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Old 30-05-2010, 12:20   #76
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I like the raft up idea. How big an anchor do you have Jim?

So Jim's got the Chilli, I'll dig some clams. What's everyone else bringing for the pot luck?

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I just dropped the crab trap ... we need some potatoe salad!
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Old 30-05-2010, 12:41   #78
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I've just got a 12 pack of Sagres beer I havn't touched yet.. Potato Chips any use..??
I can double up as the dinghy...
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Hey Mark.. your in Turkey and headed West... I'll be in Mallorca in three weeks or so... headed East.
Where there is a real chance is a few days/weeks later in the Cycladies.

Most likely island of intercept would be Serifos as we may not be going to Kea or Kithnos.

We won't be in Palma till September.

Can you stop for 'mechanical repairs' in Serifos?


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Where there is a real chance is a few days/weeks later in the Cycladies.

Most likely island of intercept would be Serifos as we may not be going to Kea or Kithnos.

We won't be in Palma till September.

Can you stop for 'mechanical repairs' in Serifos?


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A little cole slaw would be great too
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Old 30-05-2010, 17:52   #82
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I like the raft up idea. How big an anchor do you have Jim?

So Jim's got the Chilli, I'll dig some clams. What's everyone else bringing for the pot luck?

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G'Day all,

Well, it's a 60 lb Supreme, so should be ok in calm condx.

Say, this is different -- a virtual raft-up! But even though it's virtual, bring lots of fenders... just got the topsides painted!

Cheers,

Jim.

PS About the anchoring in coral... Besides the reef destruction issues, coral is a treacherous bottom. Very easy to get hooked on a chunk that later gives way suddenly, or the inverse, your anchor gets lodged and won't come out. So, for the most part the restrictions for anchoring in coral areas are unnecessary. Fortunately, most corally areas also have clear water, so that a quick look over the side gives one some guidance.
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About the anchoring in coral... Besides the reef destruction issues, coral is a treacherous bottom. Very easy to get hooked on a chunk that later gives way suddenly, or the inverse, your anchor gets lodged and won't come out. So, for the most part the restrictions for anchoring in coral areas are unnecessary. Fortunately, most corally areas also have clear water, so that a quick look over the side gives one some guidance.
There's no coral reefs up here (there is some coral but it doesn't reef up) but someday I may cruise more luscious climes. Do you look for a stretch of sand where you won't be laying across coral?
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There's no coral reefs up here (there is some coral but it doesn't reef up) but someday I may cruise more luscious climes. Do you look for a stretch of sand where you won't be laying across coral?
G'Day Hummer,

Yep, that's about the story. One often finds sandy areas in the lee of barrier reefs. They often have coral heads (bommies to the Aussies) scattered around, so some care is required in selecting a spot where neither the boat nor the chain can encounter them. Some anchorages (Bonne Anse in Baie de Prony, New Caledonia for instance) have bottoms that are covered with coral rubble. These are a real PITA, 'cause many anchors jam up with the small chunks and never dig through into the mud/sand below. This is one of the few bottoms where a plow has some advantages over "new generation" style hooks, since they will sometimes do just that.

Hope that you can get down here someday... we sure love it!

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To keep to the thread at least a little, soon after arriving I often look for clams and cook this. This is a recipe for a pot luck with lots for everyone.

4lbs or more of those thin shelled clams you find on many low tide lines. They often have pink or purple stripes on the shell.
2 tins of chopped tomatoes or a 1lb of fresh tomatoes with the skins removed and chopped fine.
1 large onion chopped very fine.
Lots of garlic, at least 5 cloves, pressed flat and chopped.
Olive oil

In a big pan or wok, fry the onion and garlic in a little oil for 30 seconds or so on a high heat. Tip in the clams and fry for another two minutes or so. Tip in the tomatoes, bring to the boil, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Stir well to cover all the clams with the sauce

Serve with lots of fresh bread

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I have heard about countries that will allow you to anchor at certain places only. They do not want anchors tearing up there coral or reefs. Understandable to say the least.
So how do you know where it is allowable( for example the coasts of Australia) does a chart have this info?
If you have up to date charts they will mark out all natural reserves as well as places where anchoring is not allowed. In the reserves it is often prohibited except for designated areas. It is very easy to find out just by asking the nearest harbour master.

In some countries anchoring is generally prohibited.

Personally, I have not witnessed any mass destruction of coral or otherwise underwater wonders by cruisers. I think most people avoid anchoring in coral as much as possible for obvious reasons.

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