Shallow water anchor system

  • US 8,327,791 B1
  • Filed: 04/04/2011
  • Issued: 12/11/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/16/2008
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A shallow water anchoring system for automatically moving a rod-shaped anchor between a lowered orientation for operation and use and a raised orientation for transportation and storage, the moving of the anchor being done in a safe, convenient and economical manner comprising, in combination:

  • a boat having a periphery with an above-water support surface;

    an anchor having a cylindrical lower section and a cylindrical intermediate section and a cylindrical upper section, the lower and intermediate and upper sections having a common axis vertically oriented during operation and use;

    coupling components removably coupling the anchor with respect to the support surface of the boat at a location laterally spaced from the boat;

    the lower section having an upper end and a lower end, the lower section having an exterior surface of a common circumference and shape along its length, the lower end of the lower section being formed with a point adapted to penetrate a floor of a water body;

    the intermediate section having an upper end and a lower end, the intermediate section being hollow with an interior surface of a common circumference and shape along its length along its length and an exterior surface of a common circumference and shape along its length along its length, the interior surface of the intermediate section having a greater circumference than the circumference of the exterior surface of the lower section whereby the lower section is adapted to move into and out of the intermediate section;

    the upper section having an upper end and a lower end, the upper section being hollow with an interior surface of a common circumference and shape along its length along its length and an exterior surface of a common circumference and shape along its length along its length, the interior surface of the upper section having a greater circumference than the circumference of the exterior surface of the intermediate section whereby the intermediate section is adapted to move into and out of the upper section;

    a rotatable spool fixedly positioned with respect to the anchor;

    a flexible cable having an interior end and an exterior end, the exterior end coupled to the anchor, the interior end coupled to the spool;

    an electric motor adapted to rotate the spool, the rotation of the spool in a first direction adapted to reel in the cable and raise the lower section into the intermediate section and raise the lower and intermediate sections into the upper section whereby the anchor is in an inoperative orientation, the rotation of the spool in a second direction adapted to reel out the cable and lower the lower section from the intermediate section and lower the lower and intermediate sections from the upper section whereby the anchor is in an operative orientation; and

    a hand held control device remote from the motor for activating and inactivating the motor at the discretion of a user.

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