SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance > Spade anchor comes up backwards
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Spade anchor comes up backwards Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
06-18-2005 03:51 PM
AlainPOIRAUD
Spade anchor comes up backwards

Hi Bruce,

You problem is only the result of a physical law.. :0)

Usualy, when you are raising your anchor, your boat is going forward..
Then, due to its shape, your anchor turn itself in the direction of the minimal effort.. the "tip" looking forward..

After breaking your anchor free, try to go slowly backward.. and you will see that your anchor wil then be on the right position..
08-19-2004 10:31 AM
tsenator
Spade anchor comes up backwards

Bruce I have the SPADE 100 anchor and my anchor **always** comes up the right way. Just as was previously mentioned, it looks like it will come up wrng but at the last minute as the shank comes up into my roller it flips over the right way. I think it does this because of the huge weight of the tip of the Spade anchor causes it to flip around downward (the right side up).

I have a maxwell Freedom windlass and maybe that is the reason it comes up the right way....if the chain feeds in the right way it will always have the shackle the same way.

I do NOT have a swivel. Maybe having the swivel defeats the chain and shackle coming up the right way???
08-03-2004 05:07 AM
sailorrest
Spade anchor comes up backwards

Please, please, please research the anchor swivel you are using. Search under "swivel failure", "lost anchor", etc.

One company "Holland" went broke after lawsuits, another company "Suncor" has taken the swivel off the market due to failures and lawsuits.

Please check it out and go back to your high tensile shackles.

Sea Ya
07-30-2004 04:45 AM
Sherer
Spade anchor comes up backwards

My Spade anchor also comes up backwards but I have a multi-directional swivel from Bo''sun Supplies Co. and never had a problem, it just turns around at the anchor roller. Here''s the link:
http://www.bosunsupplies.com/products2.cfm?product=S0190%2DX

Regards, Bob
07-18-2004 01:33 PM
i670684
Spade anchor comes up backwards

Mine always comes in backwards as well, but it corrects itself at the last minute if I just continue pulling in the chain.
07-18-2004 08:53 AM
bmcald
Spade anchor comes up backwards

My spade anchor comes up backward over the roller every time. It has swivels at both ends of about 6 feet of chain between the anchor and the rope. Getting it turned around requires use of the boat hook. Anyone have experience with this and a cure?

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:03 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.