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Old 01-29-2013, 06:31 PM   #21
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We allow for the tidal range when we coil up the slack. Wind and wakes make no difference with regards to the trip line.
Either could make the water deeper than what you had planned for. You don't want the float pulling up on the anchor.
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:48 AM   #22
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Has anyone taken this idea further in a full size boat?

Why would they?

A current reversal could trip this anchor out , so would be dangerous for anything but a day tripper.

To have a trip line self adjust our way is simple.

The line is secured to the anchor crown lead thru a small red float and secured to a sounding lead.

The lead on deck is sometimes a help , and if the length of line is less than 2x the water depth , its all automatic.

If the line is longer , the float ball wont be directly on top of the anchor ,but close enough to guide other anchoring boats.

Used every time , although not many times a year is a Hyd windlass not up to the task of anchor retreival.
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There may be a big difference in typical anchoring depth between BC waters (where Marin is hanging a coil of excess trip line) and where you boat. Here we get nervous in water less than 20 ft deep and would never anchor there if 30 to 50' is available. Over 50' gets to be a pain for other reasons.
In 30' at low tide, it will go to 45 ft at high, so there will be aminimum of 1.5 scope on the trip at low tide. Not bad and still doesn't come over to greet the mother ship.
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There may be a big difference in typical anchoring depth between BC waters (where Marin is hanging a coil of excess trip line) and where you boat. Here we get nervous in water less than 20 ft deep and would never anchor there if 30 to 50' is available. Over 50' gets to be a pain for other reasons.
In 30' at low tide, it will go to 45 ft at high, so there will be aminimum of 1.5 scope on the trip at low tide. Not bad and still doesn't come over to greet the mother ship.
We take for granted our own boating area, often forgetting the vast differences that are present. We get nervous in depths OVER 20'.

My Bucket List got shorter by a line when we got to see a tide change for the Bay of Fundy.

One More Time Around: Tides
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