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Old 24-07-2011, 06:40   #31
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Re: How to Stop Rolling at Anchor

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Given you are trying to put the bow into the wave pattern, shock loading should be reduced. Windage would increase.
The bay I'm in now has a remark in the guide book to anchor into the swell to cut the roll. Some boats did.

Then a 35 knot squall came through.

Then they all anchored properly.

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Old 24-07-2011, 20:43   #32
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Re: How to Stop Rolling at Anchor

If current is mis-aligned to swell, you can tie off the rudder at a suitable angle to keep the boat headed into the waves. Of course this means you'll be tweaking the rudder every few hours as the tide swings...

Two absolute methods to avoid rolling at anchor: sleep ashore, or only visit marinas behind suitable breakwaters.
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Old 07-04-2013, 13:51   #33
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Re: Challenge: How to Stop Rolling at Anchor

Here is an alternative, if the wind and swell are at 90 degrees (ish)

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Old 07-04-2013, 14:17   #34
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Re: Challenge: How to Stop Rolling at Anchor

We're really happy with bow & stern anchoring. In La Cruz we set the stern into the swell and the wind because that way our solar panels face SW and we have plenty of power. We have enough scope available on either end to be able to turn the boat to 90 degrees either way if the wind switches around. I've been on friends' boats with flopper stoppers and setting the ends of the boat into the swell is more comfortable.
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Old 07-04-2013, 14:36   #35
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Re: Challenge: How to Stop Rolling at Anchor

hay 914--where you gonna summer?? la cruz anchorage gets righteous nasty in summer.....storm season--you do not want to be in that anchorage in a storm, even the regular tormentas have lightning and wind--lots of rain..sometimes waaayyy lots of wind.... a friend stayed there in summer last year--we will be avoiding banderas bay , except for an overnight in punta de mita, on our way north to golfo de california for repairing my boat.

so far all the anchorages i have used have had some degree of swell and tidal changes. i have gotten to not much mind the swells unless they grow and change angle of approach, which happens here---
i use a bridle snubbing device now--seems to keep the activity down, as does heavy tankage. when my water tanks are empty i bounce like a toy duck. full--smoooooooooooooth.....
i keep anchored with 160 ft chain on bottom, in 20 - 25 ft depth.

storms in sd, i used a bucket to aid in damping activity--a bucket with a crack in the bottom did best, when held out from boat by 6 ft outrigger type device.
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Old 07-04-2013, 19:29   #36
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Re: Challenge: How to Stop Rolling at Anchor

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any thoughts on how to slow down the rolling at anchor or mooring ball?

I was thinking of putting 2 five gallon empty plastic buckets over each side so they could fill with water,,,tied to the cleat they should help counter act the roll,,,any thoughts on this

boat is a 35 footer ,,,,just trying to stop the roll a little
Here's hoping my keyboard works! Depending on the direction of the swell, move the forward line to a cleat or bridle aft so the bow is pointing into the swell. For example, if the swell is coming at a 45 degree angle off the starb'd bow, move the mooring/anchor line to the mid-ship cleat. This will put the bow into the swell and give you a good nights sleep. I've done it a zillion times, most recently anchor off the sand spit on Huahine,FP where the current and wind just don't agree with each other!
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Old 07-04-2013, 21:37   #37
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Re: Challenge: How to Stop Rolling at Anchor

I think we're going to hang out in Paradise Village where there's swimming pools, hot tubs, and a dick named Dick for the summer.
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Re: Challenge: How to Stop Rolling at Anchor

Or just sail up into the Sea of Cortez.
North of Mazatlan, there's no swell at all.
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Re: Challenge: How to Stop Rolling at Anchor

I reckon the best solution for me would be to mount some surplus WWII torpedoes and fire them at the tugs next time they decide to go past doing ten knots plus. I got hit by a bow wave that big last night that I lost the dog over and snapped a fishing rod saving him. Luckily I had time to tell my daughter to hold on.

Just in case I got a usual visit from Maritime today, I got her to memorise a spiel about how the d!ck head tug boat driver made a big wave and the dog nearly drown. I have already had it out with them about the dangerous wake in a marked four knot zone only to be ignored, so when I finally appeared I was going to say "well you never bloody listen to me". Unfortunately they left me alone!
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Re: Challenge: How to Stop Rolling at Anchor

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Here is an alternative, if the wind and swell are at 90 degrees (ish)

How to Stop Rolling When Anchored | Sailing With Kids

That shockle looks like a great gadget! I don't have a lot of experience towing a dinghy but it seems to me that it would be a good addition to a dinghy painter -- what do you think? Gonna study your blog more later on.
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They have a bunch of uses on their website. I know I saw docking snubbers. I bet a dinghy would be good too.
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Old 28-04-2013, 09:16   #42
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You can tie your dinghy to a halyard and lift it just out of the water on the side of the boat.
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Re: Challenge: How to Stop Rolling at Anchor

Once again we're at anchor and everyone is rolling like crazy. We're bow & stern anchored and quite comfortable.
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Re: Challenge: How to Stop Rolling at Anchor

i found shockles to be wonderful....for a couple of weeks. high priced for only a couple of weeks usage capability. when mine broke, i resorted to shock cording of heavier weight from sprit to top of ball....

now i just change anchorages....this one is very very flat and safe from furycames.

but i may not remain here fro summer..have places to go and anchorages to test for their flatness....
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Re: Challenge: How to Stop Rolling at Anchor

so as the tipic,a little dangerous
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