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Old 08-07-2013, 15:50   #16
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Re: Anchor: Did I go too big?

Thanks all for your input. I very much appreciate it! We will be sailing again next week and will try some of the tips above.

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Old 08-07-2013, 16:05   #17
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Re: Anchor: Did I go too big?

Your anchor is just fine!!!

I just finished 4 days at Cuttyhunk with my 80# Manson Supreme where ell grass is about 5' tall. Next I moved to Lagoon Pond in Vineyard Haven, Matha's Vineyard. And it is quite windy at both Cutty and the Vineyard!

There is complete satisfaction knowing that my anchor is RELIABLE so that Wifey and I can sleep nights on anchor. I do not care that my anchor sort of hangs over my bow pulpit, what I care about is knowing once set, it stays set.
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Old 08-07-2013, 16:47   #18
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Re: Anchor: Did I go too big?

Keep it.

The reason it is hard to raise is because it is working!

The reason it is so different now is because the Delta is just another plow.

PS I have a 22lb Delta for sale.
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Old 08-07-2013, 17:06   #19
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Re: Anchor: Did I go too big?

Well to me theres no such thing as to big an anchor! I have to use the 100 lb Danforth on my boat cus with side setup I have theres no other choice! if I could make one work I would be useing a 125 lb new wave anchor!! Not that the danforth won't do the job, it's fine and dandy if the wind don't shift to much! To change from the hause hole set up we have to a bow mounted set up would cost at least 10,000 grand if I do the work !! So Im sorta stuck with the old standard danforth! Thank goodness it sticks so well and stays that way till the wind shifts 180 degs or more!! I just need a good anchor watch! LOL
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Old 08-07-2013, 17:06   #20
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Re: Anchor: Did I go too big?

Rig a retrieval line with two floats(small float 6ft from anchor and 2nd on surface with a anchor symbol on it) just encase it really hangs up. A good anchor well set needs to be unset with care you don't want to bend the shank. As mentioned above drive up to it and shorten scope to as close to 1:1 cleat it and let it sit for a while it not only digs itself out you may also lose mud from chain. If that is not enough pull up any further slack you gained and wait again. If that does not work use the retrieval line and pull it up until you feel it break loose.
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Old 08-07-2013, 17:21   #21
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Re: Anchor: Did I go too big?

I'd rather have problems retrieving than problems dragging. Hence this anchor looks fine with me.

If any serious cruising involved, you will soon have a second and a third anchor there - you can always use the smaller stuff if anchoring for lunch only.

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Old 08-07-2013, 18:48   #22
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Re: Anchor: Did I go too big?

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Keep it.

The reason it is hard to raise is because it is working!

The reason it is so different now is because the Delta is just another plow.

PS I have a 22lb Delta for sale.


PS:---if that 22# Delta is tooooo small, I will give you a deal on the almost brand new 88# in my basement
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Stick with the big guns and sleep well at anchor.___Grant.
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Old 08-07-2013, 19:27   #24
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Re: Anchor: Did I go too big?

I like the advice for sure. And I'm not really worried about the extra time that it takes to retrieve these "new" generation anchors. I think my biggest worry is that the anchor is too big for the rig - wear on the windlass - and wear on the rollers / is the boat structurally sound for bringing up this anchor over and over. I'm used to that tank of a CSY and the bowsprit was a very strong point of the boat - but on a catamaran there just isn't as much structure. I'm probably concerned about nothing... I mean 25 more pounds of anchor coming up on a many ton boat - it shouldn't be a problem.

Again - thanks for all of the advice from the sailors and the armchair sailors - I appreciate all the comments._steve
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I always judge a man by the size of his anchor. Very impressive.
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