Amish Outfitters Buggy Bag Sea Anchors
The majority of the charter captains in the central basin of Lake Erie now use Amish Outfitters Sea Anchors. Their durability has far exceeded all expectations.
These bags come in seven sizes. All sizes are measured in open diameter. The size of the bag needed is dependent largely upon the size of the boat, the speed of the boat with no bags out, and how slow you need your boat to go. The following measurements are just a guideline.
The 15" and 18" bags are used on 12' to 20' boats. The 22" bag is used on boats from 20' to 24'. The 28" bag is used on boats from 24' to 30'.
A number of charter captains have a 27' Sportcraft that weighs 6500 lbs., and they use a 28" bag every day. This bag will take most boats from 3.2 MPH to 2.2 MPH. When you need to go slower than 2.2 MPH, carry a 36" bag on the other side of the boat. the 36" bag is used for boats from 28' to 32'. The 48" bag is used for boats bigger than 32'. The 60" Whomper is for very special applications.
We recommend using a 3/8" or bigger line from the boat to the front of the bag, and the same from the rear of the bag to the boat. Adjust the line to the back of the bag so that it doesn't swing under the boat and into the prop, rudder, or outdrive.
We generally recommend that boats under 26' to 28' run two bags to balance out the steering of the boat. One on each side amidships.
If you order bags and they are either too small or too large, call us and I we'll buy them back and get you into the proper sized bags. Getting your boat tuned right is our objective.
Size of Sea Anchor ** Length of Boat
15" Sea Anchor ** 12' - 19' boat
18" Sea Anchor ** 12' - 19' boat
22" Sea Anchor ** 20' - 24'boat
28" Sea Anchor ** 24' - 30' boat
36" Sea Anchor ** 28' - 32' boat
48" Sea Anchor ** Greater than 32' boat