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Old 15-04-2017, 10:17   #31
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Re: Calming the rocking liveaboard boat...

The solution DeepFrz offered brought back memories - it is exactly the method I described in an article I wrote for Sail Magazine more years ago than I can number - sometime in the '80's - called "Anchor for Surge". Worked then, and works now.
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I love the rocking! well as long as it's not too rough. Look into flopper stoppers.
Yep! And they don't have to be commercial birds. Some are made similar to vented sea anchors. On the up stroke they catch water on the down they vent.
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Old 15-04-2017, 11:46   #33
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Tie the anchor rode off at the cleat on either side of the transom. I know how dumb this sounds and there is no reason I can come up with why it would help but it does. Not a good idea in a blow though.
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Hey thanks for the swell bridle. Absolutely obvious solution when someone's pointed it out! Cheers
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Re: Calming the rocking liveaboard boat...

get used to it / if that's the only complaint you have you are going well
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A lot of ballast down deep does nothing to comfort in rolly anchorages.

You want a cat, or a super beamy and flat mono, it can be zero ballast ratio too.

Is this what you are talking about?

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Re: Calming the rocking liveaboard boat...

You need to fit a simple stabiliser-such as the trawlers use. They use a frame fitted to the mast with a couple of aluminum pipes at each end going a half metre or so into the water, with about two square metres of aluminium plate welded to the ends of each pipe so that the pipe is perpebdicular to the centre of the plate.. Temporarily one could lash the frame, such as an old aluminium ladder, or something more substantial fabricated to suit, to the mast, but if one is to spend time living aboard at anchor, it might be better to fit permanently some sort of fitting to the mast so the purpose built girder frames can be just clipped into place and stayed fore and aft.

This will settle the vessel--it will still rock--but only gently. The frames when sailing can be removed and lashed to the deck stanchions. They need to protrude a couple of metres at least from the vessel on each side when in use.

Now--for a quickie, swing the boom out as far as it will go with a bucket of water fastened to a chain at the end the end so that the bucket lies just a few inches below the surface.

Use a preventer fore and aft to stop the boom swinging around.
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Please people if you don't like rocking don't buy a boat
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Please people if you don't like rocking don't buy a boat
Well, there is "rocking" and then there is that unsettling, maybe even queasy, sensation of the boat trying to be in two places at once.
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Re: Calming the rocking liveaboard boat...

There are a number of flopper stoppers available commercially. They work better suspended from a boom on each side rather than the deck edge. Leverage. When I was a fisherman, on the ocean, even in a trough, the boat barely rolled.
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Avoid anchorages in the Bahamas where "surge" is mentioned in your Explorer Charts!

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I bought 6 of these years ago (in the 80's) and put a small mushroom anchor at the bottom of them to hold them down. Worked well and they stack, making them easy to store. Still have them and plan to use them this summer.

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Please people if you don't like rocking don't buy a boat
There are ways to minimize the rocking.
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Stabilizers Are Amazing starts at 1:00 minute mark

Thank you very much for sharing this video, we're ordering two of these Magma stabilizers. The factory representative recommended one off the bow roller and a second off one side using our spinnaker pole or boom.

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Common complaint is that the boat hardly ever stops moving.
After the past 2.5 months I determined the answer was to get out of the Bahamas!
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