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Forum: Anchors and Anchoring Today, 09:04 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By Nomad Willy
rslifkin, Very interesting. I didn’t know...

rslifkin,
Very interesting.
I didn’t know about the degree of non-linearity in the scope/angle. If one dwelled on the shape of the complex catenary curve it would almost seem obvious. But I never...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring Today, 06:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 395
Posted By Nomad Willy
Diver wrote; “At what angle holding reaches...

Diver wrote;
“At what angle holding reaches it's maximum capacity may be open for debate.”

Indeed, that’s what I’m saying.
I’m not asking if it’s true. I’m looking for things that would show it...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring Today, 03:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 395
Posted By Nomad Willy
HaHa Ted I agree that would be awkward/funny. But...

HaHa Ted I agree that would be awkward/funny. But just because the average guy would have a hard time learning. However the manufacturer could just say there was no advantage to scopes beyond 6-1. In...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring Today, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 178
Posted By Nomad Willy
Is the platform attached to the stem? ...

Is the platform attached to the stem?
Structurally that’s not ideal IMO.
The side loads can be high in rough weather. The stem is a major major part of the bow structure and attaching the...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring Today, 12:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 395
Posted By Nomad Willy
Sure, Rode dragging across the seafloor is...

Sure,
Rode dragging across the seafloor is easily attained. Just let out a lot of rode.
And if one had an all nylon rode it could be easily estimated looking at the rode from the bow where...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring Today, 10:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 395
Posted By Nomad Willy
Ted that’s a good question but not one I’m going...

Ted that’s a good question but not one I’m going to answer. You know what happens when you tell a Ford man that his Ford has a feature that is inferior to what Chevys offer.

What if you had an...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring Yesterday, 08:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 395
Posted By Nomad Willy
Of course not Ted. This is theory and I...

Of course not Ted.

This is theory and I think it may be valid.
But I could just as easily be wrong. Some anchors perform better at short scope so it stands to reason they may vary at long scope...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring Yesterday, 07:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 395
Posted By Nomad Willy
WhatI’m saying is that a horizontal rode on the...

WhatI’m saying is that a horizontal rode on the seafloor may not be optimal.

What needs to be optimal is the angle of attack of the fluke. And the position (vertically) of the shank tip does a lot...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring Yesterday, 04:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 395
Posted By Nomad Willy
Ideal Catenary Angle

There is much talk about catenary and scope. Often, more often than it would seem necessary or appropriate.

But in many anchoring discussions I think it’s assumed that the anchor is in an ideal...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,297
Posted By Nomad Willy
What’s the configuration of your sump? Does it...

What’s the configuration of your sump?
Does it constitute a water trap?
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,297
Posted By Nomad Willy
And you’re sure it’s the additives that make you...

And you’re sure it’s the additives that make you engine run good? Cause and effect have a lot of variables beyond timing. I’m convinced that a stabilizer and biobore or equivalent are probably...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 08-11-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,331
Posted By Nomad Willy
Yes I was the owner of an XK140 Jaguar. Had a...

Yes I was the owner of an XK140 Jaguar.
Had a wonderful time w that car.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 08-11-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,331
Posted By Nomad Willy
Blackinblue, I’ve never followed the Ultra...

Blackinblue,
I’ve never followed the Ultra anchor so I’ll take your word for it.
Sure is a beautiful thing though.
Forum: Welcome Mat 08-11-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 690
Posted By Nomad Willy
Toki, There is or was a Red Ranger at Laconner...

Toki,
There is or was a Red Ranger at Laconner that had a full and very curved fwd windshield and the anchor was hung in a hawse hole all below the sheer line. Both features I’d welcome on my own...
Forum: Welcome Mat 08-11-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 690
Posted By Nomad Willy
Tugs are OK. Actually my favorite boat is a NT...

Tugs are OK. Actually my favorite boat is a NT 32.
But IMO there’s nothing tuggy about Rangers. Planing hulls are so far removed from tug boats (actual) that the name falls totally flat for me. All...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 08-10-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,770
Posted By Nomad Willy
Should have bought a windlass. But my rode...

Should have bought a windlass.
But my rode smell is outside (actually it dosn’t stink .. as far as I can tell) and I don’t need to keep knocking the chain pile over. That must really suck in bad...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 08-10-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,770
Posted By Nomad Willy
To save my body just like you suspect. Hey that...

To save my body just like you suspect.
Hey that was a long time ago Walt.

Re just pulling the line over a roller on the bow I’d guess it cuts the required pull in half .. about. And a lot of...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 08-10-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,770
Posted By Nomad Willy
boathealer, Well you better have good vision...

boathealer,
Well you better have good vision ... and keep your eyes glued to the chain on the roller. A good case for a far fwd wheelhouse.

What I like best about being on the bow is that I can...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 08-10-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,770
Posted By Nomad Willy
So you fellers that anchor from the helm ... so...

So you fellers that anchor from the helm ... so how DO you tell how much rode is out? Just a wild guess i’m guessing ... you time the drop? Or just let it all hang out and assume the anchor depth...
Forum: Power Systems 08-09-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,750
Posted By Nomad Willy
Hippocampus wrote; “Would think trawlers are...

Hippocampus wrote;
“Would think trawlers are more like sailboats. Both are full displacement vessels.”

Sailboats are (most all) but not so for red trawlers. Most all trawlers are SD.

Mark I’m...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,715
Posted By Nomad Willy
There’s always gonna be cheaters. Inn this...

There’s always gonna be cheaters.
Inn this case w the two countries involved I’d rather see it clearly stated and then enforce it. Both countries could/should provide enforcement. IMO
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 08-09-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,331
Posted By Nomad Willy
I’ll take your word for it Frosty. Haven’t done...

I’ll take your word for it Frosty.
Haven’t done that. Most of my anchoring has been done in Alaska and most SE Alaska anchorages are protected, void of waves.
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,715
Posted By Nomad Willy
I think Canadians are required to quarentine 14...

I think Canadians are required to quarentine 14 days re-entering Canada so I don’t see how dual citizenship would get around that.
But that may not be the case. It’s very fluid.

But the “Alaska...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 08-09-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,331
Posted By Nomad Willy
Codger, “Ultra Anchor Videos” Sounds like an...

Codger,
“Ultra Anchor Videos”
Sounds like an in-house promotional probably laced w false and misleading info.

We’ve been in the dark on anchor testing for some time now. Have no idea when or if...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 08-09-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,770
Posted By Nomad Willy
So Peter when I want to know if I should pay out...

So Peter when I want to know if I should pay out more line instead of looking at the chain I should stumble along my side deck hurrying so I can get back before the boat swings too far, get the...
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