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Old 30-11-2013, 04:56   #1
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QCR and ????

my 45# QCR works good in sand, and mud. not so much when set on an old crab pot....
but for the bottom types where a QCR does not shine, whats a good complement? i was thinking about a massive fortress for my secondary anchor, maybe an fx-85. i think i could disassemble the entire anchor, and store it in my windlass locker... but thats not a huge deal, i could hang an anchor just as easy.

i have a danforth for a stern anchor, and yesterday morning it took me a long time to get it unhooked...

so is a fortress, or danforth the best for where the QCR is not?
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Re: QCR and ????

I thought you planned on making your own? A bigger and improved Scoobert designed anchor out of stainless.
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Old 30-11-2013, 05:12   #3
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I thought you were going to make your own? A bigger and improved Soobert designed anchor out of stainless.
time. i just have none. i had to bury a few projects so i can get more done next year. i made a list, making my own anchor was written off the list. i need to finish this boat, so i can sell it and get my next project boat. i realized how much i love the repair of old boats, that i want to do it again, at least one more time, prior to our world tour.
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Old 30-11-2013, 05:18   #4
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My experience is cqr does okay in sand if really set down on hard. 45 lbs is on the small side for your boat. Fortress is great in mud and sand but doesn't like hard shifts in direction though it will hold usually. 65 lb or up Manson Rocna or spade would be a good choice as a primary. Proper sized chain like 200 feet or so would be a good choice too
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Old 30-11-2013, 05:21   #5
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Re: QCR and ????

well i think my windless is made for 3/8 the 5/16 keeps slipping when i bring it up.
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Is it slipping like a clutch or jumping as in hard skip like a bad bike chain. Mine will skip if I don't keep a good 30 percent engaged on the gypsy.
Mine is due to a bad design. I can adjust the clutch so it slips before I lock the motor up and burn the windings.
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Old 30-11-2013, 05:27   #7
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the chain will actually jump. it covers 90 degrees of the drum.
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Buy a short length of 3/8 bb and see if it fits in the gypsy. If it lays in nice you know what works. Maybe there are stamped markings on the gyp that could tell you what it's designed for. I like 3/8 for my 31000 lbs. I have 5/16 as second anchor chain and 40 feet of stainless 3/8 with 3 strand in the bilge for a kedge or that ohh **** moment.
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Old 30-11-2013, 05:36   #9
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next year once i rebuild my boomkin, i am putting a poontoon boat windlass on there. they can haul 200# and if i place it correctly, i can have 3' of chain with it. will work great to keep the deck tidy, and should be a nice stern anchor setup.
maybe a stockless for a primary?
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