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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   31 Minutes Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 770
Posted By windnrock
Re: Aluminum Anchors

Partial quote, PDQAltair - "The "local knowledge" statement is where we are left. The problem is that becomes full of myth, tradition, and stubbornness.

You idea is intriguing--that only though...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Hours Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 770
Posted By windnrock
Re: Aluminum Anchors

Like any test that has difficult controls it would have to take place over time with lots and lots of sets. That is how I have come to select the anchors I have. While the tests were not formal and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   13 Hours Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 770
Posted By windnrock
Re: Aluminum Anchors

Has Fortress considered tests with "more challenging" bottoms? It would be of interest to have tests conducted with shorter scopes as well. Because of the range of bottoms I experience in our...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   21 Hours Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 3,529
Posted By windnrock
Re: Rethinking Jacklines

Look at Downwind Marine Samson MLX - Dyneema-Polypropylene / Polyester - Double Braid - Competition Grade Rope - Cordage - Downwind Marine...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   1 Day Ago
Replies: 135
Views: 6,006
Posted By windnrock
Re: Rights during USCG Inspection.

Too many people afraid of things. When did this country get so scared? A big part of sailing, certainly open water is losing your fear. As with most things there is a price to pay for freedom and it...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   1 Day Ago
Replies: 135
Views: 6,006
Posted By windnrock
Re: Rights during USCG Inspection.

I suggest everyone read what is posted on the CG web site as well as Title 14 Cornell University has a good page https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/14

If you feel that this level of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Day Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 3,529
Posted By windnrock
Re: Rethinking Jacklines

Try a Double Braid Class II Stripping Cover splice, see http://www.samsonrope.com/Documents/Splice%20Instructions/DblBrd_C2_Stripping_Cover_WEB.pdf

For eye splicing 12 strand Dyneema a Brummell...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Day Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,446
Posted By windnrock
Re: Need suggestions for a wheelchair accessible catamaran

I don't know if this would be helpful. I saw this boat in Beaufort and it was pretty amazing. The owner is paralized from the waist down and had this boat designed for access. There is an elevator,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 3,529
Posted By windnrock
Re: Rethinking Jacklines

^Be careful, Smackdaddy might want to copy that idea...who knows, an entire new product line of ISAF approved micturating devices. Does that ball glow in the dark?

They do, but that's from...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   3 Days Ago
Replies: 135
Views: 6,006
Posted By windnrock
Re: Rights during USCG Inspection.

Canada is such a sensible country.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   3 Days Ago
Replies: 135
Views: 6,006
Posted By windnrock
Re: Rights during USCG Inspection.

Actually I don't get your point. Miami in the 80's? Prohibition? Dutch Caribbean? These have nothing to do with citizens rights. Prohibition was a huge mistake but it's over, the war on drugs...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   3 Days Ago
Replies: 135
Views: 6,006
Posted By windnrock
Re: Rights during USCG Inspection.

Inspections, like safety inspections should take place at a given point and time. To say that citizens should leave their rights behind because some people are smuggling in boats is not what the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   3 Days Ago
Replies: 135
Views: 6,006
Posted By windnrock
Re: Rights during USCG Inspection.

The Coast Guard is doing what it is told to do. Most of the time they do it as nicely as possible. Congress is the place to take complaints about Title 14 section 89 of the United States Code. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 3,529
Posted By windnrock
Re: Rethinking Jacklines

Being able to release the tack on an asymmetric quickly is essential for safety. We use trigger release snap shackles for that purpose. Generally we will take the sail in when the wind climbs, even...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 3,529
Posted By windnrock
Re: Rethinking Jacklines

Getting back to the Jackline/Harness/tether thing. Here are a couple of links. The first is a study that was completed in 1999 by The Sailing Foundation. While dated, it contains some good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 3,529
Posted By windnrock
Re: Rethinking Jacklines

I will look for this article but I seem to recall reading somewhere that the vast majority of man overboards in sailing vessels and consequently the possible precursor for a number of drownings was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 770
Posted By windnrock
Re: Aluminum Anchors

To recap what I said in my initial post: Steel is a good choice from a standpoint of weight as well as durability in rocky anchorages. Aluminum is good for handling and therefore ease of stowage. A...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 770
Posted By windnrock
Re: Aluminum Anchors

"...Just because Fortress came up with a few quid to sponsor a test on mud (a pivoting fluke anchor will always put up the highest maximums--undisputed fact--so it was a safe bet that they would look...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   5 Days Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 3,529
Posted By windnrock
Re: Rethinking Jacklines

GeorgeB - Yep, downhaul would be the same a a tack line, it pulls the Tacker down but is attached to the tack of the sail. I ease the downhaul/tackline and trim or bring in the sheet to get the clew...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   5 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 770
Posted By windnrock
Re: Aluminum Anchors

"b. Rocna failed embarrassingly in soft mud testing. No set in most cases, only one that would hold in a 15 knot breeze. Other scoop anchors did better. Just sayin' no anchor does everything...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   5 Days Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 3,529
Posted By windnrock
Re: Rethinking Jacklines

Interesting thought, I have never thought much about falling over the windward side. You are absolutely correct though, it would suck. I am pretty much the same thought as GeorgeB. High and dry,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   5 Days Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 3,529
Posted By windnrock
Re: Rethinking Jacklines

GeorgeB We have a GoPro, I should film this sometime. On our Asymmetric there are three points of control, the halyard, the downhaul which goes through a block on the bow up to the tack. It allows...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   5 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 770
Posted By windnrock
Re: Aluminum Anchors

I don;t know, the Bruce especially was temperamental in a lot of bottoms. I never cared much for a Delta we had and the CQR doesn't stack up to what the Rocna can do. We have used all these anchors...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   5 Days Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 3,529
Posted By windnrock
Re: Rethinking Jacklines

Taking in our asymmetric single handed I always release the clew at the bow and bring the sail behind the main. The down haul remains attached and is pulled together with the sheets. I pull a prussik...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   5 Days Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 3,529
Posted By windnrock
Re: Rethinking Jacklines

We use a couple of counter clockwise turns on one of our secondary winches with the furler line to maintain tension as we deploy the sail. I spent some time making sure the feed into the drum was...
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