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Old 04-07-2012, 09:29 PM   #21
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I've been known to drop the end (w the plug from the shore) in the water but that DOES make me a bit nervous.
This "bag of sal****er" (me) fears electricity.

Now why are there four asterixes when I spelled "salt water" as one word?
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:34 AM   #22
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Greetings,
Just a hunch but I think t*w*a*t might be considered foul language OR this is a boating site for freshwater boaters only.....
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:40 PM   #23
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RTF is correct. Some forum application software incorporates foul language filters that look for specific combination of letters, even if the combination occurs in the middle of a longer word. Salt-water is one example.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:15 PM   #24
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Even so, it appears to be a Bruce which will drag at some point when it really shouldn't.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:57 PM   #25
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And note that the first 10 feet or so of chain is much heavier that the bulk of it. Ideal arrangement but only hand pulling or a drum winch will Handle it.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:21 AM   #26
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And note that the first 10 feet or so of chain is much heavier that the bulk of it. Ideal arrangement but only hand pulling or a drum winch will Handle it.

Simply locate the windlass further back, on the deck, extra heavy (bastard) chain would have the entire foredeck to lay out.

If a chain box were directly under , the weight of lots of chain would be in a better location too.

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Old 04-09-2012, 12:03 PM   #27
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I agree about the CG element. But these drum winches are made out of aluminum and are'nt that heavy. But more importantly the weight of the rode is ideally placed (when deployed) so as to minimize the overall weight and thus get maximum performance from the rode w a minimum amount of weight. Our yachts would look odd w a very commercial looking drum winch so a winch w the wildcat that works both line and chain would seem best for most of us. But all chain would seem more secure to me.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:29 AM   #28
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Greetings,
Just a hunch but I think t*w*a*t might be considered foul language OR this is a boating site for freshwater boaters only.....
I believe we have corrected this issue.
-When we go to Beaufort, we are in saltwater.
-My brother generally acts like a ****.

Yep, it appears to work.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:25 AM   #29
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Talking weight of chain Eric, this past weekend I finally got to do something I've considered for some time, and end for ended my chain so the newer-looking end is that which is now in view. What had deterred me originally was firstly getting the swivel off, the bolt was frozen in - had to cut it off in the end and sacrifice it - went back to less-fancy version. Also finding some of the links at the inboard end were so rusty from sitting in a puddle of saltwater, (there we go - Gonzo has definitely fixed the t*w*a*t thing - well done), that I felt I had to remove ~ 4 metres of the last bit (at the bottom of the heap, effectively) of the chain, to be rid of about 10 dodgy rusty links. I carried it to the dumpster in a bucket. Wow, even 4 metres was so heavy the handle broke off and nearly crushed my foot. No wonder all chain is so good for anchoring...you should try it...teh heh...
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-My brother generally acts like a ****.
Now we know where you get it!
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:35 AM   #31
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Gonzo,
Haha......left yourself wide open for that one.
Peter,
Yea......it dos'nt take much chain to become a handful does it? If I substituted 5/16" chain for my 5/8ths line I'd have over 300lbs extra on my bow. If I substituted 26 feet of chain on my rode (that dos'nt exist) for the same weight in anchor I could ditch my 18lb anchors and use 44 lb anchors. Another 26' and I could have a 70 lb anchor. Do'nt suppose anybody (except Marin) could possibly argue that the chain would do me more good than the huge increase in the size of the anchor. I've heard it many times from many sources....put the weight in the anchor. However I did some testing of my winch the other day...raised the anchor several times off the bottom in the bay (50 ft) and I could hardly walk that night. I'm going to try another wrap around the drum next time. But if that's an issue I may need to go to the kind of windlass that takes rope AND chain or a reel winch.
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