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Old 13-01-2010, 16:12   #16
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Penelope - Thanks, that helps!

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Old 13-01-2010, 16:52   #17
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I got rid of the CQR and bought a Delta. We dragged often with the CQR but not with the Delta. Also, I don't have to worry about crushing my thumb anymore.
Ditto! (except I've never crushed my thumb)
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Old 13-01-2010, 21:21   #18
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Ditto! (except I've never crushed my thumb)
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Old 13-01-2010, 22:14   #19
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I bought a Fortress FX-33 as a 'spare' for Layla some time ago and have not even assembled it yet - It seems to have two different fluke angles possible; for 'generic' use around SE US and Northern Bahamas/Abacos, which one of these angles is recommended?

Also, do you keep the Fortress assembled full time? If so, where do you store it so it's ready to use on short notice as Cheechako mentioned?

Not meaning to steal the thread of course thought it is related enough...

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Hey my Pleasure. Anchor drills are just as important as field dressing a weapon. It will be ready to use when you need it most semper fi did I just say that ? oh well once a Jarhead Always a Jarhead . A prudent Mariner constantly monitors the conditons, and acts accordingly think its time to reef ?? Reef heck put in two its easier to take one out than put one in. Anchoring is the same feel like you may need another? Get it out now! It will be good practice if you end up not having to use it. I have posted these two photos .My FX-37 in the bag in the closet the bag contains 18 inch pieces of fire hose for chafe protection the FX-37 two 9/16ths wrenches a spare clip 3spare bolts and nuts, shackle with safety wire ready to use. the other photo is of my FX-55 ,Shackle with wire ready to use two 3/4 wrenches zip tied to shank (not in view)
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"Holy cow sounds like a close one. Also sounds like the Delta was doing its Job. What size was it. What size Fortress did you use? "
It was an FX 37 as I remember. RIgged and ready to go on the fordeck stancion. The Delta was a....55 lb sound right? it was the biggest short of 75 lb anyway.. whatever that one is... Once I got it on board it was a big Clay ball.... couldnt even see the anchor much... took a while to clean it off! Oh, I forgot to mention this happened at 6 am and I was out at the wheel in my skivvies! The rain was blowing sideways so hard I couldnt keep my eyes open... just had to blink to see...... Damn cruising is fun!
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Old 21-01-2010, 21:12   #21
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"Holy cow sounds like a close one. Also sounds like the Delta was doing its Job. What size was it. What size Fortress did you use? "
It was an FX 37 as I remember. RIgged and ready to go on the fordeck stancion. The Delta was a....55 lb sound right? it was the biggest short of 75 lb anyway.. whatever that one is... Once I got it on board it was a big Clay ball.... couldnt even see the anchor much... took a while to clean it off! Oh, I forgot to mention this happened at 6 am and I was out at the wheel in my skivvies! The rain was blowing sideways so hard I couldnt keep my eyes open... just had to blink to see...... Damn cruising is fun!
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We use delta. Like fortress /danforth but the last couple I had buried so deep in storms they bent the flukes getting them up. Read that article where guy lost boat in fiji islands. Broke 2 snubbers then rode , but delta didn't drag in hurricane. The only time we dragged was on bohicket creek in SC. Locals call bottom ploof (sp?) Mud. Seems to be liquid at top gaining viscosity as you get deeper and deeper in mud. Didn't drag much and took long time of 4kt current and gale winds
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