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Old 08-03-2016, 11:55 PM   #21
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The next day we anchored in the Brim River...my new favourite anchorage.Here's some photo's of Brim River (my wife is the wildlife photographer in the family and has photo's of a Grizzly swimming across a 1nm section of Gardner Canal and Humpback Whales)
Nice pics.Is that your private tiny glacier, or a small waterfall? I think glacier.
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Old 08-04-2016, 12:03 AM   #22
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Third pic down?
Waterfall for sure.
Another BC waterfall.
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Old 08-04-2016, 12:33 AM   #23
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Nice pics.Is that your private tiny glacier, or a small waterfall? I think glacier.
Bruce, whatever the man says, don't buy it.
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Look at the avatar; that's the clearest day in 23 years.

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Old 08-04-2016, 12:43 AM   #24
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We big boat cruised Alaska in May, perfect weather,especially Glacier Bay. Maybe we were lucky,I felt we were.
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Old 08-04-2016, 02:10 AM   #25
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Indeed those Canadians are crazy for those Northills. I have a good sized SS flying boat Northill in my collection. ,,.
Commercial, Bay Area fishermen have favored those lightweight anchors, but the master of this fishing vessel says there is a trend toward using claws which are less likely to foul their nets.

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Old 08-04-2016, 06:07 AM   #26
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Don't be too hard on Peter, Eric.
I think he was just having a bit of fun which, like my own is oft' misread.

Otherwise you are bang on and I know if I walked the local fishboat floats, I'd count a dozen Northills.
It's OK Hawg, I know Eric was tongue in cheek, just yanking my chain, and he's right. The fisherfolk do mainly rely on an actor that's heavy, and fits well on the pointy end. Actually, in my experience, (and I had an uncle who was a trawlerman), they seldom actually anchor anyway. They usually are long-lining or netting way out, and just stay out on the move until they return. Or they are crab or lobster (crayfish) potting, more or less same deal. They might sneak into a sheltered cove they know about now and again if there's a blow or to get a good rest, but overall, I'd say they anchor overnight way less than most of us do.
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Peter,
Glad you're not too angry w me.
The trollers use the same anchors except the seiners sometimes use Navy anchors and they are almost never seen on a troller.

But you're right the seiners and gillnetters don't anchor as much as the trollers. The trollers anchor frequently for a week at a time bunched together in a small coves. They buddy boat a lot and they hate to see pleasure boats in their favorite anchorages.

But you're right the fishermen would be better off w a modern anchor about half the size. But they are into convenience. I do'nt think they set their anchors often. Probably only w a bad forecast. The heavy chain probably keeps them in place w breezes up to 10 knots.

Here's my Northill .. of the seaplane variety. Never tried it.
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