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Old 07-29-2014, 08:46 PM   #21
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Larry, About the trophy, the anchor is too small, it's the wrong kind, and you don't have enough chain.

Now thats just plain.....wrong


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Old 07-29-2014, 09:50 PM   #22
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Sorry guys.....it's just that all these anchor threads are heavier than the subject itself. I had to cut loose. Wife says I'm talking in my sleep. No more anchor threads.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:53 PM   #23
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Always felt anchoring to be a heavy subject too until I switched to an aluminum Fortress. Seems a much lighter subject now.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:23 PM   #24
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30 lb Old-School Danforth brand
28 lb Old-School Danforth brand
22 lb Old-School Danforth brand
14 lb Aluminum Danforth design (good quality) - can't recall brand
10 lb Aluminum Danforth design (junk quality) - no brand
8 lb Aluminum Danforth design (junk quality) - no brand

I'm in a rut!! LOL
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:25 PM   #25
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I'm in a rut!! LOL
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:40 PM   #26
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30 Pounder... Gotta Luv Dem Danforth Anchors!!
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Old 07-29-2014, 11:06 PM   #27
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After reading the first 20 posts at one time I think WACO is appropriate. Count me in.
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Old 07-29-2014, 11:57 PM   #28
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My sons think I'm a whack job so WACO is probably close enough for them Don.

Larry the choice of anchor atop that trophy my cause strife. I'm thinking especially among that quirky bunch down under, they really seem fond of their local brand.
No…we recognise that is the generic anchor symbol, and I'm sure we would be ok with that.
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Anchors on hand:

30 lb Old-School Danforth brand
28 lb Old-School Danforth brand
22 lb Old-School Danforth brand
14 lb Aluminum Danforth design (good quality) - can't recall brand
10 lb Aluminum Danforth design (junk quality) - no brand
8 lb Aluminum Danforth design (junk quality) - no brand

I'm in a rut!! LOL
Yup…we'll have to rename you Art. From here on in, you are Sir Dan(forth) the Man.
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Yup…we'll have to rename you Art. From here on in, you are Sir Dan(forth) the Man.
Or Sir Art the Danforth Man. Or perhaps just Art the Duke of Danforth.
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:35 AM   #31
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30 Pounder... Gotta Luv Dem Danforth Anchors!!
Art that is brilliant. Attaching a heavy lead acid battery to your anchor for increases holding power. That ought to hold 'er.
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:38 AM   #32
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Art: How often have you been found out-back behind the shed, fondling your Danforths. Maybe it's time for you to talk to someone about this.
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:27 AM   #33
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OK Guys... Laugh if you must! I can take IT!!

"Dan Forth" has been a trusted friend of mine for 6 decades.

We weathered two hurricanes with "Dan" and no anchor drag; in reasonably protected New England harbors 1960's. I know there are many good "new age" anchor designs. There are also many good "new age" ways to fight in the ring... but me and "Dan Forth" are still in good enough shape with enough background to take on all challengers!

Bottom line... "Dan" stands the test of time; so far so do I

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Old 07-30-2014, 10:33 AM   #34
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Art that is brilliant. Attaching a heavy lead acid battery to your anchor for increases holding power. That ought to hold 'er.
Don - I tried attaching a 283 chevy block once... ended up cutting the line, couldn't quite haul it back over the bow sprit. Lead acid batt offers two pluses. 1. xtra yet manageable weight 2. Bubbles coming up so you can tell just where the anchor is!
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:36 AM   #35
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Art: How often have you been found out-back behind the shed, fondling your Danforths. Maybe it's time for you to talk to someone about this.
Hey Larry - You're a little late to the gate on this...

Admiral already knows!!
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:39 AM   #36
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Or Sir Art the Danforth Man. Or perhaps just Art the Duke of Danforth.
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This is what I had to wake up to Monday morning in Sausalito. What we Californians have to put up with while yachting!! SUP Yoga!! Each SUP had a little anchor set right off my bow. I think they were the small folding type used on kayaks. I watched for a while and didn't see even one anchor drag. Then the Admiral caught me with the camera. End of show, but it was worth it.

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Hey Larry - You're a little late to the gate on this...

Admiral already knows!!
What, did she become suspicious when you came home one night with zinc galvanizing residue on your collar one night?
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What, did she become suspicious when you came home one night with zinc galvanizing residue on your collar one night?
That did raise suspicion once... Then she found me on the sun deck molesting two anchors at the same time. Or, was it them molesting me? Never can figure out that quandary???
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Damn, Art-I thought for a moment that you had one of those newfangled electric Danforths.
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