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  1. #1
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    Default An anchoring heads up.

    Here is a good reminder to look after the little things:


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    Default Re: An anchoring heads up.

    So much for encapsulated keels

    Would a bolt-on have survived better?

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    Default Re: An anchoring heads up.

    While the loss of the boat is sad I wonder who taught them that the chain should ONLY rely in the windlass. Lots of comments on YouTube about that.
    Cynical Scottish very nearly retired engineer who sails a Gib'Sea 96.

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    Default Re: An anchoring heads up.

    Very sad indeed. Interesting to note that, during the sketch drawing stage, it is mentioned that the whole anchor chain was dumped on the sea bed as the securing rope in the locker failed. However in the shots of the salvage team initially preparing the boat there is still an anchor chain shown going from the stem head into the water.
    Gosport NCI - Call us on Ch 65 for a radio check if passing.

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    Default Re: An anchoring heads up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tradewinds View Post
    So much for encapsulated keels

    Would a bolt-on have survived better?

    Doubt it, guess you just have to take a view. If you really want to run into land, a steel boat is probably best.

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    Default Re: An anchoring heads up.

    More seriously

    Use a snubber, despite what others do (or not do).

    There is nothing wrong with belt AND braces.

    Snubbers fail - we actually use a snubber (or bridle in multi speak) and a chain lock.

    Jonathan

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    Default Re: An anchoring heads up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Neeves View Post
    More seriously

    Use a snubber, despite what others do (or not do).

    There is nothing wrong with belt AND braces.

    Snubbers fail - we actually use a snubber (or bridle in multi speak) and a chain lock.

    Jonathan
    We use a snubber to snub and a short length of dyneema to keep the load off the windlass should the snubber break. Only been doing this recently as the snubber is getting old so risk off snapping more likely. Our windlass has a clutch and break which reduces the risk of chain run out anyway.
    I dont think any keel on a boat would survive the way that boat was dragged over the reef. The salvage team were very poor. They seem to inflict most of the damage. The boat didn't look well built in the first place. The way the chain plates pulled out was shocking!

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    Default Re: An anchoring heads up.

    Hope he was insured. Looks like a constructive total loss to me.

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    Default Re: An anchoring heads up.

    Quote Originally Posted by doug748 View Post
    Here is a good reminder to look after the little things:
    I wouldn’t call anchoring and relying entirely on a friction clutch on a windlass a “little thing”. It’s a fairly basic and very major “no no” I would think.
    Hope the insurance doesn’t consider it negligence.

    Like others on here it is snubber and a second chain shackle for us overnight and/or unattended. And at least the chain shackle even for lunch.

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    Default Re: An anchoring heads up.

    Quote Originally Posted by dunedin View Post
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    Hope the insurance doesn’t consider it negligence.

    ....

    According to the text on YouTube they are not insured.

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