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Old 04-02-2015, 09:29 PM   #61
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Rocna anchor on all rope rode, 2:1 scope.

Really? That's a hell of a lot of rode to put out. We use a 1:1 scope on our Rocna and it works great. However we use all-chain.

But.... the folks who share our finger and who have a 40' sailboat they've taken all over the southwestern Pacific have recently discovered another advantage of using a Rocna. They have the same model we do, and they have found that they need no rode at all.

They've discovered, initially by accident. that if you simply drop a Rocna onto the bottom with a light retrieval line attached to it and a crab trap float on the other end, the boat will simply hover over it with no connection to the anchor whatsoever.

Even in 40 knots winds and 3-4 foot waves, they found that their sailboat stays directly over the Rocna at all times. Then when they're ready to leave, they simply pick up the float with a boathook, haul the Rocna up and set it on deck, and they're on their way.

We have to fix a leak in our Livingston shore boat before we can go out again, but when we head out again in a week or two, we're going to try this technique. It sounds brilliant and eliminates the need to carry an anchor rode at all.

I'm told this will ONLY work with a New Zealand or Vancouver-made Rocna. The newer China-made Rocnas apparently lack the rodeless holding power of the originals.
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:30 PM   #62
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Early morning in late September in the non motorized interior portion of a 3 million acre national park wilderness area shared by the US and Canada on the MN/Ontario border with just a little light fog coming off the water into the crisp cool air, the walleyes on the bite, and not another human in sight. Anybody who has ever been there knows what Heaven might feel like.
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Have you ever had cucumber and Marmite sandwiches or beet and Marmite sandwiches
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A full moon, a glass of wine, my guitar and a couple of friends, singing our favorite songs.
We love just pulling our keyboard out and maybe some background music and singing for hours. Also, when cruising a lot, nothing as nice as long walks, a tennis match, or playing some basketball. Really gets out bodies rebalanced.
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Don't get me wrong. I like my Guinness. But with Westvleteren 12, I pray the Lord my soul to keep.Jim
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Have you ever had cucumber and Marmite sandwiches or beet and Marmite sandwiches
No - but I will - sounds a great combo, but my favourite is Marmite and cheese in very fresh bread. I am happy with Marmite or Vegemite - whichever. had to become adaptable when the Marmite factory in Christchurch was destroyed in the earthquake. Word of warning - found when in the UK in 2011 that English Marmite is much softer and quite different to the Marmite we get down under…ok…but not as good as the southern hemi version.
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No - but I will - sounds a great combo, but my favourite is Marmite and cheese in very fresh bread. I am happy with Marmite or Vegemite - whichever. had to become adaptable when the Marmite factory in Christchurch was destroyed in the earthquake. Word of warning - found when in the UK in 2011 that English Marmite is much softer and quite different to the Marmite we get down under…ok…but not as good as the southern hemi version.
Wifey B: Does it tell you anything that the Marmite sold in Australia, is manufactured in New Zealand by SANITARIUM Health Food Company. The stuff looks and smells yucky.....no no no....
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Vegemite is the all Australian spread, the others are just for immigrants and blow ins or Coeliacs if you are like my Boss lady who uses Mity Mite or Dick Smith's equivalent that is gluten free.
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I tried Marmite once. I then decided it would be the ideal lubricant in the transfer case of my Land Rover Series III. It looks, smells, and tastes exactly like 90wt lube oil with some soy sauce mixed in.

On the other hand, my good friend in the UK loves Marmite but absolutely despises peanut butter. It's all in what you start out with, I guess.
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Wifey B: Does it tell you anything that the Marmite sold in Australia, is manufactured in New Zealand by SANITARIUM Health Food Company. The stuff looks and smells yucky.....no no no....
Wifey B the trouble is the tendency you Americans have of ladling stuff on in great lashings. (Supersize you sort of approach).
The secret with Marmite/Vegemite/Promite - whatever, they are all largely yeast extract concentrates, is to not eat it neat, and to spread thinly. You have to be able to see the butter showing through.

Here's what to do. Make some nice toast - butter it hot, then thin spread of the 'mite'> That's the hot and melted way. Another way I find even nicer, (my kids used to call it the light/dark way - you'll see why), is to let the toast cool, apply butter, allowed to be fairly think for this one, (not margarine), then put in frig to harden the butter again, then very thin spread of the 'mite' - heavenly..! You don't know what you're missing…

Great for on a boat because it keeps virtually indefinitely, even unrefrigerated, and makes a great alternative to the 'usual' toast spreads.
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Wifey B the trouble is the tendency you Americans have of ladling stuff on in great lashings. (Supersize you sort of approach).
The secret with Marmite/Vegemite/Promite - whatever, they are all largely yeast extract concentrates, is to not eat it neat, and to spread thinly. You have to be able to see the butter showing through.

Here's what to do. Make some nice toast - butter it hot, then thin spread of the 'mite'> That's the hot and melted way. Another way I find even nicer, (my kids used to call it the light/dark way - you'll see why), is to let the toast cool, apply butter, allowed to be fairly think for this one, (not margarine), then put in frig to harden the butter again, then very thin spread of the 'mite' - heavenly..! You don't know what you're missing…

Great for on a boat because it keeps virtually indefinitely, even unrefrigerated, and makes a great alternative to the 'usual' toast spreads.
Wifey B: No thanks....but then I don't do peanut butter either. And we don't do a lot of toast.

And I leave you with this....MITES. I don't like any kind of mites....they're not nice anthropods and I sure don't want to be spreading mites on anything and that includes Mar mites, Vege mites, Pro mites, Dust mites, Flour mites, Hay mites, Chigger mites, itch mites, cheese mites, ter mites and all other mites......
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Wifey B the trouble is the tendency you Americans have of ladling stuff on in great lashings. (Supersize you sort of approach).
The secret with Marmite/Vegemite/Promite - whatever, they are all largely yeast extract concentrates, is to not eat it neat, and to spread thinly. You have to be able to see the butter showing through.

Here's what to do. Make some nice toast - butter it hot, then thin spread of the 'mite'> That's the hot and melted way. Another way I find even nicer, (my kids used to call it the light/dark way - you'll see why), is to let the toast cool, apply butter, allowed to be fairly think for this one, (not margarine), then put in frig to harden the butter again, then very thin spread of the 'mite' - heavenly..! You don't know what you're missing…

Great for on a boat because it keeps virtually indefinitely, even unrefrigerated, and makes a great alternative to the 'usual' toast spreads.
OK. I'm game. I'll buy a jar when I get home and try it.
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