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Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 07-11-2017, 10:22 PM
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Posted By Panope
Ha! More variables to keep the discussion...

Ha! More variables to keep the discussion going.......

The "flat transom" comment reminds me of a relevant event from a couple years ago.

Prior to entering my marina on a particularly windy...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 07-11-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,918
Posted By Panope
Adding to the confusion: Plan on your...

Adding to the confusion:

Plan on your REVERSE thrust to be roughly 1/3 of FORWARD thrust.

Here are the numbers (measured with strain gauge) for my 40 HP engine:

https://i.imgur.com/QaK7dc4.jpg
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 07-11-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 106
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Posted By Panope
When you view power charts for your MARINE...

When you view power charts for your MARINE engine, be sure to ignore the "max power" (and torque) curves as it is impossible to load the typical boat engine to match the curve except at max rpm. The...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 07-10-2017, 11:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,160
Posted By Panope
Just trying to save precious resources:) ...

Just trying to save precious resources:)

Steve
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 07-10-2017, 11:37 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,918
Posted By Panope
Greetings, All. I agree with Bruce. ...

Greetings, All.

I agree with Bruce. Funding, even anonymous funding could result in my "skewing" information if for no other reason than to make a good "show".

Best to keep "satisfying my...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 07-10-2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,160
Posted By Panope
Because the rope portions of my rodes are so...

Because the rope portions of my rodes are so seldom used, it is worth the trouble of flaking it (by hand) into these laundry hampers. This eliminates chain pile problems and keeps the rope clean...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 05-15-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 48,064
Posted By Panope
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDV6KzXh5GI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDV6KzXh5GI
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 11-12-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 48,064
Posted By Panope
Steve

Steve
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 11-12-2016, 10:25 AM
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Views: 48,064
Posted By Panope
Steve

Steve
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 11-11-2016, 12:23 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 48,064
Posted By Panope
Since starting my anchor testing one year ago, I...

Since starting my anchor testing one year ago, I have received numerous requests to test various anchors, with the DELTA anchor generating the most requests.

Cruisers Forum member Cotemar offered...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 10-21-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 48,064
Posted By Panope
Thanks Guys, Bruce, the name "Panope" was a...

Thanks Guys,

Bruce, the name "Panope" was a natural choice for my father as the study of the Geoduck clam species was his "life work".

PANOPEA GENEROSA (scientific name for "Geoduck")

Steve
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 10-20-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 48,064
Posted By Panope
Here is a condensed version of Panope's rebuild. ...

Here is a condensed version of Panope's rebuild.

40 years stuffed into 15 minutes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riXNSA7m-bk
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 10-13-2016, 11:00 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 48,064
Posted By Panope
Eric, Rex just E-mailed me, asking if you...

Eric,

Rex just E-mailed me, asking if you could contact him directly about your question regarding the slots in the Navy anchor.

Here is his E-mail:

rex@anchorright.com.au

Steve
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 10-13-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 48,064
Posted By Panope
Eric, No shower on board except for a sun shower...

Eric, No shower on board except for a sun shower that does not get used much. If I ever plan an epic voyage of some sort, I might consider a water maker to supplement the 90 gallons the boat now...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 10-11-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 48,064
Posted By Panope
Sean, assuming I actually get energized for it,...

Sean, assuming I actually get energized for it, I'd like to tear-out the forward 1/3 of the interior and replace with a different layout that moves the head to the forepeak and has a double Pullman...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 10-10-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 48,064
Posted By Panope
Y'all, are very welcome. V-strut on the...

Y'all, are very welcome.

V-strut on the trailer is designed to transmit ALL vertical and lateral loads between the boat and hitch. Longitudinal loads (slamming on the brakes) are transmitted...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 10-09-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 48,064
Posted By Panope
Anchor testing suspended. I brought Panope...

Anchor testing suspended.

I brought Panope to my house for the winter. I will likely start into some fairly 'deep' projects that may or may not be completed by spring time.

I appreciate all...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 10-06-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 48,064
Posted By Panope
Nick Shaw of Ground Tackle Marine, offered to...

Nick Shaw of Ground Tackle Marine, offered to exchange my Super Sarca #5 for a #6. This is the perfect size for Panope.

Rather than another boring test of an anchor performing perfectly, I...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 09-25-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 48,064
Posted By Panope
We had a forecast of 25 knot breezes the other...

We had a forecast of 25 knot breezes the other day which made for some fine sailing. Unfortunately, by the time I got around to tossing an anchor over the side, the wind abated somewhat.

I...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 09-22-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 48,064
Posted By Panope
Rex Francis (Anchor Right) called me yesterday...

Rex Francis (Anchor Right) called me yesterday after viewing this latest video and we had a nice chat about perforated flukes, and general anchor ramblings. Naturally, he thought my investigations...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 09-21-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 48,064
Posted By Panope
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvrzP65h5SE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvrzP65h5SE
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 07-25-2016, 12:03 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 48,064
Posted By Panope
Eric, I like you. You have a very inquisitive...

Eric, I like you. You have a very inquisitive mind. You are not afraid to think outside the box. You are confident enough to modify your own anchors. You have some very good ideas. This is all...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 07-24-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 48,064
Posted By Panope
Eric, the following is just a re-cap of my...

Eric, the following is just a re-cap of my previous test where I bent the shank of my Fortress FX-16.

In this test, the Shank was bent at either the 1st re-set (5:40 mark) or the 2nd re-set...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 07-23-2016, 11:18 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 48,064
Posted By Panope
Here is another idea about the "speed" of a...

Here is another idea about the "speed" of a re-set. If you re-watch my most recent Fortress video you will see on the first "re-set" during the "instant re-play" at the 1:20 mark, that the chain...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 07-23-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 48,064
Posted By Panope
My first Fortress test from 8 months ago. ...

My first Fortress test from 8 months ago. Reverse course ended up being 150 degrees from the original set. Anchor pivots and stays engaged with the seabed.

I stand by my guess that you will not...
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