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Old 07-04-2016, 04:24   #241
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When the anchor is stationary, it is easy to get the camera pointed correctly. But when things are in motion, it is a crap-shoot weather or not you get anything in the frame. Therefore, I use the 1080 SuperView setting. SuperView is basically a wider angle in both height and width. In this setting, the edges of the frame are stretched and somewhat distorted but I figure this is a fair trade for catching the most action possible.

I do not use any auxiliary lighting.

I'll let you figure out the "side view" camera set-up. Can't give away ALL my secrets

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Thanks Steve, mine doesnt have the wide angle in 1080p, but it does have wide in 4:3 920p mode so Ill use that. Hopefully the slightly worse low light capacity of the 3 vs the 3+ won't be too much of a problem. Cheers.
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Ok, so I had a crack on the weekend at doing a video plus some editing for the new Rocna Vulcan. I tried a bay I had not anchored in before and the seabed seemed a little silty/sandy.
Some interesting things happened when applying power astern however it was much more power than one would normally use.

All in all an interesting experience and thanks Steve as I stole your original camera setup idea
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Most excellent Biggus

I really enjoyed watching that anchor video. I especially liked how I did not have to produce it. Much easier this way!

What size Vulcan is that?

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Most excellent Biggus

I really enjoyed watching that anchor video. I especially liked how I did not have to produce it. Much easier this way!

What size Vulcan is that?

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Thanks Steve, I shall have another go once I get a better day for it.

It was a 20kg Vulcan

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Video #59. Aluminum Sarca Excel #5

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Re: Videos of Anchors Setting

Well, you have certainly given us a
wealth of information and deserve
to take a break.

I've concluded from your videos that
backing down slowly at first and
using plenty of scope are a couple
of good practices that will increase
the probability of successful anchoring.

Thanks again for all your efforts.
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Steve,

When I posted about the aluminium Excel back in post 237 just a few days ago, I certainly didn't expect to see such a rapid response!

Seriously, this is such an excellent series of videos! Thanks for your time and effort. This video on the aluminium Excel has convinced me to get the aluminium version as our kedge anchor.

I think as your film shows, it is probably best to go with the Excel steel version as the main anchor, with the ally one for backup and kedge. Or for Med mooring when appropriate.

Go put your feet up for awhile, you've earned it.
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Steve,

congratulations and thanks for all your work. much appreciated.

What struck me from your videos of the Excel was just how well they dived.

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Video #60. Aluminum Anchor Re-setting.

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Another great video, many thanks Steve. Interesting just where the shank bent on the fortress. I'd have thought it would bend nearer the stock? Still both anchors are very impressive for lightweight aluminium anchors.

You really have developed a set of brutally effective testing tools that any yacht can use to compare different anchors. What you've done is so much more than just the video setup. Brilliant work!
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Re: Videos of Anchors Setting

The Spade did a fantastic job. In fact, it was one of the best sets I have ever seen. There was a little slack in chain (no doubt Norna Biron were reluctant to spin the prop while I was so close). This created a sudden snatching force rather than the nice slow progressive pull that anchors ideally like to set, but this did not phase the Spade at all. It dug in within a couple of feet with minimal heaping up. Very impressive.


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Noelex, thanks for posting your video here.

Here is my latest offering. I picked up where I left off with the Fortress re-set testing in video #60

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Mantus Re-setting.

I subjected the 44 pound Mantus Anchor to my repeated (10 times), back and forth re-set test. Performance was great. Let's add the Mantus to my list of anchors that perform perfectly in this very difficult test. The other winners were the Super Sarca, Sara Excel (Steel), and the Spade.

Re-call that the Manson Supreme had great difficulty with this test. My modifications of the anchor did improve the performance but it is still no match for the anchors listed above.

The Aluminum version of the Sarca Excel #5 (27 pounds) did quite well (but not perfect) with this test.

And most recently, the 10 pound Fortress FX-16 had significant problems re-setting during this test. It remains to be seen if a heavier Fortress anchor will perform better with this test.

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Two more fantastic tests Steve, thanks for putting in the work, and sharing the results.

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