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Old 02-02-2013
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Re: Looking for soft mud to test an anchor...

Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
The trouble with measuring anchor holding is that you could theoretically have constant pull, even though you are dragging.

Imagine you are set and create a couple thousand pounds of pull, then the anchor starts to drag through the bottom, but doesn't come unset.
In fact good anchors drag slowly after a given force, I mean really slow on the bottom at extreme forces without coming out.

More recent tests with anchors has been made measuring that too. They have a diver in the water to access that.


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Re: Looking for soft mud to test an anchor...

Originally Posted by blt2ski View Post
No worries Med,

I'll erase my post...you can erase yours. or we can get into a shouting pissing swearing match which includes cooking and eating fuzzy wombat types, that would surely get said thread erased from memory, so you will not have to be to embarrassed about forgetting there was a pile of mud just outside your door!

Perhaps you have the general discussion forum mistaken for off topic? Or is it just that I mentioned the word anchor which raises the rancor? You should have heard the names I called you in the posts I've already deleted from this thread. They were enough to give Dennis Leary a heart attack.

Port Madison is a good thought. My windlass was kaput when I anchored there to fix it using the Fortress I keep on rope that can be deployed by hand. I was okay but TWO other boats drifted down onto me. Strange thing was there was no wind at the time they drifted down onto me.

When one boat got close enough that I could knock on the hull with the boat hook, the sleeping arm-candy wakes up and yells at me for parking so close to her boyfriend's boat. "We were here first! We've been here for hours and when I went to sleep you weren't here so we were here first!!" "Ummm mam, when you went to sleep you were over THERE."

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Re: Looking for soft mud to test an anchor...

Originally Posted by jrd22 View Post
holding now). Not sure, but I also recollect that Fisherman Bay on Lopez is muddy,
It's muddy, but sticky mud. A mess to clean up, but easy anchoring

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