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Old 11-12-2010, 03:37   #1
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At Anchor - Wind: 45 Knots

Sitting here at anchor watch, with not much to do so I thought I would make a video.
Its not up to MarkJ ‘s standard, but it might give you some idea why anchor threads get so passionate.
It shows my yacht at anchor a few minutes ago. Its been Blowing 45K for the last 12 hours and looks like its going to continue for another 24. The peak is going to be in about 12hrs. I don’t think it will go much above 50K average, but some forecasts are predicting gusts over 70K. A ship just south of us has 64K currently.
The official forcast is:
SOUTHEAST AEGEAN IKARIO
NORTH NORTHWEST 9 LOCALLY 10. LOCALLY VERY POOR. STRONG
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Nice!...Was out in Atlantic onboard a Navy cruiser the other day with those big NW winds and cold weather...for once I was thankful to not be on the sailboat..seas 10-12 ft, wind @ 50kt..and cold as a Norweigian witch's #$% in a brass bra doing pushups in the snow on the third Sunday in January...
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I would not say "nice" !!!
Are you near Ikaria island ? I have an idea about storms and thunderstorms in this area and I hope everything will be OK for you... Let us know...
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Your yacht looks to be quite stable, but then again it looks pretty flat.
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Nice vid thanks
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Well done.
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Wow, 45Kts for 12 hours around here (shallow water) would be a lot more rough! You must not have a lot of fetch.. Keep the coffee warm brother, ya ain't gonna do nothing else for a while!
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Not a lot of fetch by the look of the waves. Your boat seem very steady. How big is she? Here's a 45 foot behind me in a around 35 -40 knots. Snubber was too short, snapped.

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The scenery looks familiar--is that at the north end of Paros?? If so, been there, done that--the dinghy went airborne behind the boat, flipped and dunked the motor.
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if theres a wind gen on board your batteries will definately be topped off !
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Have sat through 50 knots+ at anchor twice now.First time 2 days at Santa Cruz Is. Calif. ,regulator on windgen. burned out,got new one ,last time at Escondido Baja,Marlec HRSi still worked after.Rutland says you can restrain it but doesn't say you should.How the heck are you going to stop it turning to tie off in those kind of winds??Also experienced 70 knots at Puerto Vallarta last winter,for 45 min.(tied to dock luckily)
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Have sat through 50 knots+ at anchor twice now.First time 2 days at Santa Cruz Is. Calif. ,regulator on windgen. burned out,got new one ,last time at Escondido Baja,Marlec HRSi still worked after.Rutland says you can restrain it but doesn't say you should.How the heck are you going to stop it turning to tie off in those kind of winds??Also experienced 70 knots at Puerto Vallarta last winter,for 45 min.(tied to dock luckily)
My air marines come with a stop switch .Basically ground out positive lead and it applies an internal break.The blades have a stall speed at high speeds as well.
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I would not say "nice" !!!
Are you near Ikaria island ? I have an idea about storms and thunderstorms in this area and I hope everything will be OK for you... Let us know...
Yes just south of there in Paros. Thanks for the good wishes.
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The scenery looks familiar--is that at the north end of Paros?? If so, been there, done that--the dinghy went airborne behind the boat, flipped and dunked the motor.
Very well spotted. Who needs GPS if you get lost post a picture on cruisers forum and someone will come back with your location.
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Your yacht looks to be quite stable, but then again it looks pretty flat.
Yes its 47 feet and very stable, with little windage for a cruising yacht which seem to help it sit well at anchor.
I am anchored reasonably close to shore so there is little chance for the fetch to develop. One advantage / Drawback of the Med is that is often quite deep close to shore.
Here is a photo facing forward which may give a better idea. Note the cloud of spray whipped up.
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