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post #28 of Old 11-25-2002
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Anchor Tests

Gentlemen, for your amusement:

I crewed on a 34'' Hunter being moved from Powell River to Vancouver last weekend. After setting a smallish Danforth on second try,and sharing a drink, the skipper of said boat remarked that most people had too big of an anchor--and that is why they fail to set. The flukes can''t grab the ground if they are too big for the tug on them--they skip along the bottom. His rationale is that a small Danforth, set 10-1 and hardened in, will bury itself and hold better than a large one. He was after me for having a 17.5 lb Bruce on a my Catalina 22. Has anyone else gotten the "Penetration argument"? Anchoring is a most entertaining subject!
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