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Search: Posts Made By: dquack
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-24-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 9,153
Posted By dquack
Anchor Spring Line

Cameraderie,

I was going to get some other sources, but when I went to just "Google" and typed in "Anchor Spring Line", there were so many references to Anchor Spring Lines, that it seemed...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-23-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 9,153
Posted By dquack
Anchor Spring Line

I checked on my poor memory to make sure...

This is a copy taken directly from a section of a page from another source. Not sure of the author,

"ANCHOR SPRING LINES:

Often, you anchor where...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2008
Replies: 119
Views: 10,766
Posted By dquack
Rocna

Thanks Sd,
That makes sense. After all I've seen and read I expect it will be my primary anchor. The 20 sounds right.

Don
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2008
Replies: 119
Views: 10,766
Posted By dquack
Rocna and Pudgy

SD,
I haven't totally decided yet. I think I saw you have one??

What size and what do you think?

Pudgy,

Yes I've been to the factory. Spent a day with the designer. Compared to what they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2008
Replies: 119
Views: 10,766
Posted By dquack
Davits

Davits really scare me. A large following sea can rip your stern apart and you may lose the dinghy. I have been pooped before, severely. Davits would have been the end of me.
For Ocean Sailing, I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2008
Replies: 1,389
Views: 71,349
Posted By dquack
Holystones

SD,
Because when you are using them you are on your knees like you are praying.

Don
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2008
Replies: 1,389
Views: 71,349
Posted By dquack
Holystones

SD

Because when they are used you are on your knees like you are praying.

Don
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2008
Replies: 119
Views: 10,766
Posted By dquack
Rocna

Sorry for the delay. I was out sailing.

After I get the Portland Pudgy, my next purchase will be a Rocna. It will in all probability become my primary anchor.

I have a heavy older Pearson 33...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-23-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 9,153
Posted By dquack
Anchoring

Just to add a little to what has turned out to be on of the best threads I've read.

The line from the winch out to the Rode attached with a Rolling Hitch (or Icicle Hitch) is a "Spring Line" In...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,699
Posted By dquack
Safety meeting

I think you are doing a great job. So few sailors have a prepared well thought out speach, and don't cover things until its too late. As time passes, you will become better and better at it and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2008
Replies: 77
Views: 5,215
Posted By dquack
Cob

COB MOB POB,
Whatever you want to call it.

I've been following this thread with interest, but been reluctant to jump in.
I guess I should offer a couple of things;

1)We found that stopping...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,549
Posted By dquack
Cape Horn

I have a Cape Horn on my pearson 33. I love it. I've sailed just over 3,000 miles with it in the last 5 years and it is really tough. By far the simplest and most robust design. I carefully looked at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2008
Replies: 119
Views: 10,766
Posted By dquack
Anchors

Really?
I'm looking for a new Rocna!

DQ
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2008
Replies: 119
Views: 10,766
Posted By dquack
Anchors

Hi Sd,
I have actually got five anchors aboard. Two Danforth types 1 @ 45Lbs and 1 @ 35 lbs, one 44 lb Bruce, one 45 Lb plow, and a Storm Anchor (yachtsmans type). I don't count the two grapnel type...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2008
Replies: 119
Views: 10,766
Posted By dquack
Anchoring

Thanks a lot guys,
I'm really learning here.
I can see your point. I have sailed mostly in the Pacific and Sea of Cortez for the last 15 yrs. Those anchorages are rarely crowded. It honestly never...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-22-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 11,092
Posted By dquack
South on the ICW

rvrdgn,
First of all my suggestion is that you sail your boat. How many opportunities do you get to do a long trip by sail? Don't miss out.

I sailed the route between NYC and the Chesapeake South...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2008
Replies: 119
Views: 10,766
Posted By dquack
Bahamian Moor

Hi Guys,

First of all, I have read several of your posts and you obviously have a wealth of sailing knowwledge and I want you to know that I am aware of that fact. That said:

I guess I am...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2008
Replies: 119
Views: 10,766
Posted By dquack
Anchoring Etiquette

SailingDog

Ya got me. Good Point.

I knew there was a reason I got up at all hours while anchored.

I will just have to anchor so that my swing doesn't intercept others and keep watch for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2008
Replies: 119
Views: 10,766
Posted By dquack
Bahamian Moor

Hi Sailingdog,
I'm confused. If I set up my Bahamian Moor outside of the swinging circle of all other boats in the anchorage, how will any of them swing into me?

Sometimes when the anchorage is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2008
Replies: 119
Views: 10,766
Posted By dquack
Thread Title

Just a thought, but would a better title for this thread be;

If you don"t know how to anchor....Practice!

Mooring Balls are ruining our anchoring skills.

Don
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2008
Replies: 119
Views: 10,766
Posted By dquack
Dragging/Swinging at anchor

There is probably a formulas for determining your swing, but to see it in real life and figure it out is difficult. You almost never know how much scope the other guy has out and they are usually not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 5,023
Posted By dquack
Singlehanding

regarding tethers and harnesses (Beating a dead horse?):

I was speaking about how to set up a boat. When you use your Safety gear is a matter of personal choice. In the past year I sailed a lot,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,413
Posted By dquack
Anchors/Windage

There are simple formulas to calculate the windage a boat creates in steady wind-Bow-on with the perfect holding.

That is not what you buy an anchor for.
Your anchoring system has to hold during...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2008
Replies: 1,389
Views: 71,349
Posted By dquack
Fishing Vessel

I'm going to have to say D on this one. Sailing vessels can fish, some fishing vessels use other things than nets, The lights shown can be different than those used by...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-20-2008
Replies: 1,389
Views: 71,349
Posted By dquack
Dock

Wow the trivia master!
Yes my understanding is that a boat's Dock is the area of water it takes up when tied to a pier or wharf. A dock is water.


Looking at rules again on last question.

One...
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