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Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 04-22-2017, 10:39 PM
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Posted By Nomad Willy
I was going to revive the thread but there's too...

I was going to revive the thread but there's too much BS on it. Even arguing w Marin. Didn't realize it was that old.

In about a week we'll be going on our first cruise in some time. I plan to...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 09-18-2015, 11:13 AM
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Posted By Nomad Willy
Marin, You say they don't ... I say they do. ...

Marin,
You say they don't ... I say they do.
But my only reference is the 32GB on our float.
Looks to be average flare for a trawler.
Lots of older boats have much less flare than the 32.
Some...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 09-17-2015, 09:41 PM
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Posted By Nomad Willy
I'm going to try it as is in better conditions...

I'm going to try it as is in better conditions before I go to the appendage .. and yes the appendage will look a bit like hippie art.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 09-17-2015, 09:18 PM
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Posted By Nomad Willy
It's Marin that uses perfectly good anchors as...

It's Marin that uses perfectly good anchors as door stops .. not me.

And I have no intention of welding the RB back on. I have a better righting appendage. But won't be as strong as the roll bar....
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 09-17-2015, 06:34 PM
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Posted By Nomad Willy
More Rocnas than Supremes here but more...

More Rocnas than Supremes here but more Fortresses than Rocnas. 28 to 32' boats.
Marin I looked at the 32' GB on our float and I think it has quite a bit of flare and a finer entry than I had...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 09-17-2015, 02:53 PM
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Views: 10,460
Posted By Nomad Willy
Just an update, Finally tried the Supreme...

Just an update,

Finally tried the Supreme w/o the roll bar. Didn't work. Got a little resistance at first but it must have turned upside down. Dragged it 75' or so ... the rode acted like the...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 05-16-2015, 11:20 AM
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Views: 10,460
Posted By Nomad Willy
Well Peter you've got to admit people will look...

Well Peter you've got to admit people will look at that slot and see that it's obvious that the shackle will run down the slot and trip the anchor. Anybody w an ounce of sense can see that. Even...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 05-15-2015, 09:47 PM
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Views: 10,460
Posted By Nomad Willy
I'm done for now w my decapitated Manson Supreme....

I'm done for now w my decapitated Manson Supreme. I've filled in holes and depressions to keep mud from coming up w the anchor but mostly to reduce penetrating friction kinda like cleaning up an...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 05-15-2015, 08:46 PM
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Posted By Nomad Willy
Marin wrote; "The very fact that Sarca supplies...

Marin wrote;
"The very fact that Sarca supplies a bolt to prevent the shackle from sliding down the slot is very, very telling to me. It means that no matter what the hype, they know this is a...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 04-30-2015, 10:04 AM
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Posted By Nomad Willy
Actually listening to Marin isn't necessary. ...

Actually listening to Marin isn't necessary.
If you've just anchored and set your anchor what are the chances of the anchor not setting if it was pulled out backwards from a reversal of wind or/and...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 04-29-2015, 06:56 PM
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Posted By Nomad Willy
Yes RT that is my response to Marin's comment...

Yes RT that is my response to Marin's comment about my intelligence. I suppose even his dog would be smart enough to choose a Rocna. Well I won't be reading any more of his supercharged opinions....
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 04-29-2015, 01:11 PM
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Posted By Nomad Willy
Not smart enough to buy a Rocna? My oh my!

Not smart enough to buy a Rocna?

My oh my!
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 04-29-2015, 11:07 AM
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Views: 10,460
Posted By Nomad Willy
Hi Peter, Probably about a month. Getting the...

Hi Peter,
Probably about a month. Getting the boat ready for a Willard Rendezvous in about two weeks so we're painting ect. And we're doing general re-fit stuff too for getting under way.

Re the...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 04-28-2015, 09:48 PM
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Views: 10,460
Posted By Nomad Willy
I ground away on the tip of the fluke reducing...

I ground away on the tip of the fluke reducing the heart shaped tip down to only about 25% of the stock fluke.

Also I found a bronze shackle that when installed in the slot would slide down the...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 03-14-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,460
Posted By Nomad Willy
THD, There were many big SS suckers when I was...

THD,
There were many big SS suckers when I was there. Must have sold a bunch. I went there to see the new Spades. Nothing.

Bruce,
Are jokes considered to be on topic?

hmason,
Soon the roll...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 03-12-2015, 08:03 PM
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Views: 10,460
Posted By Nomad Willy
Bruce, I've been waiting for somebody to say...

Bruce,
I've been waiting for somebody to say that.
Naw .. I'm just an old man messing around. The only thing serious about it is the time I spend thinking about anchors. I have no intentions of...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 03-12-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,460
Posted By Nomad Willy
The way I got involved in this is because of my...

The way I got involved in this is because of my boat size. If I have a very high performance anchor I can skip the expensive winch, heavy chain and the "hockles" problems ect. So that's why I seem to...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 03-11-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,460
Posted By Nomad Willy
Yes and thank you Marin. I notice the roll bar...

Yes and thank you Marin.
I notice the roll bar on the Rocna is over 180 degrees around. Perhaps this makes up for the difference in roundness. Just a thought.

The way I deploy my anchors I'll...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 03-10-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,460
Posted By Nomad Willy
OK Marin .... The roll bar does kinda stick...

OK Marin ....
The roll bar does kinda stick out.
Something I thought about today is that the Supreme is better suited to being a roll bar anchor as it's fluke is so rounded. It rolls around on...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 03-09-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,460
Posted By Nomad Willy
Marin I don't think there's such a thing as a...

Marin I don't think there's such a thing as a roll bar anchor.

There's scoop anchors and plow anchors and several to many other types. Your Rocna and my Supreme (past tense) are scoop anchors w a...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 03-09-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,460
Posted By Nomad Willy
FF, That's an overwhelming amount of anchor...

FF,
That's an overwhelming amount of anchor weight for "older anchors" and am wondering what anchors would be in that catergory. I'm sure the Kedge and Herreshoff would be included but are you...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 03-09-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,460
Posted By Nomad Willy
LSeveral months ago I went into Fisheries Supply...

LSeveral months ago I went into Fisheries Supply (a big store in Seattle) and was overwhelmed by the Rocna presence there. Went to a bit of a hallway to the room where the anchors are and they had 7...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 03-09-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,460
Posted By Nomad Willy
Even my little bow will handle a 45lb anchor FF....

Even my little bow will handle a 45lb anchor FF. But I wouldn't burden it w 200lbs of chain. And chain or no chain I ain't hsul'in no 45lb anchor .. actually I could w the small amount of chain I...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 03-08-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,460
Posted By Nomad Willy
Just like extra chain weight there's no point in...

Just like extra chain weight there's no point in carrying anchor weight either.

I'm just a tinkerer but it seems to me I may be able to make the Supreme anchor work as well as it normally does...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 03-08-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,460
Posted By Nomad Willy
Larry and Mark, In the past many wanted me to...

Larry and Mark,
In the past many wanted me to change my forum name back to nomadwilly. I didn't because I had been manyboats for a time and thought that would be confusing. I noticed it was...
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