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Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 09-18-2015, 01:32 AM
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Eric-- None of the Ken Smith hulled GBs have...

Eric-- None of the Ken Smith hulled GBs have much flare to the bow.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 09-17-2015, 05:09 PM
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Rocnas are becoming more common in our harbor.

Rocnas are becoming more common in our harbor.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 05-17-2015, 12:40 AM
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Posted By Marin
Eric--- I don't disagree with your statements. ...

Eric--- I don't disagree with your statements. But perhaps it's from flying or working where I work for the last bunch of years or it's from my pessimistic French father and Depression-era mother,...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 05-17-2015, 12:16 AM
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Posted By Marin
Never had to try them. Our trip line works a...

Never had to try them. Our trip line works a treat.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 05-16-2015, 10:28 PM
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Posted By Marin
Peter--- There are more ways to back out a fouled...

Peter--- There are more ways to back out a fouled anchor than a trip line or a slot. We carry a couple of them on our boat in addition to the trip line, which in our experience anyway, is a snap to...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 05-16-2015, 02:46 AM
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Posted By Marin
Nope, that bolt that comes with the Sarca has...

Nope, that bolt that comes with the Sarca has lawyer written all over it. If I want a Sarca but decide I want to block the slot I can go buy a bolt for five bucks at Fisheries Supply.

That bolt is...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 04-30-2015, 12:37 PM
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Posted By Marin
For years American car manufactures put fins on...

For years American car manufactures put fins on the back ends of their cars. They were marketing gimmicks which, through the personal competition between two friends who worked at two different car...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 04-29-2015, 09:52 PM
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Posted By Marin
That's what I said. You have no choice but to...

That's what I said. You have no choice but to have a slot with a Sarca, but at least you can block the slot.

The other thing I don't like about slotted shanks is that by necessity they are wider...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 04-29-2015, 08:13 PM
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Posted By Marin
RTF--- Here is a shot of an ideal anchor. Just...

RTF--- Here is a shot of an ideal anchor. Just thing for the typical recreational cruiser. This is what our dog tried to get us to buy after our Bruce dragged once too many times but we over-ruled...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 04-29-2015, 05:47 PM
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Views: 10,460
Posted By Marin
Or a Sarca I said. I'm happy to admit there is...

Or a Sarca I said. I'm happy to admit there is more than just one ideal anchor out there.:)
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 04-29-2015, 11:41 AM
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Views: 10,460
Posted By Marin
There's a problem with your shackle theory. ...

There's a problem with your shackle theory. There is a good chance that when a boat gets shifted off to the side by the end or current or both, particularly if it's a combination rode with only a...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 03-12-2015, 11:23 AM
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Posted By Marin
There is "side" and there is "side." Your anchor...

There is "side" and there is "side." Your anchor will tip too far over on its side now to rest on the shank, which will put the fluke farther over than 90 degrees to the bottom. This means the...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 03-12-2015, 10:25 AM
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Views: 10,460
Posted By Marin
Probably WAY less than 1%, actually. The only...

Probably WAY less than 1%, actually. The only people interested in the subject are those who just are, like Eric, and people who've had problems with a particular type of anchor, like me.

Based...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 03-12-2015, 01:07 AM
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Views: 10,460
Posted By Marin
Eric--- I think if there is any flaw in your...

Eric--- I think if there is any flaw in your cut-down anchor theory it's that the anchor no longer has the geometry to lie on its side with the fluke at more or less 90 degrees (sideways) to the...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 03-11-2015, 09:35 PM
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Posted By Marin
Eric--- Well, that's not as true a statement as I...

Eric--- Well, that's not as true a statement as I had thought it was. You'd think I'd know the shape of our own anchor fairly well by now, but in fact your description is more accurate.

The two...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 03-10-2015, 02:11 PM
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Posted By Marin
Eric-- When we deploy an anchor we don't just...

Eric-- When we deploy an anchor we don't just let it carefully down onto the seabed and then wait motionless to see what will happen. We start easing back, paying out rode and also pullng on the...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 03-10-2015, 01:46 AM
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Posted By Marin
That or the boat is moved from one region to...

That or the boat is moved from one region to another. Our boat spent its whole life in San Francisco Bay until we bought it and trucked it north. The boat had a pair of big Danforth knock-offs on...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 03-10-2015, 01:31 AM
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Views: 10,460
Posted By Marin
Not sure I follow your reasoning. Rollbar...

Not sure I follow your reasoning. Rollbar anchors are anchors that have a roll bar as an integral part of the anchor. The fluke can be whatever shape the designer chose but the unique feature of...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 03-09-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,460
Posted By Marin
When in 1998 we first started keeping our boat in...

When in 1998 we first started keeping our boat in the harbor we're in, the most prevelant anchors were Bruce/claw and CQR for power and sail. Today the Bruce/claw seems pretty much as prevelant as...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 03-08-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,460
Posted By Marin
I agree that size very much counts. But for...

I agree that size very much counts. But for people who haul their anchors by hand size/weight can be detrimental.
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