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Old 03-10-2004, 21:01   #1
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Speaking of Anchors

Take a look at this and 10 points to those who pick the dumb idea part.
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Old 04-10-2004, 04:45   #2
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Yeah, I see yer point...Only a cable-tie will hold the chain to the shank of the anchor, when the tie breaks, the anchor will pull out.

Hmm, did an Australian come up with this clever arrangment?
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Oh I see! Its the vibration of the engine, transmitted down the line that breaks the cable tie. This way the wind has no effect whatsoever on the dynamics of the system.

Or was it that the ahchor is programmible?

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Maybe good for a lunch anchor

The guy that invented this one must have bent or lost a lot of anchors under reefs or coral heads. Must be trying to make up in engineering what he lacked in seamanship.................._/(
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Who is more stupid, the guy who invented it, or the 7 plonkers who actually bid on it!
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Well actually, I like the design of the anchor itself. It is just the stupid idea of the cable tie. I mean, some twit is going to actually use a cable tie in an overnight situation one day ain't they. It's just begging for a stupid idiot to try it. And then I bet it will be in America and the twit will then sue the pants off the Anchor company because they followed their advice.
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Naw, you got America all wrong!

It'll be either the cable tie or the galvinising company that takes the hit.

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