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Old 06-05-2010, 00:40   #1
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Something Seems Wrong in this Picture




Maybe it is a snack-hook ?



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Maybe it is a snack-hook ?
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It's a fish hook. The bait is standing beside the mast wearing a yellow life jacket and sharks are plentiful. Dinner is on it's way!

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Old 06-05-2010, 07:51   #3
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It's a fish hook. The bait is standing beside the mast wearing a yellow life jacket and sharks are plentiful. Dinner is on it's way!
Ah !

I thought maybe it was like the anchor being kept wet so it wouldn't wrinkle but this one had been used in water that was too warm so it shrank !



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Old 06-05-2010, 08:02   #4
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Silly, its a Mattel Ground Tackle Kit for a Barbie Boat.

So whats the problem here? Just don't anchor in more than eight feet of water or when there is any wind or current.
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"Dear, I don't think we have enough anchor line to anchor here."
"That's OK, drop it anyway, we'll make do with what we've got."
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Old 06-05-2010, 10:19   #6
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It does say "Basic Anchoring" The mopre expensive version you get a real anchor.

Or were you meaning the SS shackle between the pick and onto the Galvanised rotating link??????
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Old 06-05-2010, 11:15   #7
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Nothing wrong with that. Boats with tiny danforth knock offs far undersized for their vessel. Seems about normal for the boats around me.
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Haven't you guys heard of the 'Instant Anchor' -- just add water
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Just for kicks, I did a search for "inflatable anchor".
There actually IS such a thing!

http://www.eng.uwo.ca/people/tnewson...144_newson.pdf
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oh. I know that boat. That's just his "windward hook." The skipper only uses it when he's anchoring directly windward of me.

Which is pretty much every weekend, this time of year.
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Looks like the setup on all of the French charter boats anchoring next to us the past few days (we are in the Caribbean and have been fending off boats bumping into us almost every night).

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when I looked at that pic I didn't even SEE the hanging anchor... Just the one in the inset and I couldn't figure out what all the hilarity was about... until I scrolled back and REALLY looked...

and about died laffin about the dog bein the bait...

of course for a while there our anchor was so small (how small was it Sara?) it was so small it wasn't there... because Himself managed to knock it overboard right before he fell off the bow while we were docking....

However I now have a very respectable danforth ; -P hanging off the pulpit so he cant trip over it. Had to wait for a day when a really low tide was in the afternoon on a really warm day... and boy was it yucky when we brought it up!
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Looks like the setup on all of the French charter boats anchoring next to us
Exactly. Apparently you seamen (and Women ) dont know the French technique of the small anchor drag and snag. That pick is PERFECT for dragging along an anchorage, snagging some REALLY nice anchors far larger than the owners could ever normally afford. Extra points if you do it in the nude...
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Chia-anchor. Just add water.
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