In this post, we will review 4 different anchors that are perfect for your Jet Ski. Each has its own unique pros and cons which we will go over in fine detail. Standard metal boat anchors are not well suited to personal watercraft due to the sharp edges that can damage your jet ski internals.
Now I use a Cooper Nylon PWC anchor that works extremely well in the ocean as well as rivers. When I tie my Sea-doo jetski to a riverbank I use a twist screw anchor. So as you can see each has its uses so I carry both.
Seadoo Anchor Cooper 1kg Nylon
The Cooper anchor is an Australian invention that works surprisingly well. It is made out of solid tough reinforced fiber Nylon and comes in a few different sizes and colors like Blue, Red, and Black. (Depending on the anchor size)
There is a small lead insert the the front of the Cooper anchor to give it extra weight.
The design is simple with no moving parts. It is made to self dig into the sandy bottom of the ocean or a river. I just keep 30m of rope tied onto the Cooper anchor and it is ready to go at all times in the front storage compartment.
The Cooper anchor for jet skis is very popular and I see them all the time in smaller boats and rubber dinghies. As they are made out of nylon they won’t damage the inside of your boat or Jet-ski.
The following video will show how the cooper anchor works and how to set up the correct rope length scope for the anchor.
Twist Anchor for Jet Ski
The twist anchor stake for jet-skis is similar to a dog screw-down stake but more heavy-duty. They are handy when you want to tie your boat or Jet-ski to a riverbank but don’t want to take out your big anchor.
I like to screw down the stake and attach a smaller rope with a quick-release carabiner. They can become a tripping hazard when they are screwed down so be sure to put something around the stake to mark it out.
Make sure to buy a stainless steel twist stake as mild steel will corrode over time. This Yamaha OEM beach anchor will do the job.
Bag Sand Anchor for Jet Skis
Now a Sandbag anchor is a very lightweight solution but it requires some work to fill it full of sand.
It can be used either on the beach or in the water. I do fund that if there is a strong wind the sandbag anchor can actually move.
- It is made from 600-denier yellow polyester fabric that is capable of holding around 45 lb (12.5 L) of wet sand.
- Measurements are 15 ¾’’ x 9’’ (40 cm x 22.9 cm). 16’ half-inch nylon strap (4.9 m x 1.3 cm) But can come in different sizes.
- Plastic hook attachment and molded floater
- There is a factory original equipment sand anchor item from Sea-Doo.
If you are struggling for space in your storage compartment this is a great solution. Many stand up paddle boarders (SUP) are now using this type of sand anchor.
PWC Fluke Anchor
The Fluke Anchor is a vinyl-dipped metal anchor. It weighs only 1-3/4 pounds and won¿t scratch finishes. It is designed for PWCs and other small craft and comes with a 25-foot marine-grade rope. I like that a nylon case is also included for convenient storage.
The only problem I have with it is that it doesn’t seem to be able to grab into the ocean or river sand bottom no matter how long of a rope I use.
I think it is because of the front points of the anchor is not sharp enough to dig into the sand. The other problem is if the nylon outer cover is damaged water can start to rust the metal underneath.
In my opinion, I would just spring for the extra cost in the better Cooper Anchor.
With a combination of the Cooper anchor and the screw anchor system, you will have the best of both worlds. Never store a metal anchor that has sharp edges in your Jetski compartment as you will damage the internals, or even worse rupture the fuel tank.
Your storage compartment only has a small piece of plastic that protects your gear from the fuel tank. Jumping one large wave can really smash around the contents of your PWC compartment.
Stay safe on your personal watercraft, and maybe I will see you out on the water one day.