#1085 Ongoing Restoration Pictures

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northerncaller
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Re: #1085 Ongoing Restoration Pictures

Post by northerncaller » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:50 am

Hey Peter

Have been looking at the fantastic snaps of your restoration project and noticed that, when launched, there was no anchor present. What have you done with it? I only ask because I'm finding mine a bit of a pain while working on the foredeck, especially with the windlass in situ. With no anchor locker, do most owners keep it in a cockpit locker, with an easily undoable shackle for quick transfer to the chain. But then, if the shackle was new enlough to be loosened and tightened by hand it might loosen under load, because it wouldn't be moused. Your views would be appreciated.

Mike

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prjacobs
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Re: #1085 Ongoing Restoration Pictures

Post by prjacobs » Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:49 am

Hi Mike,
That's one of those things I'm presently working on, looking for a satisfactory solution. I have a 10kg Bruce that i love, but it's too big to sit on the foredeck, same as the 25lb CQR. A nice flat Danforth hung from the pulpit might be nice, but around here they drag easily because of the type of sea weed we have.
So right now I'm thinking about using a 7.5kg Bruce that will sit well in the original anchor roller. I did replace the wee bronze roller with a Delrin one made as big as would fit, and with a deep narrow slot for the Bruce shank. All I need now is a bracket bolted to the deck to hold the tail end,
something like this:
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Most of our anchoring is done for short periods and under good conditions. For an overnighter I'd swap the 7.5kg for the 10kg just to be safe. On the shackle pin you can use a zip tie as a temporary safety fastener or better yet a short length of ss wire.

But for now both Bruces are in the cockpit locker and have to carried forward to set.

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Re: #1085 Ongoing Restoration Pictures

Post by Bob McGovern » Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:03 pm

Have you considered a stern anchoring solution? Especially handy when solo, and used by our Scandinavian friends in fjordland.;) British Columbia is sorta like that. Maybe someone will post photos of theirs; IIRC, Ydalir has an especially smart stern pulpit anchor arrangement. Once you have stopped, you can always walk the rode up to the bow chocks if desired.

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Re: #1085 Ongoing Restoration Pictures

Post by northerncaller » Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:51 am

Thanks fellas. Interesting points. You're a mine of information!

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Re: #1085 Ongoing Restoration Pictures

Post by prjacobs » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:48 am

Just a note to say I have changed my web page to a new address:
http://www.mostlyaboutboats.ca

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Re: #1085 Ongoing Restoration Pictures

Post by dahlke » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:49 pm

Peter, don't know if you are aware of this. Your restoration project has been mentioned in "Ballad bladet" (small quarterly magazine published by the Danish Ballad association) :-)

http://www.ballad.dk/~/media/Ballad/Fil ... d%204.ashx
Mads
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Re: #1085 Ongoing Restoration Pictures

Post by prjacobs » Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:41 pm

Thanks, that is a neat newsletter. I enjoyed the trip logs from Birgit and Henrik from Svanemøllen. With a little help from Google Translate we managed to read them. The pictures of the areas they traversed are amazingly like the country side around here where I sail in Southern Coastal British Columbia!

I notice the Newsletter mentions (referring to my pictures) "I do not know the story but the pictures speak almost for themselves 2011-2013"
For the fullnstory check out http://www.mostlyaboutboats.ca

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