Originally Posted by Gone2long
Right now I'm somewhere where it is hard to find good literature on the subject, so I am posing a question on this forum.
I would like to know when most folks consider it necessary to set a stern anchor. Also, what is the downside to doing so, and when might a 2nd bow anchor be a better choice.
Also, if anyone knows a good e-book on anchoring
, which I can pick up on the net for a reasonable price
, please let me know.
Thanks to all,
I am summoning up the courage to post some upside down photos of the snubber arrangement I am now using after reading some of the advice on this thread, and coming up with a "creative" solution.
Note that this has nothing to do with my original post, but is reacting to some of the "thread drift" that has occurred herein. No problem on my end, if no problem for the moderator(s), since the entire thread has been very informative and greatly appreciated.
So, if so inclined, please check the photos and comment. Note that I'm using two snubbers, rigged from the anchor line to the outer hulls, then aft to port and starboard winches. So far, they have measurably reduced the noise
heard in the main hull's forward cabin
, and that is the main reason I added them.
Please forgive the lack of nylon rope
- none aboard. Note further, that the use of snatch blocks v. soft shackles is designed to take a bit of pressure off the cleats
, which are not that strong. Also, the extra noise
they might make is not an issue, since, they have nice, rubber coatings and are on the outside hulls, which make them pretty silent when we are below in the main hull
Lastly, the dual snubbers are attached below the chain swivel, in order to create some measure of protection, in the hopefully unlikely event that the oversized swivel should snap.
As per some of the advice on this thread, I will be taking off the swivel and one of the shackles next time I haul the anchor, which, hopefully, will be relatively soon. But that's another story.
Tell me what you folks think, but go easy on me, OK? : )
All comments appreciated.