I’m heading out for a central american beach trip soon, and I’m thinking of taking my packraft along, primarily to play with while snorkeling. I’ve got some open water experience, but I’ve never tried to anchor a packraft before. Has anybody tried this? At this point, I can’t imagine that there’ll be a good way to keep the raft put while I’m out of it and snorkeling, in which case I probably won’t bother taking it. But I’m wondering if anybody else has experience I can draw on…



Take some cord (3x more than the depth you want to anchor in) and a mesh bag. When you get to the beach, put a rock in the mesh bag. When you get to your destination tie the anchor to your boat and then lower it. Works great!