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Old 26-06-2013, 20:45   #106
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This is getting good!!!
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Old 26-06-2013, 21:02   #107
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This is getting good!!!

i was skipping to the end to say the very same thing...
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Old 30-06-2013, 18:12   #108
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This may be unrelated, but today I was sailing in Lake pontchartrain in southeast Louisiana. The winds were strong and I had the main up when a sudden stronger gust came and 10 or so of the plastic sluggs broke free. They are sewn in so I am unsure on how to replace them. I am sure there is an easy way but I wanted to check with some more experienced sailors because I am a step below an amature.

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Old 30-06-2013, 18:58   #109
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Hey Boatman -
Can I borrow some butter?
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Well a 13# danforth and a 11 to one scope is good, & considered a remedy for not moving. Plus I would never be that close to another boat... If you anchor within 50' -75' of another vessel you deserve to be hit.... Just saying
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So you know...
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Old 30-06-2013, 19:34   #112
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Too many people have your attitude. But if you persist and do anchor around here with a scope approaching 12, your anchoring neighbors are going to drop their anchors such that yours will quickly become an entangled mess.

Most of the people that I find in anchorages do not share your pompous, self righteous, screw you buddy attitude!

And though it is your anchor, if you bang into my boat you will damned well pay for damages one way or the other!
So you know... I DONT CARE about my neighbors boat unless it starts moving toward mine & I never park so close that I cant go naked in my cockpit , & unless you like looking. rolling eyes. Dont anchor near mine...
FYI I now have a 33# Bruce plow for my 27' boat and still use a 10-1
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Old 30-06-2013, 19:47   #113
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Re: Leaving Your Boat at Anchor on a Windy Day

are there special flags for the anchorage hogs so we know who the are?
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Old 30-06-2013, 21:36   #114
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You anchored with a scope of almost 12 with a crappy anchor???

In our crowded harbors that tactic would infuriate your anchoring neighbors. Time to consider others and a new anchor.
Uhhh...six feet of water under the keel and four feet of freeboard is ten feet.
And 20 feet of chain and 50 feet of rode is 70 feet. And 70 divided by 10 is 7.

Seven to one is supposed to be the golden ratio. Are y'all are just smacking on AW about being an anchorage hog because you can?
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You anchored with a scope of almost 12 with a crappy anchor???

In our crowded harbors that tactic would infuriate your anchoring neighbors. Time to consider others and a new anchor.
Apart from an unnecessarily unfriendly post, I suggest you check your ability to calculate (is it perhaps your lack of basic arithmetic or lack of basic knowledge on how to determine how much scope)? Perhaps you haven't heard of "freeboard" ... no, not where you get to stay somewhere for free.

Just how did you get to a scope of "almost 12"? Now where's my popcorn?
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