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Old 26-07-2007, 15:25   #1
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Man ! Some Days Ya Just Live Right

I was going past an antique store an looked in the window to see a Danforth anchor sitting there. It looked to be in good shape and the price tag said 35 bucks. I didn't stop,but couldn't stop thinking about it. So , I went back today and the anchor was still there. I walked in and asked the shopkeeper if I could inspect it. He said sure, and went over to get it out of the window. He had a hard time with the weight, but got it out so I could inspect it. It was in fine shape ! Nothing bent, small amount of surface rust at the blade pivot. I asked him if he would take 25 bucks for it, said that was what he paid for it , but would take 30 bucks. I thought for 2 - 3 seconds, then wrote the check. I got it home and weighed it. 39 and a half pounds. I think this will hold my 29 footer.
Gad. Life is GOOD.
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Old 26-07-2007, 15:47   #2
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Good find. That is how I can afford to buy some of my gear. I have really found some nice suff at cheap prices. You always seem to find deals when your not really looking. I do however always have my eyes peeled on bargains.
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Old 26-07-2007, 16:18   #3
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Great deal!! Good job. That's a lot of anchor for your boat but in a storm you'll be glad to have it.
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Old 26-07-2007, 18:54   #4
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Say, SkiprJohn. Is that really a Cascade your pushin' around ? Not many of us out here. Yeah ! I know it's a big anchor, but it's better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.
By the way... Cascades rock !
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Old 26-07-2007, 19:04   #5
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"weight to go"

And your right on the button, I have been out there for 3 years in my 29 hughes and been on the hook in some real bad situations, and I have the same, dansforth with 30ft chain (rode) My other anchor is a plough as different bottoms suit a different anchor, in my experience anyway.
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Old 26-07-2007, 19:11   #6
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Caveat Auctor (let the seller beware).

Ah, yes: buying from someone who really doesn't know what he has. Can be a windfall. I would have felt slightly guilty, and paid him the $35.

Better you have it than someone using it for a doorstop/nautical decorative accent. Enjoy.
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Old 26-07-2007, 19:18   #7
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Weight to go? Groannnnn!
Now to finda Herroshoff for them there pesky stones.
Hey- Inthewind, don't wanna ignore you at all ! Picked up an extendable boat hook for 2 ( two ) bucks at a rummage sale. grab 'em when ya can.
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CaptainJeff, Sir !
I did feel slightly guilty. I was able to swallow the guilt. I have this mental mechanism that allows me to give the finger to slightly guilty.
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Old 26-07-2007, 19:38   #9
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I got it home and weighed it. 39 and a half pounds. I think this will hold my 29 footer.
Gad. Life is GOOD.
I've got one sitting in my back yard. And antique Navy 1943 in perfect shape. I can't sell the thing because the shipping it more then what I can get for it. I've had it on Craigs several times but no go. It a 33# though.
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Yo delarrey ! Get up a load of scrap metal, pitch it in the mix, and take it to a scrap yard. 120 bucks a ton for the lowest form of metal. I took a bunch of pedal bikes to the yard, got 24 bucks for the lot !
This beats lookin' at it !
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Yes, I do have a Cascade. Not afloat yet but still working on it. I keep saying, "next year I'll put her in the water." Next year seems to never come around. Redoing the cockpit at this time. Hope to have that all tightened up by the end of the year.
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I've got one sitting in my back yard. And antique Navy 1943 in perfect shape. I can't sell the thing because the shipping it more then what I can get for it. I've had it on Craigs several times but no go. It a 33# though.
Geez Del, ever heard of the Fisheries swap meet?
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Old 27-07-2007, 10:43   #13
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Geez Del, ever heard of the Fisheries swap meet?
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Yeah! I took it once but there must have been 20 other Danforths available.
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Old 27-07-2007, 17:40   #14
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Hmmm. Me too. Always next year. Been next yearin' for 15 years now.
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Yeah! I took it once but there must have been 20 other Danforths available.
That's always the way it is there. I had a manual windlass one year and there must have been ten of the buggers there. Next year, none.

Another time I had a 35 CQR and there were bunches of them, but the next year only a couple.

Go figger.

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