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Search: Posts Made By: Craig Smith
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-10-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,518
Posted By Craig Smith
Re: Ground Tackle for an O'day 35

Just one note; if you do ever use the 1/2" chain, it should for optimal effect be attached to the anchor, not behind the 5/16". Heavier weight does more good closer to the anchor. (The only reason...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-20-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,551
Posted By Craig Smith
Re: Photos: South Georgia Island, [yet more] great pics...

Thanks all for the comments, much appreciated!

Blue Water Sailing has the print version out now (September issue). Check it out.

That's for the Americans of course, Sailing Today (UK) did their...
Forum: Cruising Videos 07-10-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,469
Posted By Craig Smith
Arrow At anchor in 60 knot winds: "Kiwi Roa" visiting South Georgia Island

At anchor in 60 knot winds: "Kiwi Roa" visiting South Georgia Island (Vimeo)

From the photo journal for South Georgia Island, a video of Kiwi Roa sitting out wind "bullets" of about 60 knots at...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-10-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,551
Posted By Craig Smith
Arrow Photos: South Georgia Island, [yet more] great pics...

Regulars will remember our photos from Antarctica (http://www.petersmith.net.nz/photos/antarctica-1.php), Patagonia (http://www.petersmith.net.nz/photos/patagonia-1.php), and the Falklands...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-22-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,164
Posted By Craig Smith
Bit of an anchoring epic there Michael. ...

Bit of an anchoring epic there Michael.

Peter and I anchored alone in Olla a few years ago. I rowed ashore with the shorelines, and still remember looking back out to the center of the bay where...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-22-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,225
Posted By Craig Smith
Arrow Just bouncing this with an update to our...

Just bouncing this with an update to our Falklands journal.

Kiwi Roa is still in Stanley and has done a little more cruising around the islands, and a few new photos have been added.

Some old...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-16-2011
Replies: 214
Views: 28,026
Posted By Craig Smith
Both.

Both.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-15-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,119
Posted By Craig Smith
Two to Tandem: Maximizing Holding Power by Tandem...

Two to Tandem: Maximizing Holding Power by Tandem Anchoring (http://www.petersmith.net.nz/boat-anchors/tandem-anchoring.php)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-15-2011
Replies: 214
Views: 28,026
Posted By Craig Smith
Arrow This is the graph that seems to irritate the...

This is the graph that seems to irritate the competition:
www.rocna.com/rocna-world/rock-solid-test-results/

The data is from the original main SAIL graph, which is here:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-14-2011
Replies: 89
Views: 7,217
Posted By Craig Smith
Hartley, you need to talk to Rocna. On your 2nd...

Hartley, you need to talk to Rocna. On your 2nd question, no, there is no requirement.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-14-2011
Replies: 89
Views: 7,217
Posted By Craig Smith
Hartley, that is untrue. Rocna use a fully RINA...

Hartley, that is untrue. Rocna use a fully RINA certified facility for such anchors which is located in China. If you wish to purchase for example a $20K 275 kg stainless steel Rocna and your naval...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-13-2011
Replies: 89
Views: 7,217
Posted By Craig Smith
Melrna I will try to address your Qs but it...

Melrna I will try to address your Qs but it should be made clear I don't represent Rocna Ltd, and also that several of the topical issues are pending resolutions in ways that mean I am going to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-13-2011
Replies: 89
Views: 7,217
Posted By Craig Smith
Ah, with just a little research SD... :) ...

Ah, with just a little research SD... :)

Anchor complement - a bunch of you-know-what, four last time I looked: About “Kiwi Roa” (http://www.petersmith.net.nz/about/kiwiroa.php)

Sailing:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-13-2011
Replies: 89
Views: 7,217
Posted By Craig Smith
Arrow Hello. I am not Rocna, I am the son of it's...

Hello. I am not Rocna, I am the son of it's designer and was involved in its original development.


The most serious issue recently was an allegation made by an ex-employee of Rocna Ltd, who...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,225
Posted By Craig Smith
Arrow Hmmn, it's been a while but Kiwi Roa once spent a...

Hmmn, it's been a while but Kiwi Roa once spent a bit of time in the frame of that picture. The motor down the East River from Long Island Sound and up the Hudson 100 meters off the Manhattan...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,225
Posted By Craig Smith
Thanks for the comments...

Thanks for the comments...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-21-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,225
Posted By Craig Smith
Arrow Photos: Staten Island Patagonia & The Falklands, [yet more] pics...

Regulars will remember our photos from Antarctica (http://www.petersmith.net.nz/photos/antarctica-1.php) and Chilean and Argentine Patagonia (http://www.petersmith.net.nz/photos/patagonia-1.php) from...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-21-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By Craig Smith
Arrow Others with extensive high latitudes sailing...

Others with extensive high latitudes sailing experience with web presences are
- the Dashews, www.setsail.com
- John Harries, www.morganscloud.com

The link to the Antarctica photo journal above...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 5,560
Posted By Craig Smith
Most folk want an anchor that holds onto the mud,...

Most folk want an anchor that holds onto the mud, it's a principle design feature :)

You can't hot dip galvanize something hollow and enclosed, it'll blow apart. Stainless models are capped, but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 5,560
Posted By Craig Smith
Arrow It works precisely as well as it did in 1933,...

It works precisely as well as it did in 1933, just like everything else dating from that period.


Anchors don't (shouldn't) require skill and experience to operate, beyond choosing an appropriate...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-19-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 5,560
Posted By Craig Smith
Arrow Rocna recommends sizes appropriate per a certain...

Rocna recommends sizes appropriate per a certain criteria and based on test data as outlined on their website. If you consider the criteria inapplicable to you then you don't have to to follow it....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-04-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 5,560
Posted By Craig Smith
Arrow This is the same magazine that concluded a CQR is...

This is the same magazine that concluded a CQR is better than a Delta because a 35 lb CQR outperformed a 22 lb Delta by a small margin in one of their tests?

The same magazine that re-writes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-25-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 5,081
Posted By Craig Smith
Duly wished :) But of course it ain't about...

Duly wished :)

But of course it ain't about luck, as you're no doubt aware already, and doing the research for yourself means you're already ahead of the pack!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-23-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 5,081
Posted By Craig Smith
What Manson? They do five or so copies. If you...

What Manson? They do five or so copies. If you mean their Rocna copy -
About the Manson Supreme Anchor (http://www.petersmith.net.nz/boat-anchors/manson-supreme-anchor.php)
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 12-21-2010
Replies: 47
Views: 3,673
Posted By Craig Smith
Ah, but it's their mothers' ability to sleep...

Ah, but it's their mothers' ability to sleep soundly that's far more important...
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