SailNet Community - View Single Post - Vectran sleeve for anchor rode?
View Single Post
  #6  
Old 03-29-2013
pdqaltair's Avatar
pdqaltair pdqaltair is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Deale, MD
Posts: 2,246
Thanks: 1
Thanked 35 Times in 35 Posts
Rep Power: 6
pdqaltair is on a distinguished road
Re: Vectran sleeve for anchor rode?

a. I think you will have some problems with the sleeve moving separately from the rode. Normally the sleeve and line have similar elasticity.

b. I think you will need some chain--at least 10 feet--to hold the shank down during setting. I have tried going without chain for small boats and it is a problem. Even more so with high-mod lines, which generally less dense than nylon (float).

Consider using some chain backed by high-mod and using a VERY long snubber (50 feet). Multihull sailors understand your point. With that sort of a performance boat, non-conventional solutions must be investigated. My last boat was an all-Kevlar cat and carrying much chain was out of the question.
__________________
(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")

"Well, I just climb up to them."

by Joe Brown, English rock climber




To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.