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    On this day 3 years ago we woke up in a spot closer to shore than where we went to sleep. Anchor dragged in Dover Harbour.

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    What sort of anchor?

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    CQR. In mud. It was quite windy.

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    CQR is supposed to be fine in mud. It's all Masina's ever had. Hmmm ....

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    I ditched mine, well stowed it, and got a newer design, can't remember what's it's called. It's great, complete confidence.

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    I have a Lewmar 10kg. Excellent so far but it's never been seriously tested.
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    Arawana had a Bruce (possibly two Bruces or a Bruce and a Frankk but I digress) with a Danforth as backup. The Bruce anchor held well except when it really mattered, in strong gusty winds in a cove on a weedy sand bottom. I'm not sure in the same conditions what would have been a better anchor though.
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    South Australian boats mostly use a traditional fisherman's anchor, to cut through the weed and dig into the sand.

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    Day 5 on Leofleda saw some spirited sailing, and the obligatory very hard farewell smack on the head from the boom, as mentioned earlier.

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    I currently have a Fortress, Danforth-style anchor as the ready-to-go anchor. I also have a Super Sarca that I'll take on trips, and keep the CQR as a spare. The Fortress holds well in anything around here - sand and mud, and it's very light, easy to handle and clean, so great for local use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Day 5 on Leofleda saw some spirited sailing, and the obligatory very hard farewell smack on the head from the boom, as mentioned earlier.

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    I just can't seem to keep Redwing looking that good. I'll repaint the deck and next time I use epoxy or some sealant I end up with blobs on the deck.
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    Just come off duty, though still on standby. Humidity is through the roof and my uniform is soaked. ..it's just not nice.
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    I still use my trusted 35 CQR aboard WB which is still a pain to break out even in sand ,always requiring the windlass or the engine.

    Here is one for Greg a pristine extensively cruised 1967 NZ built Kauri planked H28 owned by Mike for 40 years. She was completely rigged in Dux by her owner five years ago.

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    Retracting bowsprit complete with a endless furler and Dyneema Hanks .

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    I would love to have that high field lever on WB.

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    Last edited by auscruisertom; 01-24-2020 at 07:51 PM.

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    Last one with the superbly engineered DIY Windvane.

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    Lookth very nithe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    I just can't seem to keep Redwing looking that good. I'll repaint the deck and next time I use epoxy or some sealant I end up with blobs on the deck.
    It probably helps that Leofleda is not constantly being rebuilt! She did get a new deck a few years ago, and most of the cockpit at the same time. Original was canvas over ply. I think the ply edges were only treated with red lead, not epoxy. The new deck is dynel over ply so should be good for at least the next 50 years or so I'd say. But she has always been well maintained, and Dad did well to sell her before the upkeep ran away from him.

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    You might have something there Phil. I got Redwing all excited for a bit there today....I ran the outboard for a while. Even Fred on the Alan Payne alongside stuck his head and asked if I was going out.
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    It will be quite a while yet before Balia shakes off her earthly ties and breasts an ocean swell again.

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    Hi Guys
    I have just looked at this thread for the first time. I sail a Cape Henry 21 from the CYCSA. She is a gaff cutter and the smallest boat in the marina, and one of the few wooden boats.I also have an 11m motorsailer but unfortunately she has to go soon. I look forward to reading what you blokes get up to. Cheers Ron

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    IMG_2424 (002).jpgI meant to upload a photo. Ron

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    Inverloch Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta 2020
    We employed Hartas Productions, a producer of great sailing videos to document ours this year.

    https://www.facebook.com/southgippsl...1360937389010/

    Two and a half days, a treasure hunt race and a match race, but no one wanted to go home. I left the club at 5, there were still some there.
    Successful we think.

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    Welcome aboard Ron.

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    Welcome Ron!

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    Great to have you aboard, nice boat the CH21 did you build her?

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    Welcome Ron.
    The social contract that bestows authority both moral and legal on our political leaders is struck on the trust that they know what they are doing and will always act in our best interests:

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    Hi Ron, welcome. We are almost neighbours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Hi Ron, welcome. We are almost neighbours.

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    I thought that when I saw his location.
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    I did build my Cape Henry 21. I wasn't using my motorsailer much, and am really enjoying a smaller boat. I launched 'Sealion' late December 2018 and sail her every week.

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    Gday Ron. Nice boat!
    When I first joined WBF they made me write a book to prove I was a real yachty. I was so gullible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron jesche View Post
    I did build my Cape Henry 21. I wasn't using my motorsailer much, and am really enjoying a smaller boat. I launched 'Sealion' late December 2018 and sail her every week.
    Well done on building a truely beautiful and functional design.
    I hear what you’re saying I have found owning two boats challenging, and in my case the small one was used more frequently, meanwhile the big one was neglected.

    Do you normally fly the large jib (Genoa) or do you also the cutter rig?
    I find on my WB the jib and staysail combination is superior on all points ,versus to running even a large Overlapping 150%Genoa.

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    I use the Genoa when the forecast is for below 15 knots. The citter rig looks fantastic and is what I start with on windoer days. Both the Staysail and flying sails are on endless line furlers so I don't have to leave the cockpit.

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    She looks great there! Excellent job and that's a lovely shot!

    Rick

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    Repeated photo from the bilge but...
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    We really needed this. Nothing like what you guys face and are facing but it's been getting nerve wracking.

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