Looking for advice on New England cruise in August - Page 3 - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 21 Old 08-27-2008
Telstar 28
sailingdog's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 16
- Thanks to everyone who helped rein in my earlier ambitions about covering much more ground than we did. We only made it a 5 day trip and it felt like the right amount of sailing for that.
Glad to help.

- I am still a little tentative about anchoring in less than ideal conditions. I have a 18# danforth, 15' of chain and 100' of rode. The boat is 6700 lbs dry weight, 4 foot draft. I've never dragged but haven't tested it in any difficult conditions. Should I consider upgrading ground tackle and if so, to what?
A Danforth makes a nice lunch hook, but for a boat your size, you want something a bit more substantial if you're anchoring out overnight. I'd highly recommend you look at a next gen anchor, like the Rocna, Spade, Manson Supreme or Buegel.

I use a Rocna 15 (33 lbs) on my boat as the primary, and it sets such that I generally don't worry about it. You could probably get away with the Manson Supreme or Rocna 10 (22 lbs). for your boat. I'd also recommend going up to at least 30' of chain.

I'd also recommend going up to about 150' of rope (and the 30' of chain) as well...since, if you're cruising, you may have to anchor in a deeper spot once in a while and in storm conditions, 100' of rope with 15' of chain is only good for about 9' of water at 10:1 scope. 180' of rode will let you anchor in 16' of water or so at 10:1 scope.

- I really need a genoa and a depthsounder. I may spring for a roller furling setup and genny next year.
The roller furling setup makes dealing with the genny much simpler. A depthsounder would be a good investment, since it can also help with navigation.


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

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fwd: Mystic Seaport Web Store August Sales NewsReader Mass Bay Sailors 0 08-06-2007 12:15 PM
Announcing "The Boston Sailing August Meetup", Tuesday, August 1 at NewsReader Mass Bay Sailors 0 07-19-2006 03:15 PM
Open Cabin -- August BVI Charter Kathie_WE Chartering 0 06-15-2003 05:08 PM
The Caribbean in August John Kretschmer Seamanship Articles 0 10-07-1999 08:00 PM
The Caribbean in August John Kretschmer Cruising Articles 0 10-07-1999 08:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome