Hi Mark M;
Yeah sorry about the reference to the anchor
test comment in my last post, and raising the spectre of past anchoring
"discussions". I will use the "newbie defense" this time as I had not gone through the other threads on anchors before piping up. Sorry, just joined CF recently, so Mea Culpa ! I was going through the Anchoring:Bigger is Better
thread when my PC crashed and then read the rest (except for the fine detail on how tractors and ploughs work....) while waiting for my PC to be restored after crashing. Hey, you don't think the heat of that discussion had anything to do with stuffing up my PC do you?
I have to say, as a newbie here, that the more I read these forums
the more I am astounded at the wealth of information, and the willingness of members to share the information that has obviously been gained by long, and sometimes painful, experience. This place is a goldmine.
As a prospective boat buyer, I'm in serious study of all issues relating to specifying equipment
on our new boat project
, so all of this is data to be sifted through and evaluated as best I can using whatever critical thinking skills I may have acquired. Sure, some of the information is rock solid verifiable data and some of it is biased, or incomplete, or even perhaps wrong, but at least it is available and still valuable for us who have a helluva lot to learn.
Kudos to all who contribute with honest motivation.