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  1. Camille1
    Apologies, Ocean Girl for not picking up on your response.

    The other technique I have used ( and I wish I had during hurricane Ivan) is to let your anchor out at 25-30 degrees off starboard or port. Using the chain shackle again fasten a rope, maybe 16mm to your anchor chain, let out the anchor until it is secured in the sea bed. Let out some more chain and then take in the rope on a winch nearer the stern. Adjust the rope and chain to set the chain angle at about 25 degrees.

    The point of all this is to have a consistent thrust from the wind on one side of the bows.
    The higher the wind speed the greater the effect of what I call catenation slamming.

    With high wind you start with the anchor and chain facing the boat to the wind. This minimises the wind thrust on the boat so the weight of the chain makes it catenate i.e. droop.
    More to follow.

    I am sailing in the Aegean, why not join me you sound an interesting woman.
  2. Camille1
    Hi Ocean Girl, Apologies i have not picked up on your message before!. if you are thinking of anchoring in heavy weather in the Chesapeake, i would lay about four times your depth in chain and the attach ten feet of nylon rope to your chain (they make a special shackle). Then fix the other end of the rope to your anchor post or a heavy cleat and let out further chain until the chain made a loop below the rope. you then have the flexible nylon taking the shock loads. Hope this helps. Rope size maybe 14 or 16mm for a 30ft boat.
  3. RainDog
  4. RainDog
    Hello you dreamy mermaid.
  5. gilgsn

    Thank you very much for helping with Dagny's search!

  6. BlueMaxx
    Im glad somebody got it!

  7. avoisine
    have you ever been aboard an oday 37? what are your thoughts?
  8. RTB
    It was great meeting you and Brian today. We really enjoyed your party, and will try to get back for a visit before you leave.

    Take care,
  9. boto
    Hi Ocean Girl,

    its been several years but we have recently returned to Kemah, Watergate from cursing. Was just checking to see if the Texas Group is still active. Hope all is well.
  10. Cavalier
    So, I was just backing out of slip C12 yesterday morning (on the way to the DIY yard) when I saw "Rain Dog" as I was pulling passed the end of the pontoon! I'll be sure to come and tap on your hull next time I'm down there (probably Friday, when I'll be returning with a new bottom).

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  • About Ocean Girl
    Vessel Make/ model
    Pacific Seacraft a Crealock 34
    Vessel Name
    S/V Rain Dog
    In transit ( Texas to wherever the wind blows us)
    Met and married CF member Rain Dog ��. Now cruising with our little dog Scupper.
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