anchor or mooring depth

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by nimblemotors, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Milehog
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    No, seriously, how long do your legs have to be? :rolleyes:
     
  2. Frosty

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    You do know how big the boat is? Well Ive looked for this small but significant bit of information, you must have good eyes.

    Perhaps you could guide us to that. Are you unable to finish a post without a slur or insult in some way.

    When you finally finish your boat and sail at around for 20 years you will be close on to my experience. But there would be no way you would know that yet still insist on commenting on it,--as you do.
     
  3. nimblemotors
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    yes of course it is a joke, WHY I want to know how deep water is around a marina is irrelevant to the depth of water.

    I can just use charts and find out myself for the places I might want to be, with my submarine or remote controlled underwater chain cutter.

    Still no answer on where to get free charts for areas outside the USA, is THAT a question that has no answer?
     
  4. WestVanHan
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    You'll find it here: http://bit.ly/uxMA6H
     
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    Trolling for women? ;o)
     
  7. Submarine Tom

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    Always!!!

    -Tom

    P.S. Actually I was counting past 10 but didn't want to take my shoes off!

    See the previous text's with Hoyt and you'll get it.
     
  8. erik818
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    Where I live the charts are not free, we need to pay for them. I think the US is unique in giving away free charts, but I might be wrong there.

    I'm sorry, I don't have a clue where to (legally) find free charts or a free map with depth data.

    Erik
     
  9. michael pierzga
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    Most charts are copyright protected and need a liscense to operate . The US , Naoa, is public .

    You may investigate Russian Charts. Some years ago I used a Russian Portfolio and the cost was low.

    I dont know the status of US Defense Mapping.
     
  10. hoytedow
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    Worldwide online viewing from NGA: http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/mcd/NGAChartViewer.html

    "Charts produced by NGA may contain information from other than United States Government sources. Copyright restrictions from the country of origin continue to exist in NGA chart content. All Rights Reserved"

    Unfortunately, Swedish and most Spanish waters are no longer available from this source.
     
  11. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    I down loaded Cmap from the CD being passed round the marina bar.

    Like I said before join a yacht club and buy some beer.
     
  12. rxcomposite
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    Here are some tips on common sense anchoring.
     

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  13. nimblemotors
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    If you must know, I have been looking at Screw anchors,
    http://www.helixmooring.com/

    It seems to me that they are a superior solution, the problem is screwing them in and out, if in water shallow enough to effectively drill them in from the boat, with a 30ft drilling rig, seems to me effective method, no heavy long chain or heavy anchor.

    I had a 26ft sailboat, and sailed it for years on lakes and the sfbay, but not in the ocean, and its been a while since I owned a sailboat. Some of you can be quite insulting.
     
  14. WestVanHan
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    I'm curious about this 30' drilling rig you plan to mount on your boat.

    U have a drawing we could see? Powering? Weight?
     

  15. mydauphin
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    LOL, I used to install these to setup moorings but not at 30 feet. In about 15 feet of water, the ground was mucky, I used a 20' pipe and basically hammered them down with a sledge hammer. If you run a water hose down the center of the pipe you can use the jetting action of the water to help. If you had to screw them down, then I suppose you can make a notch in pipe and then turn pipe from top. Seems like a lot of work. Depending on ground conditions, if it soft or mucky, I would go with an upside concrete pyramid.
     
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