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Old 01-09-2015, 08:53 PM   #21
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The only thing I have seen that is this kind of bother is a sailboat with an untethered tiller (helm)
How much of a bother is it to tie some chain to a line and tie it off to a stern cleat if your boat sails to distraction?

Fortunately none of my boats have sailed to distraction.

Still looking for someone who has tried it.
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Old 01-09-2015, 09:10 PM   #22
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How much of a bother is it to tie some chain to a line and tie it off to a stern cleat if your boat sails to distraction?

Fortunately none of my boats have sailed to distraction.

Still looking for someone who has tried it.
While I haven't tried it yet (boat is still in the yard), I was thinking of trying it, but from the bow.

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Old 01-09-2015, 09:22 PM   #23
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While I haven't tried it yet (boat is still in the yard), I was thinking of trying it, but from the bow.

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Let us know...when I start anchoring out more next week I might try it from both if the boat sails...it usually is pretty docile.
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Old 01-09-2015, 09:30 PM   #24
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Anyone ever just drop a length of chain tied to some nylon off the stern to act like a stern anchor without the negatives?



It would add drag to keep light/med wind sailing down yet not catch enough in a blow.....



Anyone?

I had a grapnel with 30' of chain that I used to use for wreck diving off of a sport fishing boat. It doubled as a swing damper by leaving the grapnel in the dunnage box and just lowering the chain from the swim platform. That boat naturally would hove to and hunted continuously when anchored off the bow. A double loop of chain hung from the swim step tamed her down. Haven't tried it on the trawler but I'm sure it would work fine.


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I had a grapnel with 30' of chain that I used to use for wreck diving off of a sport fishing boat. It doubled as a swing damper by leaving the grapnel in the dunnage box and just lowering the chain from the swim platform. That boat naturally would hove to and hunted continuously when anchored off the bow. A double loop of chain hung from the swim step tamed her down. Haven't tried it on the trawler but I'm sure it would work fine.


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Al, I thought your strategy was to trail a large fish carcass.


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How is "sailing" at a mooring different from using one's own anchoring gear? ... I haven't experienced "sailing" perhaps because my boat has a low profile compared to most "trawlers" and routinely anchoring in strong-current areas so the primary force is current working with a keel. ... Perhaps having a keel would reduce "sailing" even in low/non-current anchorages.
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. ... Perhaps having a keel would reduce "sailing" even in low/non-current anchorages.

Mark, you may have the answer right there. A fuller keel may reduce the amount of side to side action.
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How is "sailing" at a mooring different from using one's own anchoring gear? ... I haven't experienced "sailing" perhaps because my boat has a low profile compared to most "trawlers" and routinely anchoring in strong-current areas so the primary force is current working with a keel. ... Perhaps having a keel would reduce "sailing" even in low/non-current anchorages.
It is somewhat worse at a mooring buoy due to the short, more vertical rode. The boat gets into an oscillation with the wind and current. Something is needed to upset this oscillation cycle.

With a longer rode the oscillation cycle is much longer.
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Funny how nobody like springing the rode. Too sailboat I guess.
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Interesting that all these anchor threads have been trumped by tying to an apparatus of unknown safety in a blow.
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