Weights for gang rigging

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Weights for gang rigging

Postby lawnboy » Sun Nov 13, 2005 8:25 pm

Question on the gang rigging. At first I was buying lead weights and that started to get expensive do to the amount of weight that I need. So I am going to try and use ½ gallon milk jugs filled with cement. Any other ideas out there?
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Postby Humboldt Scaup » Sun Nov 13, 2005 8:52 pm

Ive seen people use metal auto parts like a spindle. Just need a hunk of something heavy.
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Postby donell67 » Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:17 pm

i use dumbells from walmart. there cheap and they work.
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Postby KpHonknImRloadn » Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:07 pm

yeah a buddy of mine also used weights for a barbell
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Postby ISHOOTDIVERS » Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:11 pm

Old window weights work good
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Postby chrispbrown27 » Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:58 am

Go for a walk down a local railway. I have no idea what the would be called, but those hooks work well. I was told that in time they stretch out and aren't springy like they are supposed to be so they just toss em aside. Unless you get caught by someone that feels the need to be an ****** no one should care.
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Postby texan68 » Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:06 am

ISHOOTDIVERS wrote:Old window weights work good



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Postby AK Ducks » Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:35 pm

that all works but the cheepest is a rock (I've done it before) you need to find a good rock but they work great and are free :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Postby DUKHTR » Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:43 am

another 'vote' on sash weights.....got a bunch of them from the transfer station!
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Postby 870 » Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:12 pm

I could'n get my hands on sash weights, so I saw cut some flat stock steel put an eye bolt on them.

Their flat and don't take up alot of room in the pale I gave them two coats of paint, they weigh 4lbs each They work great :thumbsup:
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Postby Mike M. » Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:50 pm

As long as you are not hunting in any current anything heavy ought to work.

I hunt in a river that has a current that goes almost 6 MPH during the last of the outgoing tide so I need something that holds. Even window weights drag here so I use 5lb navy style boat anchors. Kind of expensive at about 7 bucks an anchor but I dont put out a lot of decoys either. I have a few of my weights with the 1 lb herters grapple anchors but have a home made rig that lets me put 2 on a piece of wood and then I have added some weight to so that it weighs about 4lbs and holds in the river as well. I generally only run 6-10 herters decoys on a line and anchor on both ends just to avoid tangles for when the tide turns or the wind shifts.
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Postby 10 ga. » Sun Dec 11, 2005 11:13 am

Check out the anchors from www.duckhuntingsolutions.com I have some and I hunt in current and they hold .
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Postby CANBACK KILLER » Sun Dec 11, 2005 5:47 pm

It depends on current, for me i hunt slow current & poured 48 oz. paper cups with concrete & burried a 12`` 12 gauge wire twisted wita a loop in the top of the concrete. You have to peel the cup off after it dries. or it`s a little slick & they like to drag along the bottom. very cheap & very effective! :yes:
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Postby Major Woods » Tue Jan 10, 2006 10:49 am

We hunt offshore in heavy currents so a 1lb grapple anchor on a piece of 2' heavy duty anchor chain is used.
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Postby Lundman » Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:43 pm

On our eider rigs here in Maine, we use dive weights, the ones you put on your weight belt... you can get them from 1# all the way up to 12#. They take up no room and hold very well. They can be pricie new they run about a buck a pound. If you have any divers in your area go to them, they usually have a bunch kicking around.
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Postby 10 ga. » Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:52 pm

3.5 grapple anchor , they are the best . they will hold almost any where and thier not that expensive if you get them when they are on sale. I just bought 4 more the other day for about 6 bucks apiece. They even fold up so they dont take up much space at all.
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