Anchoring a lost art?

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Minusadegree, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. Minusadegree
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    Minusadegree Junior Member

    Here in New England with more and more cities slowly eating up anchorages with mooring balls, are anchoring skills becoming lost, art?
     
  2. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    Yes, it seems so.
     
  3. Grey Ghost
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    Grey Ghost Senior Member

    It's too bad dockage will keep going up and up and up in cost. With the economy you'd think slip rates would go down.
     
  4. viking north
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    viking north VINLAND

    In the U.S more so than Canada but the writing is on the wall here also; Between the rich ocean frontage land owners and marinas being bought up and consolidated one will not be able to reach the ocean from land or the land from the ocean. Then my Laddy the average Joe, once at sea will have to stay at sea and anchoring will again become an art. :D

    A yacht is not defined by the vessel but by the care and love of her owner---
     
  5. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Anchoring is only an art to the inexperienced.
     
  6. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Such as simple task found so difficult to many.

    Many years ago I was confused with anchoring. One day much to the amuzement of others I took my home made anchor to the beach and tied some rope to it. I pulled it around , turned it , pulled it turned it again on its back and pulled again.

    I learned more that day than ever.

    If you don't understand what the anchor is doing how can you anchor.

    Its an anchor not a magnet.
     
  7. Tynesider
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    Totaly agree, it never ceases to amaze me just how many people ask why do I have 'two' anchors when I drop anchor, when actually the rope is a 'trip wire' to my faithfull 'plow anchor'.

    The times that trip wire has saved me are countless!

    Mike
     

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  8. ImaginaryNumber
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    What is an 'Achivist'? :)
     
  9. viking north
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    viking north VINLAND

    I should qualify here -- Art in this case meanig technique -- nothing like observing or successfully achieving in one attempt the laying out of two angular spaced bow anchors or one bow one stern (easier). In both cases without the use of a dingy. While this is old hat to many of us you'd be surprised how many out there know not anchoring patterns let alone techniques. Hell, I still get a thrill and a feeling of satisfaction, sailing up to and catching my mooring :) Then again as the designer of my new craft often replys i'm just easy to please :p

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  10. Tynesider
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    Tynesider Junior Member

    Oops! well spotted :)

    Mike
     
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    viking north VINLAND

    Christ--I hope the spelling in my posts is not checked, otherwise I will have to stand in the corner with that funny hat on 24hrs. a day. :)
     
  12. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Best tip is to set it. Ie hold 30 seconds in reverse at 1/4 power then 1/2 .--take a transit and you need no movement with full power for 10 seconds.

    If you can achieve that your set.

    Edit--I hasten to add that would be a yacht with small engine and prop . Most power boats of any HP would probably be able to pull almost any anchor set at full power and I would not advise it
     
  13. troy2000
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    Anchoring is something that has drifted across my mind off and on , ever since I commissioned PAR to finish the drawings of Egress for me. I'll be launching her from public ramps and going out for days at a time on the various Colorado River system lakes, and have no intention of docking at marinas and paying their fees.

    But I have no idea at all what the requisite rules and regulations are on the lakes about when and where I can toss out a couple of anchors while using a tender to make beer and ice runs, or simply to settle in for some serious fishing....

    I'm sure the answers are out there; it's just a loose end I haven't tied up yet.
     
  14. PAR
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    Every place is different in their requirements. Some don't permit it at all, some allow over night or 48 hours stays on the hook, others typically up to 14 days and yet others don't care.
     

  15. MoeJoe
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    I'm still learning the art of anchoring in the Stockholm archipelago, a bit tricky but starting to get the hang of it.. Finding a bay/inlet with sufficient depth and sheltered from wind today and tomorrow, picking the right spot, letting the anchor out from the stern at the right time, slowly gliding towards the rock, jump ashore at the right time, catch the boat, fasten 2 lines in 90 degree angle around trees or with a wedge in the rock cracks, tighten the anchor line a bit so the boat has some clearance.. All while not raising the voice to the lady or first mate and under the watchful eyes of other sailers.. :)

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tq8NTSqKq8Y/UALpWmovh-I/AAAAAAAAEX4/ecjFCMJvW-4/s1600/1.JPG
     
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