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Search: Posts Made By: 29 cascadefixer
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 706
Posted By 29 cascadefixer
Boat Surveyors-

I bought a sailboat 12 years ago, using the services of a Marine Surveyor recommended to me by the Boat Dealer as being reputable. The boat surveyed ok except for cosmetic details,keel needed...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-29-2002
Replies: 30
Views: 7,746
Posted By 29 cascadefixer
Anchor Tests

Howdy Dennis- Say, checked out the Prices of the Spade anchor at a couple sites- WOW - they are pricey. Double the price of a common Bruce or CQR. They got a pretty orange blade on ''em. Looks like...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-24-2002
Replies: 30
Views: 7,746
Posted By 29 cascadefixer
Anchor Tests

tsenator, sir !!
Just out of curiosity,what kind of bottom was your anchor set in,and how hard was it to haul it out of the bottom ?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-23-2002
Replies: 30
Views: 7,746
Posted By 29 cascadefixer
Anchor Tests

Okay- drop it it sets. I''ll bow to your experience.It sounds like you feel secure with it. Also I notice that you keep two other types ready at hand.Thats a good idea also, I think. Its always...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-23-2002
Replies: 30
Views: 7,746
Posted By 29 cascadefixer
Anchor Tests

OOPS- sorry. Meant to say, " If setting the first TRY is your only requirement"--in the first line...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-23-2002
Replies: 30
Views: 7,746
Posted By 29 cascadefixer
Anchor Tests

Yes Dennis --if setting is your only requirement.According to the Vic-Maui 2000 anchor study, Bruce did set 97% of the time first try. BUT, it only held less of the loads the Danforth style anchors...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-20-2002
Replies: 30
Views: 7,746
Posted By 29 cascadefixer
Anchor Tests

Haven''t really sat down and packed it all into my Brain pan. But it seemed to be well conducted with several witnesses, including a Naval officer. From what I could gather,it just proved that you...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-19-2002
Replies: 30
Views: 7,746
Posted By 29 cascadefixer
Anchor Tests

Are you referring to the tests I posted about ?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-19-2002
Replies: 27
Views: 3,403
Posted By 29 cascadefixer
New ( ? ) idea on anchoring

Well- guess we''ve taken this thread to ROCK BOTTOM--HEHEHEHEHHE.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2002
Replies: 11
Views: 1,168
Posted By 29 cascadefixer
9/19: National Talk Like a Pirate Day

"Harhar! She''s a fine fat Brigatine, me scurvey bilge rats- double shot the guns"
"Well shot,Scum ! Ye gutted her proper"!
"Board and bleed the Lousy weaklings, Swine"!
"The WENCHES are MINE,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-17-2002
Replies: 27
Views: 3,403
Posted By 29 cascadefixer
New ( ? ) idea on anchoring

Thank you again. I had thought of diving to check on the anchor, but sometimes the water temperature in the Great Lakes is VERY cold. I went wading in Lake Superior one time and my feet ached after a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-16-2002
Replies: 27
Views: 3,403
Posted By 29 cascadefixer
New ( ? ) idea on anchoring

Well Thankee for the input ! I was hoping for an easy answer for anchoring in rock. Perhaps a Kevlar bag attached to the anchor rode filled with rocks collected on site. 3 -4 hundred pounds of ''em...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-16-2002
Replies: 27
Views: 3,403
Posted By 29 cascadefixer
New ( ? ) idea on anchoring

Now ya got me. Lake Superior shoreline is covered with, I believe, their called glacial rocks. Fist sized, double fist sized, some as big as your head. I made an assumption that these would extend...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-10-2002
Replies: 13
Views: 3,802
Posted By 29 cascadefixer
Binoculars

Thanks for all the input. Without it I probably would have forgone the compass, silly me. The Fujis'' and the Bushnells both sound good. The Fujis'' were recommended by West Marine. Say, I''m...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-10-2002
Replies: 27
Views: 3,403
Posted By 29 cascadefixer
New ( ? ) idea on anchoring

Thank you all for the replies and PATIENCE. I just now read the posts on anchoring previous to my post and saw sentinals covered pretty thoroughly. My conclusions-- get a plow, a Danforth, and a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2002
Replies: 13
Views: 3,802
Posted By 29 cascadefixer
Binoculars

Do any of you have a preference for a certain brand or size of a pair of binocs. I want to buy a pair that are of good quality, price is of some concern , but will stretch the budget for a good...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-05-2002
Replies: 27
Views: 3,403
Posted By 29 cascadefixer
New ( ? ) idea on anchoring

Sorry to all of ya for not being more explicit! I meant that the containers would be filled with WET cement and allowed to harden. They would be attached to the anchor chain or the rode probably a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-02-2002
Replies: 27
Views: 3,403
Posted By 29 cascadefixer
New ( ? ) idea on anchoring

Thanks for the replies. Didn''t know about so-called angels. Just had a thought, thought I''d post it. I''ll continue to work on it.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-31-2002
Replies: 27
Views: 3,403
Posted By 29 cascadefixer
New ( ? ) idea on anchoring

I had a thought on increasing holding power of ground tackle.It''s a modification to the age old technique of attaching a weight to the chain ahead of the anchor. If a person were to fill plastic...
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