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|10-27-2011 03:45 PM|
Originally Posted by PaulfromNWOnt View Post
I was kidding about his bad hobby as the smiley was to denote.
|10-27-2011 11:53 AM|
Originally Posted by skygazer View Post
Considering how it's not uncommon for the regular posters on this forum to see ignorance in the world and then do some experiments and publish results to correct that ignorance, this seems plausible to me.
How each reader chooses to interpret the results should depend a little bit on whether the sets were all done by the same person.
|10-26-2011 08:07 PM|
Originally Posted by AdamLein View Post
|10-26-2011 11:51 AM|
Thanks very much for sharing your observations. I think more observing, and less snickering about other people observing, would overall be an improvement.
However I too am curious about how you got the drag measurement. Is it purely from diving and looking at the furrow?
Another thing: I had initially assumed that you just went all MaineSail, bought all these anchors, and recorded the results for your own sets. Is that the case? Or are you including sets that you noticed of other peoples' anchors?
|10-26-2011 10:43 AM|
I personally like the initial post, and am happy to have the extra information.
|10-26-2011 08:27 AM|
Originally Posted by dinghycapn View Post
It often required several tries before it would hold 1/2 cruising revs in reverse.
The plough was replaced by a Rocna 1 size bigger than the plough (so 2 sizes larger than recommended). It has not dragged in 3 years. It is very rare it does not set first time and usually there is a reason (last time was couple on months ago and it landed on a tree !). We now apply full reverse for 30 seconds so the criteria is tougher.
Its very rare I would not define the anchor appearance when diving as very well set.
|10-26-2011 08:02 AM|
The estimates of drag distance are not going to be perfectly accurate, but diving there is an enormous apparent difference between the new generation anchors which nearly always set in very short distance and say a CQR which rarely sets in less than a boat length (if it sets at all) in hard sand.
|10-26-2011 07:58 AM|
|10-26-2011 07:16 AM|
With all due respect, while I find this interesting, I don't know how it can be taken seriously and the OP doesn't seem to be trying to call it scientific anyway.
I assume the average drag was a witnessed burrow in the bottom that leads up to the set anchor. How it was witnessed, measured, or estimated is suspect, as water distorts visual distances by 25%.
I can't help but wonder how one identifies a set manson from a set rocna in sand. They would typically be buried beyond recognition. Not even sure you could tell a spade from a delta if both were actually set. Maybe they were witnessed going up or down the bow roller.
It sure does seem like a bad hobby.
|10-26-2011 06:08 AM|
when you say Ave drag 42' and Ave drag 8' what do you mean? That they drag for 42', that they take 42' before starting to drag? I don't understand what you want to mean in either of the cases.
Regarding set, it is clear to me but it seems that a very relevant peace of information is missing: The percentage of anchors from each type that you have saw dragging.
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