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Old 04-02-2011, 20:56   #1
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If Only . . .

I recently participated in a thread about what kind of stove to use, which I thought ended up being pretty funny, as everyone is so absolutley sure there is only one right answer. Almost turned into a gun/anchor type thread.

It got me to thinking, if only Smith & Wesson came out with a boat anchor, and it had a power assist for setting it fueled by (your choice) propane or denatured alcohol. And to make it more interesting, they asked for real world analysis of whether it worked better for multi or monohulls.

Then we would have a thread!

We sailors are a passonate bunch, aren't we!
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Just so long as they don't outsource the production to China.
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Then we would have a thread!

We sailors are a passonate bunch, aren't we!
Won't really know until we compost it.
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What kind of alcohol was that? I never drink until after the anchor is down or my watch is over...sorry
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I recently participated in a thread about what kind of stove to use, which I thought ended up being pretty funny, as everyone is so absolutley sure there is only one right answer. Almost turned into a gun/anchor type thread.

It got me to thinking, if only Smith & Wesson came out with a boat anchor, and it had a power assist for setting it fueled by (your choice) propane or denatured alcohol. And to make it more interesting, they asked for real world analysis of whether it worked better for multi or monohulls.

Then we would have a thread!

We sailors are a passonate bunch, aren't we!
And don't forget to throw in a politician and his religion.
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That would be quite a unique product - would need plenty of testing to ensure safe.

I propose using a small child, the only problem might be finding parents willing to risk the life of there child simply for hits on a blog. and the chance of some easy cash.
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You forgot to add the sexual component.
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You forgot to add the sexual component.
Batteries?
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Okay, let's see here. A Smith & Wesson anchor with set assist powered by optional propane or alcohol ignited by a battery of your choice. It has an optional composting bin for all the junk it brings back up with it. The girl they use to hold it and show it off is a 15 year old (going on 20), in a string bikini, who is a buddist running for class president.

Did I miss anything?
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Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, the anchor is ferro-cement, but can be ordered in steel, wood, or fiberglass.
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...I propose using a small child, the only problem might be finding parents willing to risk the life of there child simply for hits on a blog. and the chance of some easy cash.
That's easy. Anchor salesmen will easily offer up their children if it means making a sale or raising doubt about a competitors product... we have lots of threads to prove it.
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I am sorry, but you are all missing the salient point...
Has the run up to the new millenium taught you nothing ?
We must have 2012 end of world compliance included in every product now.....
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Okay, let's see here. A Smith & Wesson anchor with set assist powered by optional propane or alcohol ignited by a battery of your choice. It has an optional composting bin for all the junk it brings back up with it. The girl they use to hold it and show it off is a 15 year old (going on 20), in a string bikini, who is a buddist running for class president.

Did I miss anything?
Yes!

The anchor needs to be inflatable for easy retrieval and quickly deflatable for storage.
It also needs to have a rebate equal to the purchase cost.
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And environmentally friendly, that fills in the hole after it is raised from the bottom.
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