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Old 11-27-2014, 10:15 PM   #41
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In your post #32 "I simply let out the hook on appropriate scope and kept an eye out without incident."
And when I set the anchor you presume that wind and tide are ignored? What an odd, and oddly weird assumption.
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:20 AM   #42
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This is great. reminds me of a Marx bit. What do you say RT
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Old 11-28-2014, 02:02 AM   #43
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I never knew anchoring was so complicated until these forums started. For years and years I simply let out the hook on appropriate scope and kept an eye out without incident. Who knew I was flirting with catastrophe?
Delf, on this occasion we are in total accord..!
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Old 11-28-2014, 06:14 AM   #44
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Big difference between anchoring with a substantial anchor and a modern watchfob.
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Old 11-28-2014, 10:08 AM   #45
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That looks like my Polar navy program used on my laptop. That track looks horrible. The wind must have been really blowing hard. That also looks like a pier you got real close to. Yikes !!
I use this whenever I am nervous due to wind or current. That way I can tell exact what the boat did while I was sleeping and before my new Delta, I could tell when and where we dragged and reset.

That's in addition to drag queen!
But to be honest the number of times I've gotten on the dingy, motored away, and while walking on the dock, I hear a strange noise emanating from my pocket, are too numerous to list.
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Old 11-28-2014, 10:09 AM   #46
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I see these anchoring threads frequently and I just do not know what all the fuss is.

We have run Bruce Knockoffs on all of our boats over the years, and never needed to spend a thousand dollars on a special brand anchor to keep our boat in one spot.

Put out a decent scope, set the anchor, and set an anchor watch on the gps then relax.

Geez... is it really that hard
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Old 11-28-2014, 10:09 AM   #47
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And when I set the anchor you presume that wind and tide are ignored? What an odd, and oddly weird assumption.
Whatever dude. I think your response to the question left a few things out. Now you are trying to backtrack. Just be sure to look behind you first.
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Old 11-28-2014, 10:12 AM   #48
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I use this whenever I am nervous due to wind or current. That way I can tell exact what the boat did while I was sleeping and before my new Delta, I could tell when and where we dragged and reset.

That's in addition to drag queen!
But to be honest the number of times I've gotten on the dingy, motored away, and while walking on the dock, I hear a strange noise emanating from my pocket, are too numerous to list.
The interesting thing about looking at the overnight track when anchored is seeing how far your boat moved while you were sleeping. And without using any fuel.
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Old 11-28-2014, 11:28 AM   #49
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Whatever dude. I think your response to the question left a few things out. Now you are trying to backtrack. Just be sure to look behind you first.
You never know where Trolls are lurking.
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And sometimes they lurk right out in the open!
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And sometimes they lurk right out in the open!
What is a troll?
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:14 PM   #52
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What is a troll?
An ugly, semi-human creature of mostly bad disposition who generally takes up residence under a bridge.

Or... a person who posts to internet forums, mailing lists, or newsgroups with the specific purpose of stirring up controversy, argument, and personal attacks.

Here is a photo of a Seattle troll. It lives pretty much full time under the Aurora Avenue (Highway 99) bridge. Legend has it that one way to lure it out is by dragging a Bruce anchor in front of it. Apparently it likes to eat them.
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What is a troll?

Camano works too
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Old 12-02-2014, 06:43 AM   #54
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Old 12-02-2014, 07:47 PM   #56
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A true troll story:

In Weston, CT there is a little automobile and pedestrian bridge across a stream in a heavily wooded residential area. One day there appeared the words "Beware of Trolls" painted on the bridge railing. The town fathers did not like this defacement and sent a crew out to remove it. The next day it appeared again.

Once again it was removed, and again it reappeared. This scenario continued for months. Finally, the town fathers caved. They removed the paint for one last time and carved the words "Beware of Trolls" on the bridge railing. And, even after the old bridge was removed and a new one constructed, the carving remains.

All the locals now call it the Troll Bridge. Howard
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Old 12-02-2014, 09:05 PM   #57
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Howard, this isn`t just a spelling error is it? Was there ever a "toll" to cross the bridge?
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Old 12-03-2014, 01:23 AM   #58
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Maybe it was a trawl er bridge
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Old 12-03-2014, 03:50 AM   #59
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Ha, ha. Talk about thread drift. BTW, my Manson Supreme, unlike a CQR, Fortress, or Danforth, has no moving parts. This is a definite advantage when anchored near trolls. Howard
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Old 12-03-2014, 09:23 AM   #60
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I hear about people dragging all the time. My question is how in world does anyone get any sleep without setting an anchor alarm? sometimes I set two. Most of the time I sleep in the V-berth so I can hear wind as it picks up. Plus its cooler up there too. I still dont get it. I completely understand dragging. Anybody can get a bad break and anchor in grass or a tree top preventing the anchor setting. Everybody has their own technique setting the hook but not having an anchor/ drag alarm is total crazy.
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