.220 mm
Outer Diameter 0.667 in /16.942 mm
Inner Diameter 0.626 in / 15.900 mm
Wall Thickness 0.027 in / 0.686 mm
Weight 0.500 oz. / 14.175 g

Stainless Steel Tip Installation Guide 
Our Part Number: MGS-SSTIP-03
Price:  $9.95 each

Material: Stainless Steel
Important Dimensions
Max length 1.508 in / 38.31 mm
Outer Diameter 0.782 in / 19.88 mm
Inner Diameter 0.740 in / 18.81 mm
Wall Thickness 0.020 in / 0.508 mm
Weight 0.800 oz / 22.68 g

Stainless Steel Tip Installation Guide
Our Part Number: MGS-SSTIP-01
Price: $9.95 each

Material: Stainless Steel
Important Dimensions
Max length 1.683 in / 42.74 mm
Outer Diameter 1.03 in / 26.16 mm
Inner Diameter 0.992 in / 25.19 mm
Wall Thickness 0.020 in / 0.508 mm
Weight 1.300 oz / 36.85 g

Stainless Steel Tip Installation Guide
Our Part Number: MGS-SSTIP-02
Price: $12.95 each

To order, click any of the photos or part numbers, or click here: Order Now !
or give us a call at: 770-973-6251


4-in-1 Paddle

Paddle fits on 1 inch Solid Rod AND ¾ inch Solid Rod with the included ferrule.
Minimum 1 inch Rod required: 9.125″
Minimum ¾ inch Rod required: 9.875″

NOTE: All paddles ship with a 1″ outer diameter ferrule for use with ¾” OD Solid Rod

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Emergency Paddle / Lure Retriever / Decoy Retriever / AND Push Pole

Meet your coast guard requirement of having a paddle while adding capability to your anchor system! Emergency Paddle, Lure Retriever, Decoy Retriever, and Push Pole all in one!

Material: Polycarbonate
Important Dimensions 
  Max length 
 18.50 in / 469.90 mm 
     Max width    7.00 in / 177.80 mm 
  Max thickness 1.25 in / 31.75 mm
Weight       17.39 oz. / 493 g

Installation Guide

Our Part Number: MGS-PADDLE-01
Price: $29.95 each

To order, click the photo above, the part number, or click here: Order Now !
or give us a call at: 770-973-6251


Clips

When ordering clips, at least two units are needed per 8 foot piece of rod for stowing your rod. More is always better to combat them coming loose during rough water navigation or during trailering of your boat.

Clips for 5/8 & 3/4 inch rod
Accepts our white, black, or camo 3/4-inch fiberglass rod
Part Numbers: RSR-34-8W, RSR-34-8B, and RSR-34-8CAMO
Clips for 7/8 & 1 inch rod
Accepts our white 1-inch fiberglass rod
Part Numbers: RSR-1-8
Clips for 1-1/4 inch tube
Clips for 1-1/2 inch tube
Clips for 5/8 & 3/4 inch
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Clips for 7/8 & 1 inch
Clips for 1-1/4 inch tube
Clips for 1-1/4 inch
Clips for 1-1/2 inch tube
Clips for 1-1/2 inch
Material: Polycarbonate
Important Dimensions
Max length 1.242 in / 31.546 mm
Max width 0.687 in / 17.449 mm
Max height 0.854 in / 21.691 mm
Weight 0.070 oz. / 2.00 g
Part Number: MGS-CLP-01
Entering QUANTITY of 1, will get you 1 clip, NOT a pair of clips
Price: $2.95 each
OR 2 for $5.00
Material: Polycarbonate
Important Dimensions
Max length 1.242 in / 31.546 mm
Max width 0.868 in / 22.047 mm
Max height 1.131 in / 33.350 mm
Weight 0.105 oz. / 3.00 g
Part Number: MGS-CLP-02
Entering QUANTITY of 1, will get you 1 clip, NOT a pair of clips
Price: $2.95 each
OR 2 for $5.00
Material: Polycarbonate
Important Dimensions
Max length 1.242 in / 31.546 mm
Max width 1.350 in / 34.200 mm
Max height 0.854 in / 21.691 mm
Weight 0.200 oz. / 5.70 g
Part Number: MGS-CLP-03
Entering QUANTITY of 1, will get you 1 clip, NOT a pair of clips
Price: $2.95 each
OR 2 for $5.00
Material: Polycarbonate
Important Dimensions
Max length 1.242 in / 31.546 mm
Max width 1.630 in / 41.40 mm
Max height 1.680 in / 42.70 mm
Weight 0.300 oz. / 8.500 g
Part Number: MGS-CLP-04
Entering QUANTITY of 1, will get you 1 clip, NOT a pair of clips
Price: $2.95 each
OR 2 for $5.00

 

NOTE: 2 clips, minimum, are required per 8 foot rod to securely hold the anchor for stowing. Three clips would be better especially for boaters in rough water areas and those that trailer their boat and go over bumpy terrain.

To order, click any of the photos or part numbers, or click here: Order Now !
or give us a call at: 770-973-6251


Customer Mounting Solutions

Russ Point of Texas, shared with us a great mounting solution that is durable and safe on the anchors.

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A small loop of water resistant rope and a stainless ring (widely and cheaply available from marine dealers and hardware stores) attached to a cleat. This is a very cheap and effective way to keep your boat attached to your anchor. Russ says that he has one of these ring mounts installed on each corner of his boat, and one on each side at mid-ship. There is always a mount handy, in a perfect position for any anchoring need. Properly sized rings will also easily accommodate the larger tube diameters of our extension kits!