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Old 04-11-2014, 08:26 AM   #1
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The latest/coolest anchor

Ten times more effective than any anchor is the claim !
BBC News - 'RoboClam' could anchor submarines
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Old 04-11-2014, 09:59 AM   #2
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Forklift, you said the A word!
Oh great, now we'll need batteries in our anchors.
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:13 AM   #3
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Cheer up Hop. You can sell batteries.
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:29 AM   #4
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What kind of batteries and what kind of chargers?
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With my luck they'll be made by Xantrex!
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:18 PM   #6
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That's it! I'll get rich selling special anchor batteries. They'll be the size and weight of 8D batteries but with a roll bar on them. Want more holding power? Tie the Xantrex charger onto the battery.
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:27 PM   #7
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That's it! I'll get rich selling special anchor batteries. They'll be the size and weight of 8D batteries but with a roll bar on them. Want more holding power? Tie the Xantrex charger onto the battery.
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That's it! I'll get rich selling special anchor batteries. They'll be the size and weight of 8D batteries but with a roll bar on them. Want more holding power? Tie the Xantrex charger onto the battery.
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:02 PM   #9
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Ten times more effective than any anchor is the claim !
It's easy to anchor a submarine. Think of the scope.
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:43 PM   #10
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It's easy to anchor a submarine. Think of the scope.

Yea, I think that was the "got me" phrase!
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Old 04-12-2014, 12:13 AM   #11
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I understand you have to get a whole new rode with embedded fiber optic cable so you can set the anchor in the right place. The second generation will plug into the NMEA 2000 bus.

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Old 04-12-2014, 01:18 AM   #12
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Will you have to run your generator the whole time you are anchored? Maybe add an AIS transponder so other boats know where your anchor is and won't anchor on top of you?
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That's it! I'll get rich selling special anchor batteries. They'll be the size and weight of 8D batteries but with a roll bar on them. Want more holding power? Tie the Xantrex charger onto the battery.

From what I've read about Xantrex it may be a better anchor than charger;-)
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