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Old 10-08-2020, 12:04   #1
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Old 10-08-2020, 16:24   #2
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Funny, they don't hold very well like that, do they?!

Lots of evidence of previous activity around anchorages that have been in use for hundreds of years. Most of that line looks soft. In Rozelle Bay in Sydney, Oz, we picked up some old rusting steel cable. Kind of hard to know what to do with it. Wish we had taken it to the Waterways (at the time) office.



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Old 10-08-2020, 16:58   #3
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Well, over the years we've picked up a lot of different things, including a stainless kitchen sink and drainboard... household style, not yottie. Mostly just a nuisance, but just a few weeks ago we scored a ~50 foot length of nice new bright blue 8 mm double braid with a shiny s/s snap shackle on one end. Looked like a spinnaker sheet from a smallish yacht. We were anchored around 100 m from the local YC's starting line, and boats commonly reach back and forth in the area prior to starting, and I suspect it went overboard during such a maneuver. Asked around, posted a notice on the bulletin board but no claims, so now it is part of a handy billy on board.

But mostly it has been smelly, nasty junk...

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Funny, they don't hold very well like that, do they?!

Lots of evidence of previous activity around anchorages that have been in use for hundreds of years. Most of that line looks soft. In Rozelle Bay in Sydney, Oz, we picked up some old rusting steel cable. Kind of hard to know what to do with it. Wish we had taken it to the Waterways (at the time) office.



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Hey Anne. Last time I was in Rozelle Bay (Western end) I got a supermarket trolley in reasonable condition; the time before one of those hire style pushbikes; but it was in very poor condition!!!!!!!!
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The other way around. A friend picked this one up from their deck last week when the other boat broke off their mooring. Click image for larger version

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[QUOTE=JPA Cate;3205643]Funny, they don't hold very well like that, do they?!

Lots of evidence of previous activity around anchorages that have been in use for hundreds of years. Most of that line looks soft. In Rozelle Bay in Sydney, Oz, we picked up some old rusting steel cable. Kind of hard to know what to do with it. Wish we had taken it to the Waterways (at the time) office.



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Scary thing is I reset my anchor about a year previous, “temporary mooring”. I visit boat almost daily. The area has a 6’ tide and alternating 1kt current. Depth is 18’ and I run 100’ chain 6’ nylon snub. There were times I thought I detected almost imperceptible drift but GPS position on chart showed relatively static position within the margin of accuracy. I would periodically test the anchor by powering back on it and she never budged an inch. I assumed she was well dug in to the mud bottom. The photo was taken three days before a pending tropical storm/hurricane when I decided to check my chain and reset anchor and boat further away from others in the anchorage. Looks like my static position was less than I observed. This CQR has held up in several gales but always with more than a little distrust.
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The other way around. A friend picked this one up from their deck last week when the other boat broke off their mooring. Attachment 221041
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Didn't do the stanchion and lifeline much good, did it!?

One of the things we questioned, once, was a low bucks cruiser who bought cast off chain from a Mexican fisherman. He cut a foot off it, where the worst looking links were. The next weekend, in about 20 kn. the ferro boat dragged ashore, damaged the boat (the bouncing on the hard sand mushed part of the stern quarter), and I don't know what happened to them after that. Bunch of cruisers helped them for a while. Unfortunately, the kind who think the help is owed them and take advantage, and insensitive to local custom.

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No photo but I once caught about a 40 foot tree. Not a stump or log but an entire tree. Branches and all. It three of us to get it up off the bottom and unhooked.
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