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03-27-2008 11:04 AM
Maine Sail
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Originally Posted by JohnRPollard View Post
But Halekai,

If I apply a lot of throttle in reverse, won't the anchor just kind of skip along the bottom? I mean, the only way you'd get it to dig in more is if you had the anchor rode at some kind of strange angle, instead of straight up and down. To do that, I'd have to get so much more of the anchor rode all wet. I'm sorry, but I think you're talking nonsense.

Now that's a funny parody of the ignorant boater!!!!!
03-27-2008 10:37 AM
PorFin
I wonder if this would work...

How about keeping a white short-sleeved dress shirt, tie, and several copies of The Watchtower handy?
03-27-2008 10:30 AM
PorFin
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Originally Posted by sailaway21 View Post
Like Italy foists off Ferrari's and olive oil on us. I'll bet they wish they could foist a few more things off on us.
Yep -- Fiats come immediately to mind.
03-27-2008 10:30 AM
chucklesR
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Originally Posted by JohnRPollard View Post
But Halekai,

If I apply a lot of throttle in reverse, won't the anchor just kind of skip along the bottom? I mean, the only way you'd get it to dig in more is if you had the anchor rode at some kind of strange angle, instead of straight up and down. To do that, I'd have to get so much more of the anchor rode all wet. I'm sorry, but I think you're talking nonsense.
Not to mention when the anchor does that 'set' thing it gets all muddy and stuff, and then I have to clean it.
It's so much easier to just let it hang over the side until I drift into YOUR boat, then smile and tie up. Sorry if that ruins your wife's topless suntanning.
Hey, what's that on your grill?
03-27-2008 10:26 AM
JohnRPollard
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Originally Posted by halekai36 View Post
Excuse me do you have a pen so that I can give you my insurance information?

That would be the polite response I would expect. The bottom line is this if you are not applying at least 80% or more of full throttle, in reverse, when setting your anchor YOU'RE PROBABLY NOT SET!!!

I rarely see sailors even use the engine to set the anchor nor back wind the sails.. Perhaps 10-15% do the rest are just irresponsible anchorers..
But Halekai,

If I apply a lot of throttle in reverse, won't the anchor just kind of skip along the bottom? I mean, the only way you'd get it to dig in more is if you had the anchor rode at some kind of strange angle, instead of straight up and down. To do that, I'd have to get so much more of the anchor rode all wet. I'm sorry, but I think you're talking nonsense.
03-27-2008 10:17 AM
Maine Sail
Excuse me..

Excuse me do you have a pen so that I can give you my insurance information?

That would be the polite response I would expect. The bottom line is this if you are not applying at least 80% or more of full throttle, in reverse, when setting your anchor YOU'RE PROBABLY NOT SET!!!

I rarely see sailors even use the engine to set the anchor nor back wind the sails.. Perhaps 10-15% do the rest are just irresponsible anchorers..
03-26-2008 11:18 PM
artbyjody I guess after the bang bang... asking the irate boat owner "Have you seen my contact lens" would be out of question....
03-26-2008 09:21 PM
sailaway21
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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
Ilenart-

One of the few mass production items that the US hasn't foisted off on Australians...
Typical liberal interpretation of economics. The US doesn't foist off anything on Aussies or anyone else. Things are only exported because there is a demand for them. Like Italy foists off Ferrari's and olive oil on us. I'll bet they wish they could foist a few more things off on us. We foist off McDonald's and a whole bunch of other things because, guess what, people around the world want them. Fortunately for Kraft Foods and their shareholders, elitist liberal snobs are not in charge of marketing or we'd all be grinding our own mustard out in the back yard. Here endeth the lesson.
03-26-2008 02:36 PM
chucklesR I think the best thing to say is
"Probably my fault, let's fix the problem and assign blame later"
or
"Here take this and make it fast to your bow, I'll set the stern and spring lines while you get fenders ready" Right after you pass him your bow line.

When done break out the cheese and wine, yours of course.

Or "Damn it man, you're on my trot line"

followed by "Could you not see me coming? Why didn't you move?"
03-26-2008 02:26 PM
Zanshin
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Originally Posted by sailortjk1 View Post
And we don't get Vegimite here.
Actually, you do. They bleach it and sell it under the brand name of "Elmer's Glue"

(here go the Vegemite vs. Marmite wars!)
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