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DIY Sand Anchor

SKIQUATTRO

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looking to build a sand anchor (the kind you see beach umbrellas anchored to)...i need 3 of them and thought there maybe a way to build your own rather than dropping $15 ea on 'em.....any engineers out there? thinking some pvc, but cant figure out what do for the 'propeller' that digs into the sand....
 

Puck it

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For $15, it would not worth it. You could just cut pvc pipe to about 2' and angle the end and then pounded into the sand. Then slide umbrella in to it and then secure it with a thumb screw through the pvc.
 

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Those cloth grocery bags are perfect. Dig a hole, fill the bag with what you dug, bury bag. And they are collapsable and lightweight.
 

bvibert

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at which point you don't really care what happens to the umbrella...

That is probably true at the time, but you'd probably be pissed later on. Especially if you pass out from said beer and wake up with a nasty sunburn... :flame:
 

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That's why you should use and anchor so you can pass out under the umbrella.

Exactly!

Personally I like to bring a bag quikrete with me to the beach. It's a little bit more work, but the results are worth it!
 
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