Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-31-2019, 05:41 PM   #1
Guru
 
Nomad Willy's Avatar
 
City: Concrete Washington State
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Willy
Vessel Model: Willard Nomad 30'
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 15,794
Anchors in No. Van. Is.

Went camping at Sointula BC near Port McNeil.

!. Yes Mark there's fish boats everywhere w Claw anchors.

2. This is a 100% fabricated locally imitation Northill. I've often thought putting the braces for the stock on the shank side of the stock to but the brace in tension as it would be stronger .. or could be made lighter. But one would probably weaken the shank from heat.

3. Two serious anchors. A heavy Navy anchor. Truly massive. Note the unusually wide throat angle that is typical of these anchors.

4. Not often we see the basement of the the Excellent Spade anchor. Especially interesting is that from this vantage point the anchor looks much like the stern of a boat. I see the trip line shackle but what is what looks like a pin at the bottom of the "keel".

5. AhHa I've finally found a Rocna on a fish boat. The double plating on the fwd end of the fluke must provide considerable ballast.

6. A very nice boat and judging from the cuttwater was once in the timber/lumber industry.

7. Another very rusty chain but a good Northill anchor sporting all her own original parts.

8. A rather large boat w a bulbus bow and the biggest Dreadnought anchor i"ve seen. Another good Northill.

9. This is Mitchell Bay on the SW end of Malcolm Is. Malcolm Is is only 14 miles long and in the western center of the island is Solintula.

10. Always like to see the red traditionally painted railings on all BC docks. Funds went south so most are not regularly painter. Wife Chris on the left.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF2746.jpg
Views:	41
Size:	169.6 KB
ID:	91768   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF2748.jpg
Views:	41
Size:	150.3 KB
ID:	91771   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF2749.jpg
Views:	38
Size:	125.9 KB
ID:	91772   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF2750.jpg
Views:	36
Size:	158.9 KB
ID:	91773   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF2754.jpg
Views:	37
Size:	150.4 KB
ID:	91774  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF2751.jpg
Views:	36
Size:	151.1 KB
ID:	91775   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF2752.jpg
Views:	38
Size:	126.7 KB
ID:	91776   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF2753.jpg
Views:	36
Size:	98.3 KB
ID:	91777   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF2760.jpg
Views:	37
Size:	198.9 KB
ID:	91778   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF2768.jpg
Views:	38
Size:	181.9 KB
ID:	91779  

__________________
Advertisement

__________________
Eric

North Western Washington State USA
Nomad Willy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2019, 08:12 PM   #2
DDW
Guru
 
City: San Francisco
Country: USA
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 806
The pin on the bottom of a Spade holds the shank in (the shank is removable). The design is such that the pin is simply a safety, angles etc. drive the shank into the blade when in use.
__________________

DDW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2019, 08:21 PM   #3
Guru
 
Ken E.'s Avatar
 
City: Bellingham WA
Country: United States
Vessel Name: Hatt Trick
Vessel Model: 45' Hatteras Convertible
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 856
But Eric, did you frequent the Burger Barn at Sointula? The best burgers in that region.
__________________
Ken on Hatt Trick
Ken E. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2019, 09:14 PM   #4
Guru
 
Nomad Willy's Avatar
 
City: Concrete Washington State
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Willy
Vessel Model: Willard Nomad 30'
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 15,794
DDW,
Good call I was hoping someone would belly up .. thanks.

Ken,
I didn’t. It was closed.
We ate mostly at “Orca Joes”. Excellent
__________________
Eric

North Western Washington State USA
Nomad Willy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2019, 01:04 PM   #5
TF Site Team
 
City: Westerly, RI
Country: USA
Vessel Name: N/A
Vessel Model: 1999 Mainship 350 Trawler
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,669
Honestly, Fishing boat don't anchor that frequently or for any length of time. I would only trust that they put on the least expensive thing that they believe will hold their boat reasonably well.

Yes, they do anchor and during some bad weather, but most frequently with someone on anchor watch.

I would look to long term/long distance cruisers that anchor almost everynight. You won't find these old relics on those boats.
Shrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2019, 01:28 PM   #6
Guru
 
Nomad Willy's Avatar
 
City: Concrete Washington State
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Willy
Vessel Model: Willard Nomad 30'
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 15,794
Shrew,
That’s true but it varies tremendously by what they are fishing for and what gear they use. Gillnetters rarely anchor but trollers may anchor every night for a month at a time. And a lot of combo boats (troll & gillnet) gotta have the ground tackle anyway.

In SWSE Ak they worship the Forfjord and all want one. But there’s a very good chance the Claws are better anchors than a Forfjord. See Steve’s Anchor Setting Vids. He did test (to some degree) the Forfjord. But as Mark says many fishermen do use the Claws. And if you tally up all the plus features of the Claw it’s not surprising the majority of rec trawlers use them too. I’ve had good luck w them but never used one in a gale.

But re your comment Shrew the fishermen that use the Dreadnought say “they hold in 50 knot summer gales but drag some in 60 knot winter gales”. And in Alaska trollers frequently raft together in favorite anchorages. And one or more sailboats can make their day .. in a negative way.

Thanks for the comments. I wasn’t expecting many/any except on the anchors. Kinda posting like in a family snapshot mode. But I’ll always talk about anchors.
__________________

__________________
Eric

North Western Washington State USA
Nomad Willy is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012