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Old 11-10-2011, 04:00 PM   #21
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Peter,

Dufus is probably just an American expression. It refers to a person a bit dull and always stumbling about with his feet or words or whatever is at hand. You probably don't have enough dufus's down under to merit a special word.**
******** Oz Dufus=Galah (not the parrot)**'Simplton or idiot' often prefixed*** with the following words

Flamin, as in a*'Flamin Galah'

Bloody, as in a*'Bloody Galah'

Right, as in a 'Right Galah'

Although we may be small in number we are big in Galah's


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Old 11-10-2011, 08:54 PM   #22
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You shouldn't have told them that Andy - the Galah bit I mean. I suspect it's going to crop up in conversation here now if we raise our heads a bit high.....
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:34 PM   #23
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After retrieving my 33# claw, it was obvious from the sticky-bottom clay that the anchor, shank and several feet of chain*had buried themselves.**The anchor*hooked good and hard in the bottom in the 2-knot current.* Whether it would withstand hurricane winds, is another matter.


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Old 11-15-2011, 03:44 AM   #24
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Whether it would withstand hurricane winds, is another matter.

No problem , just use it om a boat 1/6 the size.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:04 PM   #25
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I use a 25Kg Bruce with an all chain rode on my 34' Riviera for 7 years now.* Absolutely fantastic in most cases.* Has dragged once, and that was in a weedy bottom.* It's also hard to set in weed, but thankfully, weedy bottoms are not to prevalent around here.* I'm told that about the only thing that will reliable set in weed is the old fashioned admiralty anchors - basically a big claw that chops through weed.
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:24 AM   #26
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I'm told that about the only thing that will reliable set in weed is the old fashioned admiralty anchors - basically a big claw that chops through weed.

CQR and Northill do OK.

The problem with old style anchors is weight.

Most folks do not have the ability to handle an anchor that should be 10 pounds per foot of boat.

On our 33ft 90 /90 a 100lb folding Herrishoff is enough of a beast to get from under the cabin sole and out and assembled on deck!!!

And its way too small for a blow!
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:21 AM   #27
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Hey Fred, * let's see a picture of your Herreshoff anchor ready for action.

I thought of using a 50 pounder on Willy. I could'nt leave it assembled as the stock would hit the bow roller hoop and prevent it from coming aboard. It's common for fishermen carry their Forfjords vertically. See pic.

Looks like the stock could get bent on the Herreshoff. A a claw is not good in mud but would out perform a Herreshoff. The Herreshoff is of course a tricked out or modified Kedge and was once the highest performing anchor in the world. Larger old yachts had a davit on the bow to winch the anchor aboard where it was secured (with it's stock folded) like we do w Danforth's now *..flat on the deck. One could do that w most any other anchor today using a SS channel and mounting the anchor up-side-down in it on the deck. Thus one could do away w that unsightly pulpit and perhaps pay less for moorage.*







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Old 11-17-2011, 12:07 PM   #28
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I bet Walt is already shopping for a Forfjord so he can carry it this way and thus be able to develop the crescent gouge in his hull that is the mark of a REAL boat.* :-)
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:11 PM   #29
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I bet Walt is already shopping for a Forfjord so he can carry it this way and thus be able to develop the crescent gouge in his hull that is the mark of a REAL boat.* :-)

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Marin, Thats to funny.

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Old 11-17-2011, 01:34 PM   #30
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Do'nt be pick'in on Walt now as he may not be giving you his boat and I've never seen a chrome Forfjord anchor. I do'nt see any cresent "gouge". *Just scratched the paint. Sometimes it's TOO obvious I'm in here w a bunch of yachties.
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*Sometimes it's TOO obvious I'm in here w a bunch of yachties.
*Say it aint so.

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I bet Walt is already shopping for a Forfjord so he can carry it this way and thus be able to develop the crescent gouge in his hull that is the mark of a REAL boat.* :-)
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What you could do, Walt, if you wanted to give your boat that mark of excellence, is have a big gouge decal made up using 3D graphics and put it on the side of your bow. Like those fake bullet holes kids put on the sides of their cars. That way you could benefit from the image and all the other boaters in your marina will think you're way cool and a super-macho boater, but you won't actually scar up your boat. Win-win.
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Do'nt be pick'in on Walt now as he may not be giving you his boat ....
*No worries, Eric.* Walt is well aware that I will only own a boat with two or more engines.* So your position in the*donation lineup is still secure :-) Although I don't think you could deal with that boat as it has a pulpit AND a bow rail.* And if you took them off, Walt would send a Predator over your way to take you out like an Al Qaeda guy.
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