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Old 18 April 2014, 06:25   #21
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Nah too easy!
Get back on yer ride on lawnmower man.
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Old 18 April 2014, 14:10   #22
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isnt a sea anchor designed to slow your drift? and what if you never drift IN, only OUT?
No need to worry about the rocks, cliffs or beach in that direction.........
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Old 19 April 2014, 08:12   #23
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Get back on yer ride on lawnmower man.
lawnmower man? me?

I'll have you know I'm senior management here, there's no way you'll get me on menial tasks like...

oh, hang on I'll finish this later, the bins need emptying
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the bins need emptying
Our 'management' positions appear include similar tasks.
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I have a 4.2m SIB and carry 300ft (90+ meters) of anchor line. I just flake it into a milk crate. 4.5 meters of chain just sets on top of the rope, and my danforth slides into the milk crate where it is held securely. Works excellently!

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Personally, I think Festinghouse is on the right track.

Depends on what you're doing, but for overnighting, you want scope. I'd say his 3:1 suggestion to be on the low side - most cruising sites (granted, for larger boats) recommend 7:1 for overnighting. A second anchor would be added safety, but also means that much more line (and you guys are already balking at a single 7:1 rode.)

For lunch, I find a 2.5 to 3:1 scope fine in calmish weather (less if staying on the boat.)

My primary hook is a Danforth knock-off with 15 feet of oversize chain, plus 400 feet of rode. I carry a second hook (Bruce knock-off) with 15 feet of chain and a 200' rode. I have another 200' line with no ground tackle I can push into service as well.

Re: anchoring from bow and stern: I wouldn't do this unless I was sure swell and wind wasn't going to swap direction. If the boat ends up anything but bow-to, it could get ugly pretty quickly.

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