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Remember Folks!! When you do set your Anchor. Be sure that the Bitter End of your Anchor Rode is secured to the boat. Or it will be all for naught on anchoring. LOL

Doesn't this belong in the "Real Subject Matter Experts" thread???
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That's like remembering to put a knot on a fishing hook.

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Sounds like the Captain Ron technique.

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Just heard of it happening the other day. Fellow's daughter bent on the wrong line.

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It happens more often than I care to think about. BTW, if you have an all-chain rode... use a heavy nylon line to connect the rode to the boat, but leave the line long enough that it will exit the chain pipe so that if you have to cut it and leave the rode behind, you don't have to reach into the chain pipe or locker to do so. If the rode is under tension, as in a heavy weather situation, reaching into the chain pipe or chain locker is a good way to lose a hand.

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I assume that you mean chocks and not cleats? Or maybe you do mean cleats, I dunno. The truth is that it don't really make a damn bit of difference but, if you want to stay with tradition, use the port in the northern hemisphere and the stbd in the southern hemisphere.
okay, i'll bight ..why does it make a difference what hemisphere? is this the toilet flushing thingy carried over to anchoring?
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okay, i'll bight ..why does it make a difference what hemisphere? is this the toilet flushing thingy carried over to anchoring?
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Yes, it’s the coriolis force. If a sudden gale hits the harbor you want to be on the windward side of the boat while adjusting the lines. That way you have a better chance of staying onboard if you get knocked down in the harbor.
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When you do set your Anchor. Be sure that the Bitter End of your Anchor Rode is secured to the boat. Or it will be all for naught on anchoring. LOL

Reminds me of the old charter boat tale they tell in the BVI's about the couple that called in on the fourth day of their charter saying:
"We've chartered for a week but they only gave us three anchors...can you bring us enough for the next four nights?" (G)
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I have a very good instructional paper on how not to use a danforth...any one interested???
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Thanks TrueBlue!

Thanks for the diagram and info on the snubber. That is exactly what I've been looking for. And to think it came from a fellow "True Blue" That's the name of our boat also!
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