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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:26 pm 
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washedup wrote:
Did they push from the back?

Yes, they were effectively acting as sea anchors.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:42 am 
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Location: TI ... Roma ( italy) mediterranean sea
When there is a lateral wave, be very careful! get off in water long before, close AMAS and AKAS and bring the hull manually walking and arrive on the shoreline
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even when the wave seems to be parallel to the shoreline ... ... ... better not risk it
get off on shallow water and close AMAS/AKAS

because the waves are never parallel to the shoreline ... ... ... optical effect ... ... There is always a small lateral current not visible to the eye is not prepared


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:08 am 
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chrisj:
I beach land quite a bit down here in Florida, and normally go into shore nose first. I jump off the TI in waste deep water and walk it in hanging on to the stern. However there is a problem with that at times because the waves raise the boat over my head, and it is extremely difficult to hang on. Some people have a line off the back that they can hang onto to guide the boat in. When the breakers are 2 ft or more I typically drop my anchor just off shore (tied to the stern) then use that to guide me in. After I'm safe on shore I walk out and get the anchor (usually in about waste deep water).
I wonder if when launching in surf if I could do the same. Before launching walk out into the surf with the anchor in hand, then set it, then pull the boat out thru the surf. However I have never had a problem getting the boat out by just hanging onto a bowline and walking the boat out past the surf (two of us when the waves are bigger). Fortunately down here in Florida we can get away with that because all the shore lines are very shallow and sandy, and the water is always nice and warm.
Here is a pic of my anchor setup, I have a Fortress Guardian G7 anchor that really works well. The swing bracket raises the anchor above the rudder out of the way. Just release the rope and it drops, when weighing the anchor you just pull it in and the bracket swings up.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:41 am 
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Wow, Bob. You designed a very cool davit and rode storage system for your anchor. :o Your enhancements to your TIs never cease to amaze me. I can't wait until we can see your boat in person and go racing together.

These Guardian anchors are my preference too for the soft Florida sand. I use the smaller Guardian 2.5 lbs G-5 anchor. When launching into the surf, I do exactly as you suggest. My anchor is always attached to the bow via a rope rode running through the bow padeye and secured to the forward crossbar. Before launching, I walk the anchor out into the surf into deeper water and set it. Then, with all the underwater protrusions up (mirage fins, centerboard and rudder), the boat is allowed to slowly drift back into shallow water, where the crew can more easily and safely step into the boat and make final departure preparations. Then, from the front seat of the boat, the anchor trolley is used to provide the front seat crew member access to the anchor rode and the anchor rode is slowly retrieved. This moves the boat forward thru the surf and into deeper water, where all the underwater protrusions can be safely deployed and go sailing.

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