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Old 18 March 2011, 00:18   #11
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Originally Posted by Mollers View Post
When in the sh*t, the anchor is the 1st line of defence.
And often, the last as well. I can remember more than a few occasions when the ground tackle kept a disabled boat on the water as opposed to in the surf line.


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Old 18 March 2011, 11:46   #12
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The longer the line or scope the better yes i would agree,

what you have to remind yourself though is that when most of the ratio's were calculated they were not looking at the prospect of fast planing hulled craft which dident exist back in in those days, but at heavy displacement sailing boats with the thought of anchoring with a gale or storm in mind using old admiralty (popeye) type anchors ,and not the high hold anchors of today ,

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Old 18 March 2011, 20:58   #13
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the length of rope required is usally 3 metres shorter, than the rope you have.....
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I found this an interesting article about anchors and anchoring its also based on practical experience. It’s quite an interesting blog to follow (if you like that sort of thing)
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i have 30 meters of heavy chain, and 100 meters of 10mm chain..
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Originally Posted by dougal_22 View Post
i have 30 meters of heavy chain, and 100 meters of 10mm chain..
That must make your 3m+ Valiant chug a bit getting on the plane

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