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Jump to new posts Re: Coming about by Sandpaper     Yesterday at 05:37 AM

Let's expand on this topic.

There has not been any discussion about having to wrestle a Sandpiper back onto course after a tack. In my experience, the fat-bellied little boat would rather continue bearing away and, if not stopped, would p
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Jump to new posts Re: Anchors And Anchoring by Sandpaper     01/20/19 07:24 AM

A local bushman once explained that a moose with a full rack could run through a cedar swamp without catching a twig, just by rolling his head side to side. I imagine you weaving a Danforth into the bow locker in much the same way.

D'Arcy
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Jump to new posts Re: Rendezvous 2019 by Shortwave     01/20/19 12:18 AM

Did some Freedom 21s have a spinnaker pole that slid through a tube on the bow pulpit to gybe it? They sure started with a clean slate when they designed that boat.

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Jump to new posts Re: Rendezvous 2019 by Shortwave     01/20/19 12:15 AM

Shovelling snow this evening; -14C so the snow is really fine, just like the white sand on the beaches of the Florida Panhandle. Both squeak when you walk on them.

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Jump to new posts Re: Anchors And Anchoring by Shortwave     01/20/19 12:12 AM

We have a Danforth with a cut stock for that very reason Sandpaper. It's ur secondary anchor with a Delta as our prime go to hook. Neither one has failed us.

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Jump to new posts Re: Anchors And Anchoring by Jacques     01/19/19 09:17 AM

The stock is there to prevent a flip over. Cutting it might negate all the avantages of the Fortress.
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Jump to new posts Re: Anchors And Anchoring by Sandpaper     01/19/19 06:10 AM

Sailing and boating magazines are always testing anti-fouling paint and anchors. Here is an article from Yachting Monthly - December 2006 that reports on the testing of a variety of anchors. The majority of the anchors were in the 34 lb - 38 lb ran
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