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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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About wcz3176

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  1. Sinking privilidge

  2. Snubbed

    I have an original Bruce - 50kg - 55' boat. Only time it drags (so far...) is on rocky bottom in Newfoundland. There we find the same weight of fisherman is great. It seems to hook into the crevices.
  3. Snubbed

    Apologies for diversion to chain only. I have a 40' long 3 strand nylon snubber and a chain only rode. I usually only use the first few feet of snubber so the chain hook is just underwater. But if it blows up and you want to veer more chain, if you have a short snubber you have to work to haul in chain to release the snubber, and risk messing with the set of the anchor. With a longer snubber just veer more chain and snubber, re-cleat the snubber and let out some more chain. This gives a better chain to depth ratio and the longer length of snubber out gives more stretch. I sleep better too.
  4. There was that time when I screwed up...

    I seem to have a rule of thumb that the closer I am to home, the more I run aground. Familiarity breeding contempt etc. For 15 years we had a yawl that had a centerboard and drew 3'6" with it up. The course from her mooring to the yard that hauled her for the winter was through a mooring field. About 18 years ago we bought a bigger boat to live aboard with the kids for 14 months. Her draft was 6'6". Was late for an appointment at the yard, so took the same course from mooring. Low tide. Doing 5 knots. Hit a 5' rock I had no idea was there - been over it many many times in the earlier boat. So hauled new boat at yard. Had punched a hole in the keel. The fix of which was cluster #2. Aluminum boat. Figured we should flush the keel space to get rid of the salt residue, so installed a nipple with fresh water hose at the base of the keel and a drain hole at the top. Sitting in the boat in the yard while the hose was running there was a bang and a bilge geyser. Trouble was the hose pressure exceeded the outflow rate and so pressurized the keel space and blew a weld in the bilge floor over the keel. At least we were out of the water and had a good welder fix her up. We then relaunched and went from New England/ Scotland/ Azores/ Cape Verdes/ Trinidad/ Bermuda/ Labrador/ home without running aground again. And it was the best thing we ever did in terms of bonding as a family.
  5. Leaky ports

    I've had them rebedded professionally, did it myself, both times with residual leaks. So resorted to the clear silicone bead outside and it did the trick. Not proud of it, not pretty, but it ain't broke yet maybe 5 years since last go around. I think the way the port flanges tighten up is badly designed/ built, but the outside bead works for me.