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post #7 of Old 01-03-2005
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Stern anchor suggestions

No claim to expertise but in a couple of Med charters stern ''anchoring'' consisted of taking lines ashore. The hook never went in the water! One boat was equipped with a stern drum for storing, deploying and retrieving the 3 strand nylon warp which certainly aided us Weak and Lazy charterers. I saw several yachts using stern drums, some deploying nylon tape as the warp medium. No experiece of this (Scandinavian?) method but it seemed a very neat set-up.

On my boat - sailing presently SW Scotland and N.Ireland - I''m using a 25lb CQR as the kedge on chain/nylon but like others find it unfriendly, hard labour and a gel peril. I''m using hose and chaf-pro tubes as a preventative. Thinking about installing a drum; definitely need a stern roller and fairlead plate. Ron
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