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Old 09-10-2018, 02:26 PM   #21
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I have run into this kind of wandering particularly on catamarans. Catamarans tend to wander at anchor a considerable amount. On them, a bridal from both sides of the bow to the rode helps a considerable amount. This initiates the correction earlier in the swing. A similar solution may help you reduce the Tacking". I have also left a reefed mizzen up on a ketch to minimize this issue too. The tarp on the tug mentioned above serves to similarly create a weather helm scenario while at anchor reducing the wandering.
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Old 09-10-2018, 03:21 PM   #22
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I am currently testing out using unequal leg lengths on my bridle. It seems to help keep the bow from swinging both ways and just keep it swinging one way.
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had a westsail 32 that like to do that! so, after some thinking, i connected a line to the thru hull eyebolt at the water line, that the bowsprit wqs attached to, and when anchoring, i had a way to tie it to my anchor line, so when the boat was pulling on the anchor line at the water line, not up on the bowsprit! it worked for about 90% of the swimming! one thing, i had 100 feet chain, and 300 feet of line! now eveyone has a bridle, connected to the chain, my thinking is to stop the chain rattle at nite!...another thing i do when tieing to a moorage bouy, if there is any wind/tide, i tie what i call, 'side sadle!" so the wind holds me away from the bouy!...clyde
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had a westsail 32 that like to do that! so, after some thinking, i connected a line to the thru hull eyebolt at the water line, that the bowsprit wqs attached to, and when anchoring, i had a way to tie it to my anchor line, so when the boat was pulling on the anchor line at the water line, not up on the bowsprit! it worked for about 90% of the swimming! one thing, i had 100 feet chain, and 300 feet of line! now eveyone has a bridle, connected to the chain, my thinking is to stop the chain rattle at nite!...another thing i do when tieing to a moorage bouy, if there is any wind/tide, i tie what i call, 'side sadle!" so the wind holds me away from the bouy!...clyde
can you please elaborate on "side sadle" ? thanks
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Any updates? Since switching to all chain, bridle, and using rocker stoppers we have had good experience, but it could be luck. We get to anchor when possible, and backup is mooring.
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A made for purpose mast is required, attached is mine.Click image for larger version

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Old 08-29-2021, 11:19 AM   #27
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A made for purpose mast is required, attached is mine.Attachment 120575
Is that a Trump flag?
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Old 08-29-2021, 06:45 PM   #28
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Last month we took a mooring from Safe Harbor Beaufort SC to ride out TS Danny. Winds were probably a steady 35kt maybe gusting to 40kt . My boat was tacking back and forth 60 degrees in each direction . Every time the boat tacked back in the other direction the approx 3 or maybe 4 diameter tether from the 36 diameter mooring ball would snap tight and completely submerge the mooring ball. No way my anchor could endure such force and stay set. I am going to work on a riding sail, fortunately I have a mast that can handle it.
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