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Old 14-05-2009, 05:52   #106
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As I recall, John Henry had a 30-pound hammer ("I'm swinging 30 pounds from my hips on down."

But that hammer was the death of him, Lord, Lord.

I'm gonna be the first to leave this quote alone, but it was very, very hard, Oh Lord, oh Lord...


Here's to swimmin' with bowlegged women!
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Been out of INTERNET coverage for a bit, but just want to also vote No on the anchor buoy markers. Just another problem as few people actually know how to set a line so it actually shows where the anchor is. Ideally, the "scope" on the market is near 1:1 and that is just not realistic in most anchoring locations I deal with as they vary extremely in depth over a small area. These steep fall offs result in people keeping a fixed market length resulting in a market being significantly out of location or actually under the water doing no good at all and contributing to potential problems for all boats including the one who "marked" their anchor. I do know of one boater who ran over the market line and fouled their prop while pulling up the anchor... not a great thing to happen in any anchorage but in a windy one or one with strong currents it spells a major problem.

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