Create rock-solid anchoring

Many of the inflatable water sports products on East Inflatables Manufacturing recommend the use of an anchoring system for the highest level of safety. But which type of anchor is right for you? There are many ways to anchor your inflatable products. Before moving forward, however, it is wise to master some local regulations regarding what types of anchors can be used at your end. Different places own different anchoring suggestions.

Quality Anchor Rope Is Key

Always start with a qualified anchor rope; nylon rope keeps the best in water and sun. It is recommended to use a nylon rope with a strength of 8mm/0.47. Lines do eventually wear out, so it’s important to check on them periodically.

Shock Absorbing Safety Bungee Cords

Are your anchors not staying put? While building a stronger anchor is a requisite option, using the stretchable shock absorbing Safety Bungee Cord will keep your anchor in position (see pic. a). Typically when a strong wind blows against large water inflatable, the anchor tends to move along as well. This is caused by the force of wind being transferred directly to your anchor through the mooring line. The solution is the stretchable shock absorbing Safety Bungee Cord (length: 3m/ 10ft) which absorbs the force from the wind. Instead of your anchor taking a beating, let the Safety Bungee take the force instead.

Mark Line with Buoy

By attaching a buoy or other float to the end of your anchor line, you’ll find it easier to identify (see pic. b). Attaching a stainless steel snap hook to the buoy simplifies the process of removing your water sports inflatable from the water for cleaning or repair. It also makes it simple to return your product to its previous location.

Written by Fiona from East Inflatables.