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I posted my observation of this somewhere in another forum but a couple of weekends ago I was anchored in a pretty popular spot in LI sound with boats from all over the map. Gets pretty crowded during weekends. I can't tell you how many 35+ feet searays I saw throw over what looked like a 7lb danforth with all rope rode and put maybe two - one scope. Plus they also rafted 2 other boats up to them and spent the night! Luckily the two nights I was there it was dead calm out but since then I always make sure to pick my spot as far upwind from where the storms usually blow out of so I don't have to worry about these people. I also invested a few hundred bucks in proper and even oversized ground tackle. Too bad other people don't do this.

But man if that happened to my boat - having some fool drag into it I wouldn't be able to take it too well. Its one thing if it happens in a storm or adverse conditions but in normal weather.... I don't think I would be getting my frustrations out on a message board....
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Is the Rocna difficult to pull up?

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Oh - since this is an anchoring thread of sorts - my new Rocna held on tight in serious weed in Cuttyhunk during this weekend's SE breeze. The plows and cqrs were all plowing through the grass - it was a bit of a fire drill. But unlike your situation, everyone was up on their decks talking to each other and working it out...
do you have any issues getting this anchor back on board? the test video made it look difficult. do you need a windlass?

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I think it would be really nice if the manufacturers of the damn boats would sell the new ones with a properly sized anchor at least. Used boats are always a crapshoot...but the guys spending the big bucks on the new boats should at least get properly sized ground tackle for their boat bucks.

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We have a long, heavy bowsprit and, as his boat approached, my partner called out (this was mid-afternoon) and the guy came up above decks, started his motor and tried to motor his 42' Halberg-Rassy over our 12mm chain... you could hear the sawing on the keel and he wouldn't listen when my husband suggested he go astern. The bowsprit was rearing up and crashing down as the waves rolled in and, gradually, as his whole boat passed under it, his stanchions crumpled, his boat was destroyed and, as a grand finale, his radar dome smashed into a grillion pieces... His dinghy got caught up and had to be cut away (but a kind neighbour grabbed it and later tied it onto the back of our boat) and things were about as bad as they could get for this idiot (not a mark on us)...
I just LOVE that big old spruce and bronze sprit up front. Jousting anyone?
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Umm... If you were there first, how is it that you were too close to him???
Well might you ask... Deutschland Uber Alle, I think... We may have been there first but I guess he thought we should have moved away once we realised that we might be an inconvenience to him :-)


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I just LOVE that big old spruce and bronze sprit up front. Jousting anyone?
So would I but what we actually have is thick tubular steel, painted black...


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You're not sailing a modified Trireme, are you???


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So would I but what we actually have is thick tubular steel, painted black...

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[QUOTE=sailingdog;341301] You're not sailing a modified Trireme, are you???

Are you sure that thing isn't a hedgehog after the road train passed?
No, it's a 72' fibreglass staysail schooner, built in 1976 with a stubby little bowsprit which we replaced with a longer one to get the headsail further forward, thus combating her weather helm (improving her capacity to hold her course instead of trying to round up into wind at every opportunity)... When I'm allowed, I'll post a photo, maybe...


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Good Job Main....Naw...If I had a boat as pristine as yours, Id have a little adrenaline flowing too... One thing you should consider though...With your affliction as to having a bullseye seemingly painted on your hull...invest in a 15 horse for that tender.. Your Tug is a little under horsed..
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Good Job Main....Naw...If I had a boat as pristine as yours, Id have a little adrenaline flowing too... One thing you should consider though...With your affliction as to having a bullseye seemingly painted on your hull...invest in a 15 horse for that tender.. Your Tug is a little under horsed..
15hp hell I think I need one of those bright orange CG tenders with twin 250's... That Rival 41 is one heavy boat!!

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