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Old 04-03-2014, 10:23 AM   #21
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My version of a flying bridge:
What a real one looks like.
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:21 AM   #22
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Yes, lovely boat that. Welcome aboard. However, he has not yet answered the most burning question...what kind of anchor does he use..?
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Yes, lovely boat that. Welcome aboard. However, he has not yet answered the most burning question...what kind of anchor does he use..?
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Old 04-05-2014, 01:26 PM   #24
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Old 04-05-2014, 05:12 PM   #25
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Yes it is a 60lb Ultra with 150ft chain and 300ft rode. The back up anchor is a large Al Spade stored below. I have followed anchoring tests and blogs for many years and bought my first Spade some time back out of Tunisia when they where not available in US. I have been a gunk holler for over 50yrs and used many anchor types. Presently I lean toward the modern shovel shaped deep diggers hooked to a good length of chain and some stretchy at boat end either rode or bungee. I believe in matching the anchor or any boat gear to the use pattern. My anchoring is in protected coves with no hurricane ridding even remotely probable. If I get nervous I take the Al spade out on my dinghy and set the second anchor. CQR and Bruce in my experience were fairly good but both tended to drag even with lots of chain and over sized. The New School anchors so far have overcome that issue using lighter anchors for the same task. There is a lot of Religious type fervor about anchoring and I don't get involved in that Just use what works best for me. Ed.
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:44 PM   #26
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"There is a lot of Religious type fervor about anchoring and I don't get involved in that Just use what works best for me. Ed. "

Smart Man!

But just so you know, your anchor is too small, it's the wrong kind and you don't have enough chain.
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:54 PM   #27
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HopCar If I get caught in a hurricane and get blown ashore I will remember your warning. Until then I will take your warning under advisement and keep it under the table where I keep my back up anchor.
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:22 PM   #28
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Moon River has B O A T written all over it. I don't care what kind of anchor he has, that is one fine looking boat.
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Old 04-05-2014, 11:04 PM   #29
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"HopCar If I get caught in a hurricane and get blown ashore I will remember your warning. Until then I will take your warning under advisement and keep it under the table where I keep my back up anchor."

Like I said, you're a smart man.
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Old 04-05-2014, 11:42 PM   #30
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Moon River has B O A T written all over it. I don't care what kind of anchor he has, that is one fine looking boat.
The absence of a flying bridge enhances its beauty!
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Old 04-06-2014, 12:34 AM   #31
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HopCar If I get caught in a hurricane and get blown ashore I will remember your warning. Until then I will take your warning under advisement and keep it under the table where I keep my back up anchor.
's'ok…you should be fine with that one...
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