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Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 09-09-2011, 13:53
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Posted By nigel1
Re: How Much Chain Do Ships Carry ?

On my work boat (large tug) both anchors have swivels.'
My own proper boat, the one with sails, does not. Have 70m of chain at the moment, I've not spent that many days on the hook, but the PO did,...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 09-09-2011, 07:17
Replies: 27
Views: 10,996
Posted By nigel1
Re: How Much Chain Do Ships Carry ?

Hi Don,

some do, some dont, most have them as far as I know, but they are the weakest part of the system, and at dry docking we give them a thorough inspection.
All anchors lost on our company''s...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 03-09-2011, 03:07
Replies: 27
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Posted By nigel1
Re: How Much Chain Do Ships Carry ?

Is that what we call the electronic anchor:whistling:
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 03-09-2011, 03:05
Replies: 27
Views: 10,996
Posted By nigel1
Re: How Much Chain Do Ships Carry ?

Back in those days, the boats were about 60 to 70 meters in length, not too heavy and easy to throw about.
Todays anchor handlers are getting to big to throw around quickly, too much displacement...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 03-09-2011, 02:16
Replies: 27
Views: 10,996
Posted By nigel1
Re: How Much Chain Do Ships Carry ?

Bang on Bash, Shackle = Shot. Found that out on my first trip to the US when the pilot called for 6 shots in the water, after a small debate, we worked out what he meant.'
As most big ships chain...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 02-09-2011, 14:41
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Posted By nigel1
Re: How Much Chain Do Ships Carry ?

Scope and technique pretty much the same, although no nylon snubbers:)Many moons ago, if supplying the rigs, it was common for the anchor handlers to moor to the rig, basically a meddy moor, Becasue...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 02-09-2011, 14:33
Replies: 27
Views: 10,996
Posted By nigel1
Re: How Much Chain Do Ships Carry ?

Guessing that was a ULCC based on length and displacement.
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 02-09-2011, 13:42
Replies: 27
Views: 10,996
Posted By nigel1
Re: How much chain do ships carry

On average I'd say 10 to 12 shackles on each anchor.
Each shackle = 15 fathoms, or for the newer generation, about 27 meters-
As the ship gets bigger, then larger chain is used.
My boat displaces...
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