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Old 10-27-2014, 09:30 AM   #41
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In addition to a rocna, I have two fortresses (fx125 fx55). The 125 is a little bent up and doesn't assemble/disassemble as well as it should. You offer a lifetime guarantee, how's that work? Can we exchange the parts at flibs?



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Old 10-27-2014, 09:42 AM   #42
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In addition to a rocna, I have two fortresses (fx125 fx55). The 125 is a little bent up and doesn't assemble/disassemble as well as it should. You offer a lifetime guarantee, how's that work? Can we exchange the parts at flibs?

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Cafesport, please contact us and we will replace the damaged parts for free, the only cost will be for shipping & handling. No need to send back or exchange the damaged parts.

If you would like to pick up the replacement parts at the Ft. Laud. Boat Show this week, then that's fine, just let me know what you need. We are setting up tomorrow (Tuesday) and I can bring them with me. We are in booth 201 which is in one of the entrance tents at the Bahia Mar location.

That said, I am not sure that you will want to carry around FX-125 parts, which can be pretty cumbersome, at the show, and parking nearby can be hard to find and $$$. Please send me a PM and let me know.

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Cafesport, please contact us and we will replace the damaged parts for free, the only cost will be for shipping & handling. No need to send back or exchange the damaged parts.

If you would like to pick up the replacement parts at the Ft. Laud. Boat Show this week, then that's fine, just let me know what you need. We are setting up tomorrow (Tuesday) and I can bring them with me. We are in booth 201 which is in one of the entrance tents at the Bahia Mar location.

That said, I am not sure that you will want to carry around FX-125 parts, which can be pretty cumbersome, at the show, and parking nearby can be hard to find and $$$. Please send me a PM and let me know.

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Old 10-27-2014, 10:27 AM   #44
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The depth of the water was 26-28 ft.

So you were somewhere to the north or south of the exact coordinates, yes? Closer to Solomons, or on the Lexington Park/Pax River NAS side?

I thought it might be interesting to see what the charts say (if anything) about the bottom, wherever you were, as a kind of following to a comment Scott made sometime back...

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Old 10-27-2014, 10:56 AM   #45
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Well, I don't know about you guys, but I went to several schools for Fine Arts and I don't recall an anchoring course ever being offered. Sculpture, ceramics, drawing, painting, design, art history, etc, but no anchoring.

Interesting concept though...how would one anchor in the style of Jackson Pollock? Edvard Munch? Salvador Dali?
In the style of Salvador Dali.

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So you were somewhere to the north or south of the exact coordinates, yes? Closer to Solomons, or on the Lexington Park/Pax River NAS side?

I thought it might be interesting to see what the charts say (if anything) about the bottom, wherever you were, as a kind of following to a comment Scott made sometime back...

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Chris, you seem to know the local area well, and an image is below which might help to identify the location of the testing area for you.

The captain showed on his charts that the bottom was designated as "soft mud."

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Old 10-27-2014, 05:51 PM   #47
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Chris, you seem to know the local area well, and an image is below which might help to identify the location of the testing area for you.

The captain showed on his charts that the bottom was designated as "soft mud."

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Ah, got it. Yep, about 1000 yards NW from where I plotted the earlier coordinates. Depths more like what you said, and yep, nearest substrate markings there say "soft" too.

I'm not as familiar with it down there as I am up closer to Annapolis, but I know "soft" up here often includes soup

But then, too, many of our nearby creeks aren't marked at all, so it's often a matter of local knowledge. For example, the several nearest to us are Almshouse Creek, Glebe Bay/Creek, Harness Creek, Aberdeen Creek, and the bifurcated Crab/Church Creeks. Only one is marked for bottom make-up on the chart, and that's Glebe Bay: marked "soft" but I also know it to be covered with leaves and/or grass (or at least it was, last time we anchored in there). The other ones range from hard mud in a very few places to moderate to soft mud to soup (Church and Crab Creeks).

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Old 10-27-2014, 06:11 PM   #48
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In the style of Salvador Dali.

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Dude, you get mega bonus points for that one!!!!!!!!
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Reminds me of some of the "art" downtown on New River.
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Old 10-27-2014, 06:50 PM   #50
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Damn - Sure hope that wasn't accomplished by using some spindly old 1/2" three twine manila rode - LOL

Rest of the apparatus sure does not look all that stout!

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Reminds me of some of the "art" downtown on New River.
I believe that particular model Rocna was part of a failed marketing campaign to take the guesswork out of whether the shank would bend or not. These were sold pre-bent, and did away with the uncertainly.

They were, however, quite useful for anchoring around corners.
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But then, too, many of our nearby creeks aren't marked at all, so it's often a matter of local knowledge.
Once again, I urge avid anchorers to put one of these into your arsenal. Coat it in silicon grease or light wax and attach to monofilament. You'll learn to know very quickly the nature of the sea bed.

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