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  1. Panope

    Anchor Geekdom

    With very rare exceptions, I test at 2.5 to 1, 3.5 to 1, and 5 to 1. Nothing sacred about those numbers. Steve
  2. Panope

    Anchor Geekdom

    Too late, Max. Sorry. Steve
  3. Panope

    Anchor Geekdom

    Just got off the phone with the owner of the Rocna. He said do whatever you want to it - in the name of science. Stay tuned. Steve
  4. Panope

    Anchor Geekdom

    Me too. We shouldn't get our hopes up. Panope will go back into the shed on Friday.
  5. On many sailboats, I see dinghys that are lashed to the foredeck and therefore blocking the fore hatch. Makes me shudder. Is my concern warranted? Are there known cases of fire death aboard sailboats with a blocked fore hatch? Steve
  6. Panope

    Anchor Geekdom

    When I had trouble with weeds the other day, the problem was not about penetration. The leafs had simply collected around the base of the shank and prevented the anchor from diving into the seabed. Mud on the toe of the anchor confirmed this.
  7. Panope

    Anchor Geekdom

    Happy to hear that a few people took the bait! I'll mention that the 2.5 lb. Mantus fouls (does not set) with only small leafs of weed. Mantus makes an 8 lb. version with their "quick connect" system. That would actually be an appropriate lunch hook. Pricey, at $360.
  8. Panope

    Anchor Geekdom

    Jordan Series Anchor?
  9. Panope

    Anchor Geekdom

  10. Panope

    Another Interesting Home Built Steel Boat

    I'm reminded of a YouTube video I once watched: French(?) hippie dude in the tropics with a steel boat that had almost no interior. It was not a shit-show. He and is lady seemed quite comfortable crosslegged on whatever part of the hull was horizontal at the time (round bilge).
  11. Panope

    Anchor Geekdom

  12. Panope

    Anchor Geekdom

    Large ship anchors must really suck. Wonder if they will ever advance past 1800's technology. Steve
  13. Panope

    Anchor Geekdom

    Ok, how much?
  14. Panope

    Anchor Geekdom

    Mid, I am not exactly sure what you are saying, but if you are implying that friction between chain and seabed accounts for significant holding power, I disagree. I have dozens of video shots of numerous anchors showing the chain lifted completely off the bottom under engine power only. All holding power must coming from the anchor. Certainly, the chain catenary is helping keep the "angle" of the anchor lower with respect to the seabed, thus increasing holding power. Steve