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Old 06-05-2015, 02:52 PM   #61
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I have a different take on the cost of Boatpics photos. How much do we think it would cost to hire a helicopter to capture an image of our boats under power? Way more than a few hundred dollars!

We worry about the cost of twins over singles, the price of fuel, gallons per hour, etc. Heck, enjoy the experience. Soon we'll all be sitting on the porch wondering why we didn't......fill in the balnk. My 2 cents, or is two bucks!
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Old 06-05-2015, 04:35 PM   #62
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Just about the only one I have. Friend's daughter was on the beach near Grief Point and took a picture of "a pretty boat" going by. I was delivering the boat home, that is why I had the dinghy inflated and up top.
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Old 06-05-2015, 07:42 PM   #63
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I don't know if there's a single picture of Seaweed underway. When she's moving I'm at the helm so it's unlikely unless someone else snaps it. That was wonderful Northern Spy that yours was photographed, and that you were able to get it. Congratulations!

Now a fellow here on Trawler Forum (Bob Axford) took a picture on Lake Huron of Anja. I met them (Anja) here in Carrabelle and the owner (Folke) was beyond happy to know of the picture. That was the only photo he's ever had of his boat at sail. He ended up using it on his boat cards, all thanks to a TrawlerForum member.

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Old 06-05-2015, 11:25 PM   #64
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Impressive sea-trial aboard Bucky before purchase, Lake Meade.
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Old 06-05-2015, 11:44 PM   #65
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Old 06-06-2015, 12:06 AM   #66
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So, Larry coins a new hull category: semi-airborne.
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Old 06-06-2015, 02:07 AM   #67
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Impressive sea-trial aboard Bucky before purchase, Lake Meade.
Your boat and Eric's share some design features. As well as cruising grounds.
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Old 06-08-2015, 05:41 PM   #70
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Your boat and Eric's share some design features. As well as cruising grounds.
I am shocked, SHOCKED! I say that Eric would have disgarded his anchors in order to reduce enough weight to get his Willy up like that
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I am shocked, SHOCKED! I say that Eric would have disgarded his anchors in order to reduce enough weight to get his Willy up like that
I'd rather think that Eric bit the bullet and stuffed a few hundred more HP in just so he could take them all with him. (all in jest Eric). (picture credit to Healhustler of course).
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Old 06-08-2015, 05:58 PM   #72
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The part that made Healhustler snicker the most probably wasn't adding the hydrofoils, it must've been when he vaporized Eric's anchor!
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The part that made Healhustler snicker the most probably wasn't adding the hydrofoils, it must've been when he vaporized Eric's anchor!
Which one?
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Old 06-08-2015, 06:21 PM   #74
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The part that made Healhustler snicker the most probably wasn't adding the hydrofoils, it must've been when he vaporized Eric's anchor!
Eric doesn't carry an anchor on his bow. He (or his first mate) does it all manually.
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Old 06-08-2015, 07:28 PM   #75
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Al I see someone's paying attention.

I've actually got a 33# Claw on the bow now. First time my working anchor hasn't been stowed on deck. I'll probably switch to the truncated Supreme fairly soon. When we went to the Willard Rondy I didn't want one of my weird anchors boldly mounted for all to see and judge the sanity of the skipper. You guys know me so it's OK here. Not that I don't value your opinions.

Here we are at the Rondy. Looks like I was yell'in at the wife but actually I was sing'in her a love song.
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I think my wife would prefer my yelling to my singing!



At least you have the class to display the most popular anchor of all time, the anchor that needs no introduction or explanation because it just works.... The Claw!!
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Al I like the fact that you respect and embrace the traditional but you may not have this one correct. The Danforth started out in 1938. So the Dan had a 35 year head start on the Claw that was introduced in 73 (as I recall). The jump in anchor performance was probably so great it will never be surpassed again. Just my opinion but I'll bet the "most popular anchor of all time" is the Danforth.
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Al I like the fact that you respect and embrace the traditional but you may not have this one correct. The Danforth started out in 1938. So the Dan had a 35 year head start on the Claw that was introduced in 73 (as I recall). The jump in anchor performance was probably so great it will never be surpassed again. Just my opinion but I'll bet the "most popular anchor of all time" is the Danforth.
you're probably right...
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Old 06-08-2015, 09:25 PM   #79
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This from History of Anchors...I do not necessarily agree with some of the conclusions but I believe the dates are accurate.


Anchors developed rapidly from the first half of the 20th century, with the advent of the "CQR", developed by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor of Scotland in the early 1930s, now manufactured by Lewmar.
American Richard Danforth invented and developed the "Danforth" pattern in the 1940s, a return to the symmetrical concept but with very large flat plate flukes. This anchor offers very good holding power for its weight (high efficiency) but does not perform well in other respects, meaning that it is not a good general purpose anchor. The original Danforth is still manufactured and sold by Tie Down Engineering in the USA.
Peter Bruce of the Isle of Man in the UK developed the claw-type "Bruce" anchor in the 1970s. Bruce Anchor Co has its primary role in the very large anchor business, producing mooring anchors and permanent installation types for heavy industry, such as oilrigs. On the back of this reputation, the Bruce small boat anchor type was initially very successful, and represented some significant improvements over the CQR.
New generation anchors have come into force since the latter part of the 20th century. The German "Buegelanker" features a simple single flat triangular fluke, with a roll-bar to ensure correct setting. A surprisingly simple design, this has proven more effective than its ancestors. Frenchman Alain Poiraud developed the "Spade" anchor in the 1990s, a huge leap in performance over any types which proceeded it. The Spade was the first anchor to successfully make use of a concave fluke, which provides the greatest efficiency (as opposed to the convex "plow" type of the CQR, or the flat "plate" type of the Danforth).
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I suspect that if we took a poll and counted anchors by brand the old Danforth would probably be found most numerous.

Dimmer a good very short historical account.
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