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Old 11-05-2012, 21:28   #376
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Re: Chain Versus Rope Scope ?

When I anchor with rode I could tell my scope at a glance. First time I anchoreed the boat "I have now, all chain with a depth sounder I didn't trust...the chain went straight down. No wind in the lee of a 60' cliff in 6 meters water (mean low according to chart) actual depth according to leadline the next morning at high tide waS 30'.(10-12' tide).
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Old 12-05-2012, 00:30   #377
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Re: Chain Versus Rope Scope ?

interesting photos from Jedi, and nice comments from all.

I'm making a nice anchor collection (i've done with crystal animal / cactus collections) -

No1 is a heavy Bruce, with 50m x 10mm short link chain + 30m 20mm nylon. the snubber/swivel is a handy hook which slots on to the SLC, and is rigged with nylon . i guess i may splice on some chain above the water to avoid heat issues - or perhaps some Dyneema if i can splice it on. . i like the hook snubber because it adds to the rode, but doesn't replace it.

incidentally, does anyone know a good tutorial for splicing the nylon to the chain? i am new to splicing and this is probably not the best task to start learning with.....!

ps the other anchors are 2) a darn heavy plow with 30m SLC + 50m nylon and

3) a darn heavy admiralty with 20m SLC + 30m nylon.

I like a very long length rode (even if it is just 20 SLC / 80 nylon ) becusae i figure that if the yacht were being driven on to a lee shore, chucking the best anchor out on an incredibly long rode would give a chance of arresting progress before literally hitting the coast?

thanks for reading

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Re: Chain Versus Rope Scope ?

I suppose if sailing was simple and an exact science there would be no shipwrecks!
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Re: Chain Versus Rope Scope ?

If everthing about boats was an exact science there would be fewer debates in the forums...problem is it is not an exact science, but some people are convinced thier way is the only right way.
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MAkes for interesting reading. It is a good idea for garnering information and experience. If only and I should have should be lines in a shipwrecked sailors lament.

Still I will be an expert one day, but by then I will be too old to write.
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