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Old 10-19-2010, 11:18 AM   #61
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RE: Totally Trawler

Back to the original topic about that classic totally trawler and talking about anchoring?*


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It would seem with the pilot house mid ship it would help prevent the boat from swinging as much as a pilot house further forward.* As the house would sort of acts like a vane?* Also the full deep keel would help prevent it from swinging as much.* It would seem the less the boat swings at anchor the straighter the pull and less side twisting action on the anchor.* *Also the PNW water is deep where anchoring is usually 50+ ft so having all chain rode and a heavy anchor is important.* Most long range Trawler carry more than one type of anchor and two rodes.* We have three anchors, 70# Danforth, 95# Forjord and a 70# QCR, and two rodes, chain and rope. I would prefer a 145# anchor but our windless can not handle the weight with 200 ft of chain.* *What might work on the East side thin water, probable will not work in the West side thick water?* The West side tide swings, 15 ft, which is more than the total East depth?* So some boats may rely totally on the anchor and some boats rely not so much on the anchor but other/total aspects of anchoring?* Some day I would love to anchor in 10 to 15 ft of water!*
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:43 AM   #62
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What's "packing an anchor"?
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:31 PM   #63
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What's "packing an anchor"?
Sorry Phil, I need to answer this question because it is so ridiculous and I see it happening all the time.* Then I shall never speak of anchoring again...

"Packing" is usually done by runabouts but I have seen it done by someone in 30+ foot Sea Ray.* When anchoring in shallow water, the "packer" gets out of the boat and pushes (or packs)*the anchor into the sea floor in an attempt to set it.* You can dive down and pack or use your foot if you're really good at it.* Usually the packer uses insufficient scope, doesn't get set, and packs again, all the while wondering why the anchor broke loose after being buried so well.* Many times though the packer carries such an oversized anchor that it does hold, reinforcing the notion that packing an anchor does indeed help.* Some packers also do not carry tide tables, and end up "high and dry."* If anyone needs it, I can explain how one becomes high and dry.

I don't really have anything against the Sea Ray Sundancer (well except for the bubble decks and shoe-like appearance).* But as Tim said, there seem to be an awful lot of them around here, so I'm sure they represent a fine*value.*

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Old 10-20-2010, 12:34 PM   #64
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*"high and dry."* If anyone needs it, I can explain how one becomes high and dry.
*OK.
*This I gotta hear.
How does one become high and dry?

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Old 10-20-2010, 01:29 PM   #65
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"high and dry."* If anyone needs it, I can explain how one becomes high and dry.
OK.
This I gotta hear.
How does one become high and dry?

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If it's what I think, the discussion needs to move to OTDE.*
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:37 PM   #66
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Hiya,
** Smoking a "fattie" indoors on a rainy day?
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:39 PM   #67
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Stoned (high) and out of weed (dry).

Not that I'd know anything about that.
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Old 10-20-2010, 02:33 PM   #68
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I was thinking something about a martini and a ladder.

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That fattie sounds interesting.
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:07 PM   #69
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Now that I know a little about packing an anchor I feel burdened with the knowledge.

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Old 10-20-2010, 09:24 PM   #70
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RE: Totally Trawler

Well, when I found myself aground on Middle Ground in Suisun Bay with a rising tide and wind pushing toward higher ground, my crew*willingly walked out the anchor from my two-foot draft, pocket cutter,*and just dropped it some hundred feet upwind.* *And within 15 minutes or less, we floated off and proceeded like nothing happened.
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Ahh walkin' it out and packing are two different things!* OTOH, High and Dry...
I like some of the creative things y'all think up.* I especially like "stoned and out of weed" because some of these guys must have been.
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