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Old 23-02-2013, 12:41   #16
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Re: Anchor Stowed on Bobstay

Pardey, Oriental Adventure, page 105:

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But each time we set off on a more than one-day voyage, Larry would go forward and shove the anchor farther up the bobstay wire, so that its flukes were above Seraffyn's normal bow wave. Then he'd secure a gasket around the anchor chain and the cathead on the windlass. The only way the anchor could get loose then was in the unlikely event that we broke off the bowsprit.
I have seen some people rig a short length of steel cable with a snap hook on the end that basically locks the anchor in place when on the bobstay or roller, though I think I would just use a couple of extra lines. Of course, modern anchors like Rocnas and Mansons, have a lot of surface area to get hit by a wave.
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Old 23-02-2013, 13:07   #17
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Re: Anchor Stowed on Bobstay

i use a safety line for securing my anchors to my bowsprit mounted anchors to my bow pulpit when i am under way. if it is a lively passage, longer line and to the (samson posts) bits, centerline, aftmost part of bowsprit,OR, i have a rough seas plan,, stowing the anchor closer to mast, on deck.
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Re: Anchor Stowed on Bobstay

Zee,
I'm with you on this one.
To the other posters here, if "Larry and Lynn jumped off a bridge, would you do it too?"
They also cruised without an engine and depended a lot on the kindness of others to get them into tight spots. That isn't something I'd do except in an emergency.
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Zee,
I'm with you on this one.
To the other posters here, if "Larry and Lynn jumped off a bridge, would you do it too?"
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If they said they had a technique for bridge jumping that's worked for twenty years, yeah, I probably would give it a spin.
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Having meet the Pardeys a few times, I would be very inclined to trust their judgement. An incredible amount of sea time and experience.
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Re: Anchor Stowed on Bobstay

I will not disagree with you about Lynn and Larry's experience and their success in cruising. They know a lot and have given loads of good advice. They've written some really great books.
I will state that I have to follow my own instincts when it comes to things that I might question.
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Old 24-02-2013, 20:08   #22
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Re: Anchor Stowed on Bobstay

Is it really that admirable to leave out your engine and install a bath tub in it's place? I can think of much better things to do than take a bath in a little cramped space in probably tepid salt water. I love my wife but that is going to far. No one is dissing the Pardey's but let's be real. For most everybody, moving along in a passage is better than just sitting around for days feeling old school.
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