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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-13-2003
Replies: 12
Views: 9,000
Posted By feprice
single handed anchoring?

Having the anchor line flaked down on deck while motoring seems like pretty risky business to me. I''ve heard of more than one boat ending as a total loss after the engine was stopped by line in the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-27-2003
Replies: 329
Views: 43,823
Posted By feprice
Celestial Navigation? Forget it!

I wonder what would be the liability of a skipper who ran on the rocks with injury/death to crew after several days of dead reckoning because his GPS had crapped out and he had elected to leave his...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-27-2003
Replies: 57
  anchors
Views: 10,167
Posted By feprice
anchors

Danforth -- if the bottom''s not weedy.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-14-2002
Replies: 329
Views: 43,823
Posted By feprice
Celestial Navigation? Forget it!

Come on you guys. What''s all this either/or crap? GPSs are so cheap and sextants so fundamental, why would a serious offshore sailor be without both? I''m not an offshore sailor and don''t own a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-06-2002
Replies: 30
Views: 8,296
Posted By feprice
Anchor Tests

I''ve tried using a swivel a couple of times when anchoring with two anchors: shackled the two rodes to the swivel and a stopper over the roller from the swivel; lowered the swivel to a depth well...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-06-2002
Replies: 30
Views: 8,296
Posted By feprice
Anchor Tests

Seems to me that types and techniques of using ground tackle are pretty geographic-specific. My first boat was a Catalina 30 on the Columbia River (Portland, Ore). In that area a 20-22 lb Danforth...
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