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Re: Let's talk about anchors some more
I don't belive fate has a grudge against me. I guess since you've never seen it, it must have never happened. 1/4 is not big enough, not maybe, not never, not no how. When I seperated the chain, I had anchored for a few minuets next to a freind to visit and complain about how the coasty's had cut me loose from my storm anchor to move me for the stink boat races while I was in town. When I went to raise it, it had apparently hung on some debris. so I sailed around on it trying to free it, Just as I was going to dive down and see what was happening, it came loose. When in my hands, the anchor was bent and several of the links had seperated at the weld. I wasn't surprised. I was the first mate on a 180 ton sailing research vessel and I work on 185 ton tug that pushes a 300 foot barge, so I know about load's, chain, line etc. I didn't read it in a graph put out by a company selling me an anchor or on the wall at west marine.
" Some are boat wise and some are other wise"
Last edited by Capt.aaron; 07-27-2012 at 03:13 PM.