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Old 23 September 2004, 10:26   #31
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Fort William are independent as stated above.
Sorry a little misunderstanding on my part
so you are independent but not a club & Fort William is a club
oh well that makes two of us then I think
unless someone knows different.
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Old 23 September 2004, 10:32   #32
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Yeah, FW are an independent club but we are in Oban as independent divers although some of the FW group come on trips on our boat.
I used to be BSAC (and SSAC before that) but the local club is pretty poor so didn't join when I moved here 3 years ago.
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Old 23 September 2004, 16:14   #33
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'Top Tip' when diving from an anchored boat

Make sure your anchor is NOT permanently fixed to your boat. Instead put a large float on the end of the anchor line (I use an empty 5 litre plastic bottle).

If the divers cannot return to the boat, or get into difficulty away from the boat, you may have to go get them. Instead of messing around hauling up the anchor while they float away into the distance, you can leave the anchor where it is and come back for it AFTER recovering the divers.

I'm sure more than a few anchors have been lost by not having a floaty bit on the end (although it makes for a good 'search and recovery' exercise for your next dive!)


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Old 23 September 2004, 18:11   #34
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I personally never anchor the boat when diving, if diving a shot then even if the boat is clipped on there is a large 50lt bouy at the top and the boat can be freed just by unclipping the painter.
Diving from an anchored boat where the anchor can't be dumped by just unclipping is not recommended in case a diver surfaces in difficulties and seconds count getting there.
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Old 24 September 2004, 04:06   #35
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We Never anchor the Boat. It remains with engine running as RB says in case of the emergency when second count. Always leave the shot with a highly visible "Blob" as a "Reference" point when wreck diving and Divers always used FSMB's for drift diving.


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Old 24 September 2004, 06:07   #36
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anchoring whilst diving

We used to anchor by the painter if we wanted to stay on station waiting for divers to surface, the disadvantage of this is the painter is "outboard" of the boat. You end up having to do some acorbatics to reach it which also wastes valuable time.

Leaving the painter tied to/through a life line or handle so as to be handy can lead to these items being pulled off so isnt a good idea.

A better working solution was to have a leader 2-3 metres of line (different colour or identified somehow tied to the internal D ring (usually in anchor locker if your RIB has one) with a clip of suitable load spliced on. This can then be easily recovered without having to hang off the bow.
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Old 24 September 2004, 06:21   #37
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I think as a general concept the ability to quickly drop the anchor and line is a good thing.
My anchor is attached to a cleat on the foredeck and lead overboard via an opening fairlead. We also keep a fender in the bow so if we have to move in a hurry the line comes of the cleat and onto the fender and over it goes. Incidentally, I have two anchors so donít feel venerable leaving one behind. Des
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