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Old 05-19-2010, 01:51 AM   #101
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RE: The 5 most useful improvements on your boat

I have used a plough anchor on large commercial vessels for years and yes they drag on occasion however so do all the others
The main issues with amateur boaties is as I see it;

Scope too short
Anchor is not dropped properly
Not enough chain or chain too light
And most of all the anchor is too light.

Most books that have the anchor sizes don't take into account the extra weight or windage of some vessels.

A plough deployed properly will hold as well as a lot of other anchors

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Old 05-19-2010, 08:28 PM   #102
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RE: The 5 most useful improvements on your boat

Allan;
Get with the program. This thread is about slagging the Bruce, not expressing any love for other kinds of anchors.
Sure your plough will hold occasionally, but we aren't interested, thanks.
Oh, did I mention, I have used a CQR for 25 yrs, and yes I have dragged. When I dragged, I had a couple of other boats rafted to me and the wind came up, so my 44#, rated for my 44ft boat, was trying to hold a fleet. And no, that experience didn't deter further multiple boats on one anchor.
In normal anchoring, with just me, no problem.
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:18 PM   #103
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RE: The 5 most useful improvements on your boat

I don't think the thread was directed at slagging any kind of anchor, per se, but triggered by several mentioning the move to a new anchor being one of their 5 best innovations. Then followed an exploration of why and with what, the aim being, certainly from my point of view, to encourage others to step out of their anchor mind-set, and consider there might now be something better out there? Like with all equipment - improvements occur. Why miss out on one if its worth having a look? I'm off tomorrow night taking my boat down to the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show, hoping to see new things, and get new ideas....maybe find something that works better than what I've got. It was at this same show about 6 yrs ago I saw the Sarca demonstrated and was 'sold'. Never regretted it. The CQR is now my spare/stern, anchor, and there it will stay.
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:26 PM   #104
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RE: The 5 most useful improvements on your boat

But Peter, a Sarca cannot compare to a Rocna. Complete different spelling. Your Sarca*is just trying to ride on the Rocna's coat tails.

On a more serious note, how far do you normally travel on a boating weekend? What kind of weather do you normally encounter?
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:26 AM   #105
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RE: The 5 most useful improvements on your boat

Peter

good to see you are taking your boat to the show you can carry a lot of goodies home on that
and add to the 5 best improvements list

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Old 05-20-2010, 06:54 AM   #106
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But Peter, a Sarca cannot compare to a Rocna. Complete different spelling. Your Sarca*is just trying to ride on the Rocna's coat tails.

On a more serious note, how far do you normally travel on a boating weekend? What kind of weather do you normally encounter?
Tom, you're being a bit mishievous there, as actually, to be a bit pedantic, from dates gven on both web sites, the Sarca predated the Rocna by a year or two.* However, freely admit both excellent.
As to distance we travel and weather....?* Near perfect weather for boating here in Queensland virtually year round.* In fact I sometimes think the Winter the best, as one can enjoy the sun, without wanting to hide from it, and also enjoy snuggling up in the bunk at night, as often 7-10 degrees C overnight and then 25 in the day, whereas in summer nights are warmer - some even have aircons - av about 18-22, and in the day up to 34C - seldom more on the water.* I'll leave it to you to convert that to degrees F - we haven't used that system for yonks.* We don't often pine for air out on the boat, but certainly have it at home.* As to distance - most day trips about 20 -30 nm - weekends up to 100nm - not a lot more possible unless one leaves the Bay and goes coastal.* I never have the time for that unfortunately.
Yes Allan, lookig forward to the show, tho mainly for ideas to plot and plan for rather than buying then & there.* But have been known to lash out for a boat show special.* I might take some pics on the old cameraphone and post the odd good one.* Are you going?* If so, give me a call on 0411 097 794 if you're there Saturday.

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Old 05-20-2010, 03:34 PM   #107
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RE: The 5 most useful improvements on your boat

Hi Peter
Not going to the show this year but maybe next year
Busy surveying now boat Cheoy Lee 32
Owner has accepted offer

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Old 05-21-2010, 12:27 AM   #108
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RE: The 5 most useful improvements on your boat

Ah ha - closing in eh? Good onyah. Best of luck with that - give me a call and let me know how it all goes. Exciting times ahead....? Oh, and by the way, don't let the survey throw you too much. He'll quite likely find plenty, but as long as there is nothing huge and expensive, you can do a huge amount yourself. There's not a boat out there that's perfect, but most issues aren't lethal, and are fixable, or mainly cosmetic and can wait. Like that staining round the head porthole.....
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RE: The 5 most useful improvements on your boat

Peter
How did the boat show go.
I went down on Thursday with a mate of mine.
JHave always made a habitb of going on opening day.
Boats and stall reps are fresh and always happy to chat to we punters.
Had a fantastic day, first launch in and last launch out.
One day I will arnage to have Tidahapah in service and anchor up for a couple off show days,
would be so less stressful and more fun.
Went ove a lot of boats , both of us looking at ideas, my mate has a 61" Norman Wright that is an X charter boat and ready for a refurb.
Took it fior a drive the other day what a beautiful boat.

The show, the Flemming 65 was an absolute cracker.

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RE: The 5 most useful improvements on your boat

Guys, the boat show was fantastic.* We motored down on the Friday night, as my son wanted to do some night navigation, which we did, and arrived safely, but not totally without incident, thanks to a couple of boats moored unlit and in the river channel up to Sanctuary Cove.* Fortunately we missed them, thanks only to the fact I was huggng the right side of the channel, because even though we were keeping a good look out, they were invisible against the backdrop of a lot of brightly lit dwellings on the riverbank until we were virtually upon them.* We anchored just downriver 200m from the Cove entrance, and although it rained overnight, we woke to a beautiful day, had a great breakfast and then hailed the local Volunteer Marine Rescue people on the VHF, who were ferrying folk from their boats across to the show for a donation per person.* Got in early - had a good time looking at everything in general, and a few special boats and displays in particular.* Headed back home mid-afternoon in lovely sunny weather and all in all, had a great time.* I have posted a few standouts below.* Walt, (Seahorse), if he's looking, will be interested in the new Islang Gypsy (Halvorsen), 34.* I loved the Nordhavn 47 & 43s* and the Clipper 36 was impressive as well.* There were boats going from the sublime, to the ridiculous, in that order below.
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