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Search: Posts Made By: AlainPOIRAUD
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-18-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 22,190
Posted By AlainPOIRAUD
Well Craig, <O:p</O:p Instead of making as...

Well Craig,
<O:p</O:p
Instead of making as usual personal attacks, against Mr Photoshop - why do not publish an (plausible) explanation explaining the origin of this anchor in the Fieldays...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-18-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 22,190
Posted By AlainPOIRAUD
This photo has been taken yesterday at a big show...

This photo has been taken yesterday at a big show about an hour south of Auckland (in a town called Hamilton (Mystery Creek Showgrounds), it’s an agricultural/farming/boating show. It is called...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-17-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 22,190
Posted By AlainPOIRAUD
THE ROCNA KNOCK-OFF IS COPYING THE MANSON...

THE ROCNA KNOCK-OFF IS COPYING THE MANSON SUPREME..<O:p</O:p
<O:p
Our indiscreet camera , came unexpectedly upon this new version of the Rocna anchor..
<O:p
As you can obviously see, this Rocna...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-14-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 22,190
Posted By AlainPOIRAUD
Again and again and ALWAYS again!.. When...

Again and again and ALWAYS again!..

When your are not complaining about the Poiraud's anti-competition campain...

.. you are floging your dead horse against the MANSON SUPREME.

What is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 5,280
Posted By AlainPOIRAUD
Talking or why not the Northill one?? ...

or why not the Northill one??

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a5/POIRAUD/Norhill.jpg

Humm.. this one has been used a lot.. and should be regalvanised.. <TABLE class=fieldset cellSpacing=0...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 5,280
Posted By AlainPOIRAUD
After more than 10 years of experience with my...

After more than 10 years of experience with my “new untested overpriced toy”.. fortunately we have much more than two boats that have survived storms, hurricanes and even tsunamis.. If you request, I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 5,280
Posted By AlainPOIRAUD
<O:p</O:p The (1928) Chevrolet sedan, (1939),...

<O:p</O:p
The (1928) Chevrolet sedan, (1939), Plymouth </ST1:pbusiness coupe, (1950) Buick Super sedan, (1967) Pontiac </ST1:pGrand Prix convertible.. have all been wonderful cars, doing exactly...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-01-2007
Replies: 66
Views: 6,638
Posted By AlainPOIRAUD
Well, except that it is nearly impossible to find...

Well, except that it is nearly impossible to find a genuine Bruce to sell, as Bruce went out of the anchor market..

As usual,:) I fully agree with Craig’s comments “. I would upgrade the anchor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-01-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,506
Posted By AlainPOIRAUD
Does Size matter?

Hi Labatt..

Your question was about SIZE?? but you are talking only about WEIGHT : 45 lb Bruce... 44 lb Delta??

´If weight is important for the first phase of the setting process.. (not the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-17-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 4,979
Posted By AlainPOIRAUD
I do find it interesting that Alain, who says he...

I do find it interesting that Alain, who says he no longer has any interest in any anchor companies, would continue to post such vitriolic and petulant statements about another company's anchor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-17-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 4,979
Posted By AlainPOIRAUD
Talking It is quite surprising to note that after doing...

It is quite surprising to note that after doing so wonderful results..
West Marine decided to take the representation of.. the Manson SUPREME!!

It is also interesting to see the comments from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-05-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 3,399
Posted By AlainPOIRAUD
Hi Camaraderie, I fully understand your...

Hi Camaraderie,

I fully understand your answer.. but my post came as an answer to the comments from “Craig Smith” !<O:p</O:p
<O:p
John Harries and Phyllis Nickel of Morgan's Cloud...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-04-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 3,399
Posted By AlainPOIRAUD
http://www.caribbeansoul.us/feb2007d.htm

I'm not that sure that it will be a good thing to make your own test with products which have only a limited experience???..

For your information, read the report from s/v caribean soul on S/V...
Forum: Catalina 03-24-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 5,659
Posted By AlainPOIRAUD
Always The Same Fake Curve..

Once more Craig Rocna is publishing here (as it has been published on nearly ALL nautical forums) the same FAKE curve showing the (ROCNA MODIFIED) results.

By no way the Rocna was the first in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-24-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,835
Posted By AlainPOIRAUD
I have sucessfully done this quite often for my...

I have sucessfully done this quite often for my stern anchor using this kind of chain hook (for 10 mm chain):
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a5/POIRAUD/bloque-chaine_01.gif
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-08-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,037
Posted By AlainPOIRAUD
"just carry plenty and use more than you need!" ...

"just carry plenty and use more than you need!"

No, carry the right size and juste enough to avoid chaffing on the sea bottom, and then ROPE..

See the excellent Alain Fraysse's web page...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-29-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By AlainPOIRAUD
you can already order it on: ...

you can already order it on:

http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Anchoring-Handbook-Alain-Poiraud/dp/0071475087 (http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Anchoring-Handbook-Alain-Poiraud/dp/0071475087)

It is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-29-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By AlainPOIRAUD
I believe this is a very bad idea.. On my...

I believe this is a very bad idea..

On my own boat, I have modified it and it is now a RUM reserve with a capacity of 10 liters of rum..
...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-28-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By AlainPOIRAUD
Thanks for your clever question.. I don't believe...

Thanks for your clever question.. I don't believe the book is biased at all, as my co-authors and the editor, would never allow me to do that.. ;) and next point, if I will always remain the designer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-28-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 3,189
Posted By AlainPOIRAUD
What about Brasil?? Brasil is a great...

What about Brasil??

Brasil is a great country.. If Salvador de Bahia and its huge bay is one possibility, there is another one, the Bahia of Ilha Grande and Angra dos Reis, with more that 365...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-27-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By AlainPOIRAUD
The complete anchoring hand book..

I'm very pleased to inform the beginners (and the old salt too) that my book « THE COMPLETE ANCHORING HANDBOOK “ will be released soon:

Please have a look at « THE COMPLETE ANCHORING HANDBOOK...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 4,884
Posted By AlainPOIRAUD
Hi Webb, very pleased to read your post and I...

Hi Webb, very pleased to read your post and I will go direct to your Web page too..

Alain Poiraud, (the designer of your Spade anchor.)
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-15-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 812
Posted By AlainPOIRAUD
Learning to anchor..

in a very simple way:

see "anchoring process" on

http://www.spade-anchor.com/Site%20anglais/US/anchoring.htm
Forum: Living Aboard 04-15-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 5,859
Posted By AlainPOIRAUD
Lavac the best..

1°) A "LAVAC" too - I've had one in use for 13 years..
2°) A chemical one : Porti-potta
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-01-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,487
Posted By AlainPOIRAUD
YES and.. NO.. Any anchor will be the most...

YES and.. NO..

Any anchor will be the most efficient with an horizontal pullling rode..
which means an infinite lenght..

As soon as the line is shortened.. the efficiency will be reduced:...
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