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post #11 of 23 Old 03-27-2007
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Sailaway21, I would love to see the the row boat engine block video!
"The fun part comes about when you trying to get your weight from your vehicle to a boat"
Few years ago on Santorini (Greece): A nice sandy beach. A big extended Greek family (abour 20 members, sounds like 100) came with a pickup truck and unloaded a big block of concreete, two empty oil barrels, some wood (2 by 4) and some rope. One member came with a power boat arount the corner. We had a laught of our life.
Whaching them constructing the raft was fun, waching how it turned over was more fun, ... Normally I would help, but they were soo full of theirself thet we all rather watched and smiled.
Among other they also tried to drag the block with the power boat, which resulted in one cleat less on the boat.
A few hours later, after lots of greek swearing, shouthing and a few almost divorces and kids crying the end result was:
Mooring block was left in two feet of water.
A power boat was ancored on her "tiny little unusable" anchor from the stern and moored with a line from stern to the block. We never saw them on that beach again.
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I take it that they left their nice large concrete block behind when they left.

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I'm at Gottschalk Marina on Camp LeJeune right now. Their moorings are secured to old pieces of tank tread. Might be hard to come by where you are, though.

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I'd imagine a drive wheel off of an M1 Abrams would work pretty nicely for a mooring anchor too...

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Builld a wood box or something similar such as a milk crate with a garbage bag linner. For what your dealing with, that is plenty. Get a truck intertube and blow it up. Put a piece of plywood over the tube sit the box on it and fill it with cement at shore side. Then when it has cured some float it out and tip it over! For the hardware, Id get a big ole stainless eyebolt with rebar welded to it or at least big fender washers. Another popular (localy anyway) attachment poiont is a tire stuck sideways in the cement but thses are much bigger moorings.
Using real anchors just seems silly to me.
Make you eye a few feet below the surface and no one will know your not anchored.
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For a 24" boat up to 6,000 lbs. I would use 200 mushroom anchor. If you know for a fact that larger boats are going to use it then 250 lbs. is good for a max of 33 ft and 14,000 lbs. The chain should be at least 1/2" and use 2 swivles one at the mushroom and one at the top before the float. This is if there is no strong current. If you have a strong current I would go up in mushroom weight to 300 lbs.

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Depends on the bottom. If the bottom is hardpacked sand, rock or gravel, then the mushroom is not a very good choice, as it really needs to bury itself to work well. If the bottom is mud, then the mushroom is probably a good choice.

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Why use a 300 lb mushroom anchor when you can just tie the boat up alongside the tugboat you were going to have set the anchor for you?

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http://www.caribbeansoul.us/feb2007d.htm

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I think that John Harries and Phyllis Nickel of Morgan's Cloud are using 2 x Rocna 110s as a permanent mooring for their 55'er. .
I'm not that sure that it will be a good thing to make your own test with products which have only a limited experience???..

For your information, read the report from s/v caribean soul on S/V Caribbean Soul

Weathering the Big Blow:
We hear boats on the radio who are dragging anchors… Irish Fever's top-rated Rocna anchor drags... >>
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