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Old 19-05-2008, 08:57   #1
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Innovative New Anchor Design

The secret couldn't be kept long. Catalina Yachts has come out with a new, innovative anchor design. It's great for the "armchair" sailor, as it has a dual purpose:

**This new anchor design dragged down the harbor today...

PS: The photo of the sky was taken yesterday when a front came through. Very sinister clouds... just shared it for fun.
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Old 19-05-2008, 10:49   #2
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I was anchored in Marine Stadium in Miami. A powerboat anchored in front me. After a while they looked like they were closer, so I kept an eye on them. Sure enough they were dragging. I called out to them to beware. The owner looked for a couple of minutesm and realized he was dragging.

He fired up, and when he brought in his anchor a huge aluminum rectanglur frame was entangled. They were drifing over my anchor, and he tried to shake the frame off his anchor. I yelled out not to drop it on my rode. He pulled it up, and drove off with it still attatched, and hitting the water, and hull.....LOLOLOLOL
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Old 19-05-2008, 13:54   #3
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Wow that is an angry looking sky. What did it bring in the end?
I have anchored myself to a large underwater cable. I think it was communications, not power. But it was on the wrong side of the bay, so I suspect someone else had dragged it there. a little disconcerting when a large cable comes up with the anchor.
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There are few things more fun than dropping the hook, then pulling up an even better quality anchor than the one you dropped. This happened in Santa Cruz. Dropped a Danforth, hooked a line, and pulled up a CQR when I left.
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There are few things more fun than dropping the hook, then pulling up an even better quality anchor than the one you dropped. This happened in Santa Cruz. Dropped a Danforth, hooked a line, and pulled up a CQR when I left.
That brings a whole new meaning to dragging (up a new) anchor.
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Since it was on Kittiwake, sailing off the anchor, and pulling by hand, I think I earned it. Need to find a few more anchorages. I still need some gear
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