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I prefer to just let it drift, till I hit the closest boat then ask if we can raft up.
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It's the downward pressure of the water on the rode that actually holds the boat! So I vote for the plastic coated mushroom so it won't mar your decks. Perhaps we could build a, one off, plastic coated cynder block for our buddy Solent???
With the physics outlined previously, you don't need an anchor at all. All you need to do is attach a small fishing weight, or say, the keys to the boat. Just enough to get the rode to sink, then with the pressure of the water you're set!!!

If this doesn't work you've always got Nomads idea as back-up. See, redundancy built-in!
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What about throwing over an electrical cord?? I cannot pull one out without it hanging on everything between me and the plug.
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CD- Not sure on that one. I'm afraid the plastic coating wouldn't have the same drag coefficient as a normal rode. You may have to set 2 electrical cords bow and stern for them to hold.
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With the physics outlined previously, you don't need an anchor at all. All you need to do is attach a small fishing weight, or say, the keys to the boat. Just enough to get the rode to sink, then with the pressure of the water you're set!!!

Please Sir, new to this, my boat's key rings have one of those floating things to prevent them from sinking.

Could you please explain how I can do?? will it work?

Also I would like to know, if the boat is painted yellow will the anckor bite more?

I just bought a sailboat (yes my first boat ever), a GPS, and a sextant, and am leaving tomorrow to NEw Zealand via the Horn, west to east. My boat is an 1980 Optimist with a gasoline tank, and a roller furler with no sail.

One more quastion, do you think the GPS will delete itself and the shroud break if I don't flush my head and replace my packing?
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Due to the sharp angles of slate it is the prefered choice over all other rocks for anchoring. The slate will dig in and set when other rocks won't. A round granite boulder is sort of like a farmers plow and will just dig a trench on the bottom. The best rock anchor however it the slate & round granite combo anchor. It's called a ROC-NITE. With the round granite boulder acting as a roll bar for the slate the ROC-NITE always lands in the perfect position for a proper set!!!!!
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Due to the sharp angles of slate it is the prefered choice over all other rocks for anchoring. The slate will dig in and set when other rocks won't. A round granite boulder is sort of like a farmers plow and will just dig a trench on the bottom. The best rock anchor however it the slate & round granite combo anchor. It's called a ROC-NITE. With the round granite boulder acting as a roll bar for the slate the ROC-NITE always lands in the perfect position for a proper set!!!!!
How about anchoring to an emerging submarine??? I know a Japanese Boat recentely tried to do it..and suceeded.....any thoughts.... any one??? please....
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I have 3 questions, that I would like to ask the forum:

1)What percentage of US corn acreage is planted to identity preserved (IP) and specialty corn? Which states produce the most specialty corn? What about Ohio?

2)Is acreage increasing for IP corn varieties? If so, why?

3)What is the range of premiums for IP corn varieties?

One more if I may. My aunt is currentely travelling to the US on her row boat, to meet with some nice man in a lake somewhere, he promissed marriage to her. Does it help her sailing faster if she shaves her legs and arm pits?

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Please Sir, new to this, my boat's key rings have one of those floating things to prevent them from sinking.

Could you please explain how I can do?? will it work?

Also I would like to know, if the boat is painted yellow will the anckor bite more?

I just bought a sailboat (yes my first boat ever), a GPS, and a sextant, and am leaving tomorrow to NEw Zealand via the Horn, west to east. My boat is an 1980 Optimist with a gasoline tank, and a roller furler with no sail.

One more quastion, do you think the GPS will delete itself and the shroud break if I don't flush my head and replace my packing?
Let me first say congratulations on the new boat!!! Certainly an upgrade from some of those Euro-Porto tubs I keep hearing about! Yes your yellow boat will anchor much better than its white gelcoat cousins. The surface texture of the paint creates much more drag an thus it could be held with an electrical cord (16 gage min.)

How exactly does one go from Portugual to NZ from west to east. You may want to try turning the GPS ON. (Depress the button that says ) if you do decide on the scenic route it s a good thing you chose the boat you did as you will have to sail it backwards once you cross the equator for your GPS to function properly. (Please also remember to hit the button on your sextant at the exact time of crossing over. You may also need to invert you sextant in the wouthern hemishere to compensate for the reverse rotation of the earth. (Yes it does start turning the other way after you cross equator) Best Wishes and good luck.

By the way should you decide not go to NZ you may be able to sell your boat to someone else who may want to circumnavigate in it!

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