Sharing video Oceans Episode 1: Sea of Cortez

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Retired and now moving on from the cruising life jeeps, adventure bike, gardening, and travel. Always in search of the next great adventure!
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2 Responses to Sharing video Oceans Episode 1: Sea of Cortez

  1. Dick Treanor says:

    OK guru of boating, now what. The article on anchoring was very interesting, but poses too many questions and problems right now. Are you following up on it? Are you going to convert to a Danforth, Fortress or Max for your main anchor so you can penetrate both soft and hard bottom? Are you going to carry 2 main anchors? One for hard bottom (Bruce, CQR, Delta, Rocna) and one set for soft bottom (Danforth/Fortress)? Are you going to convert to cable? How much? How are you going to pull up the cable? Different windless? How carry the cable (around a large commercial/fisherman’s drum on the foredeck)? Author suggests a 3 strand nylon rode 3 ft longer than the cable to act as a shock absorber. How do you suggest pulling up and stowing BOTH the 3 strand and the cable at the same time? I can’t think of a solution.

    So, article is interesting. I do not dispute his findings, penetration/penetration/penetration is the hub of the whole anchoring system. Despite Chapman, Vigor, Peter Smith, etc, etc findings. But now what? Too hard to implement. Best I could think of is 2 anchors on the bow, one for hard and one for soft. This I would be willing to do. After this I would favor 100/200 ft of chain and rest 3 strand nylon so the nylon rode acts as the rode and shock absorber, after the 100/200 ft of chain is deployed. Screw the fact that cable is easier to assist penetration. Cable creates too many problems for me right now.

    So, guru….what are you suggesting? Dick


    • trawlercat says:

      As I reply we are on the way to Isthmus Catalina island for those not familiar. is on her cell phone and watching watchingwatching a movie. So much for her usually telling the world that she gets seasick. I have as a primary an Australian anchor from a large catamaran. It has a large stainless tip on it for deep penetration. My 66# cqr from Scotland is our secondary and a large danforth is backup all with rode. More to follow. We have all chain and no reason to change now. PS. We need waypoints for trip down. I was working on that task last night. Do you have routes already to go?

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