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  1. #48196
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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.
    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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    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 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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