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 Post subject: Re: Anchors anyone?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:27 am 
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jmecky wrote:
If you have the sheets in tight, a quick windshift can dump your boat, even with rudders up, especially if no one is aboard.



If you say so. :lol:
It'd have to be a pretty severe wind shift, of the better than 90 degree variety.


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 Post subject: Re: Anchors anyone?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:34 pm 
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jmecky wrote:
If you have the sheets in tight, a quick windshift can dump your boat, even with rudders up, especially if no one is aboard.


Karl Brogger wrote:
If you want it to weathervane into the wind you'd want mainsheet tension. And rudders up.


There's a whole crew of cat sailors that anchor off one of our local beaches. Every one of them uses a bridle, rudders up, and sheets in the main. Never heard of one flipping. It does seem wrong to have the main sheeted when you're not on the boat, but it seems like the way to do it.


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 Post subject: Re: Anchors anyone?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:22 am 
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How heavy are your anchors ?

Do you use chain ?

Do you have any way of ditching the anchor in an emergency ?

If you use a bridle, connected to the forward stay points, how do you get at the anchor line to haul the anchor in ?

Can the forward staypoints handle the strain of an anchor when there are waves ?

I have an idea to install a rope between the two forward staypoints on the hulls, with a ring in the middle. The anchor line would then go through the ring and go around the rod under the mast with some kind of quickrelease for emergency.
The forward rope would act as a bridle and the anchor line, can still be secured around the mast rod and released from the tramp.

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 Post subject: Re: Anchors anyone?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:39 am 
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pbekkerh wrote:
How heavy are your anchors ?

Not really sure, it's an aluminum danforth-style, couldn't be more than 5 or 6 lbs.

Do you use chain ?

Yes, I use 4ft of vinyl coated chain.

Do you have any way of ditching the anchor in an emergency ?

Not really, I carry a knife.

If you use a bridle, connected to the forward stay points, how do you get at the anchor line to haul the anchor in ?

Wade out to it.

Can the forward staypoints handle the strain of an anchor when there are waves ?

I replaced my bridle pins with 1/4"shackles, I just tie up to those.

I have an idea to install a rope between the two forward staypoints on the hulls, with a ring in the middle. The anchor line would then go through the ring and go around the rod under the mast with some kind of quickrelease for emergency.
The forward rope would act as a bridle and the anchor line, can still be secured around the mast rod and released from the tramp.

Good idea



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