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Re: Urgent-ish 45 lb. CQR on A Pacific Seacraft 31?
I'm currently selling my 1977-78 Fisher Pilothouse Motor Sailer (doing a trade for the 31 for sales tax savings) to get the PSC 31.
Surprisingly, my 30+ year old CQR 45 lb. looks perfect except for some extremely minor rock dents/chips in the plow's edge. I've been forced to anchor
out in 45kts. for several days with willawas of more up near Johnstone Strait in
British Columbia. Several 30 kt.+ blows over the years. The shank is straight
etc. That's why it's the only main anchor for me. I sleep (well...snooze) pretty well.
We lived aboard and sailed a PSC Mariah for 17+ years. (In fact we just found her online finally!!!
She's "Sarana" who has a great blog and we're SO glad she got to do the adventure we had wanted to. The "new" 31 looks very similar down below and as Sarana was our lst home when we got married that's kinda cool and full circle-ish.
I can't get down to the boat again for several days (documentation) so until the boat's in the water, I can't/won't lug that 45lb.er up a 20 ft. ladder. The windlass if that helps, by the way, is a Muir Cougar Horizontal Electric.
Last edited by Capt. Grimek; 10-18-2012 at 07:45 PM.