Panope

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  1. Panope

    Anchor Geekdom

    You're welcome, Dogscout
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    Aluminum Anarchy

    Full disclosure: I welded NEW plates down the center of the bilge to cover the lead ballast. The original metal (not quite as shinny as the center plates) was cleaned up with a sanding wheel. Steve
  3. Panope

    Aluminum Anarchy

    Sounds like you have plenty of enthusiasm for the project, student driver. It will be worth the effort. I've got a 44 year old aluminum boat. Been in the family since new. A few years ago I gutted/cleaned the bilges and rebuilt the cabin sole with huge access hatches everywhere - highly recommended.
  4. Panope

    Coolboats to admire

    I wish Ron Howard would make one of his "accurate to the last detail" movies about it.
  5. Panope

    Coolboats to admire

    Maybe the lack of windward sailing ability and possibility of being blown away from the island (certain death) drove the decision.
  6. Panope

    What custom cruiser...if money were no object?

    Fair enough. Just don't muck it up with one of those dorky anchor prods (a proper bowsprit would be handsome).
  7. Panope

    What custom cruiser...if money were no object?

    A raked bow would help with the reserve buoyancy and keep the anchor from crashing into the topsides.
  8. Panope

    Anchor Geekdom

    Max, Nothing scientific about it. I just like to overnight in tight little coves and frequently anchor at that scope (or less) so I wanted to test similar. I have also tested the larger anchors at 2.5:1 just to test the envelope. If an anchor fails at 3:5:1, I will re-test at 5:1 I am not interested in anchors that require more than 5:1 to function. Steve
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    Anchor Geekdom

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    Anchor Geekdom

    Bollard Pull of the "small" test boat has been verified. Use the data to get an idea of the holding power of anchors that have been tested with this boat, such as the recent test of the 13 lb. Mantus Anchor. Steve
  11. I'd do that test - if the water would freeze. Old timers have spoke of driving cars on iced over parts of the Salish sea. I always assumed they were full of shit, but there is this video from 1950:
  12. Panope

    Boat Dogs - What to look for?

    I did. For better or worse, my geekness rubbed off on two friends: They adopted two of Pitot's puppies and named them EDO (airplane float manufacturer) and GYRO (short for gyroscopic instruments found in aircraft).
  13. Panope

    Boat Dogs - What to look for?

    Ok, I'll play. Pitot (yes, an English dog with a French name)
  14. Panope

    Boat Dogs - What to look for?

    Yep.
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    Boat Dogs - What to look for?

    Jack Russell.