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    Default Anchor Kit

    Some assembly required

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    Showing promise, now let the grinding begin..

    Will it have a folding stock?
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    The edges are actually pretty amazingly clean - it was cut with a CNC torch. There is some slag on the edges, but it comes off quick.
    Yup, folding or removable stocks. We are planning making a couple like the P.E. Luke ones that disassemble for storage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark0 View Post
    The edges are actually pretty amazingly clean - it was cut with a CNC torch. There is some slag on the edges, but it comes off quick.
    Yup, folding or removable stocks. We are planning making a couple like the P.E. Luke ones that disassemble for storage.

    Cheers,
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    It will be interesting to see how you work out the folding stocks.
    Those palms need sharpened, and I would have expected some weld prep to facilitate full pen welds between the arms and shank at the crown.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    That's gonna take some well thickened epoxy. Be sure to wet out the steel with neat epoxy first!

    (Or use a mig.)

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    Neat project, more pictures please!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    It will be interesting to see how you work out the folding stocks.
    Those palms need sharpened, and I would have expected some weld prep to facilitate full pen welds between the arms and shank at the crown.
    Those will be getting lots of attention with the grinder ! Murielle is making up a couple that will come apart, so those will just have removable stocks like the PE Lukes. The solid one will just have the bend on one end like you usually see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Autonomous View Post
    Neat project, more pictures please!
    Murielle is posting more pictures on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DundeeMimiJane

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    Starting to look like an anchor.


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    ^ That is one big hook.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    ~ 105 lbs

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    So that will be a 3-piece anchor in which the flukes separate from the shank? Cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Palmer View Post
    So that will be a 3-piece anchor in which the flukes separate from the shank? Cool!
    Murielle is making a couple up that separate for stowage, one will be welded solid.
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    The couple that come apart are almost complete.

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    Will galvanizing affect the fit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David W Pratt View Post
    Will galvanizing affect the fit?
    Yes, but there *should* be enough space in the fit, based on galvanizing thickness estimates.....

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    holy moly those are a ting o beauty ! now heavy ?

    oh . i see 105.
    are they both the same ?
    I just went to your FB ,wow, such a beautiful building site!
    ...and of course I started crying on your vid of your "crew" going to join you at work each morning (3 days since mine gone).
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    Mark, I carry a 100 pound fisherman on Woodwind, my 12 tonner.
    It seems like overkill to most, but the fact is, anchorages are very crowded in our modern world, at least where I go.
    Using an oversize hook allows me to sock in with absolute minimum scope,which keeps my bowsprit and steering gear out of the range of pesky charter catamarangs.
    And of course, because of tradewinds, I do not have the fouling/tripping problemo.
    The fisherman is the fastest setting hook I've ever used.It is the best for grassy/kelpy bottoms...bites through, where modern anchors with the loop thing on top ( rocna etc) get jammed...litteraly CAULKED with giant chunks of grass/kelp under the loop thingy,which renders them useless.
    Now, I do not use it all the time, and it takes a few minutes for me to get it catted(cuz i have no bona fide cat).
    bruce

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    Hi Bruce,

    So what do you figure is right for a 30 ton boat ? We sort of consider these anchors as "lunch hooks" and are planning on making up something else.
    We have 1/2" high test chain, at the moment a 400' length and a 200' length. We have a N02 windlass from D webster ( http://www.deepblueengineering.co.uk/our-projects/HIPPS ).
    Our thoughts are to make up a more modern style anchor with a removable shank for storage (Ronca - ish).

    Cheers,
    Mark

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    Lovely!

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    Mark ,my hands on experience peaks at about 20 tons, and 20 tons scares the crap outta me sometimes.So, I cannot speak expertly to twice that.

    Lotta heavy chain is great, if you have the room.
    I know your windlass is a thing o beauty, but sooner or later you are going to click click click that chain up from 80 feet deep, and that is gonna suck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    I know your windlass is a thing o beauty, but sooner or later you are going to click click click that chain up from 80 feet deep, and that is gonna suck.
    b
    We are aware that this boat is going to mean physical labour. We decided to go with the manageable workout each time we raise anchor vs the ***Fun*** it would be to have an electric or hydraulic unit fail. But yea, a smaller boat would have been smarter, but we aren't that smart.
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    Next up... a storm anchor... (that might wait until next year, these should see us fine next summer)
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    Steve Goodwin has a YouTube channel, SV Panope, where he is doing exhaustive anchor testing. No one else has come close to his work in this field. He posts his work at Sailing Anarchy too. I'd take a look at his videos before choosing a pattern to build.
    Those fisherman anchors are beautiful but the problem is they hold better in legend than in real life. The new generation anchors really are better all around.
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    Things were put aside for a bit. Folding stock was completed today. Just need to go out for galvanizing now.

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    !Brutally amazing

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    The fuch is that MJ embossed bizness ?
    Never seen any steampunkness half as cool !
    jus wonderful.

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    Nice kit. Could sell a line of those I’d bet.
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    I'd order a couple small 7-10 pounders!

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    My favorite lunch hook on my scamp is a 3 lb rockna nockoff I welded up years ago.

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    Thanks for the favourable comments. I too think Murielle nailed the "design" on these. They are very pleasing to the eye. They are based off the Herreshoff but the palm surface is a bit bigger and put a slight curve on them.

    Like most things, it don't think there is much economics in production runs for odd ball things like traditional anchors. Derek - I don't think these scale down very well, gut feeling is they need some sort of minimum mass before they become effective.

    Murielle added a ring to the solid one yesterday and they go out on Monday with all the rigging hardware for galvanization.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark0 View Post
    Thanks for the favourable comments. I too think Murielle nailed the "design" on these. They are very pleasing to the eye. They are based off the Herreshoff but the palm surface is a bit bigger and put a slight curve on them.

    Like most things, it don't think there is much economics in production runs for odd ball things like traditional anchors. Derek - I don't think these scale down very well, gut feeling is they need some sort of minimum mass before they become effective.

    Murielle added a ring to the solid one yesterday and they go out on Monday with all the rigging hardware for galvanization.

    Cheers,
    Mark
    Generally anchors scale geometrically. Foe 1/8th of the mass, halve all the dimensions. It is the pull on the rode that sets the anchor, which is why the geometry must be just so.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Like most things, it don't think there is much economics in production runs for odd ball things like traditional anchors.
    Perhaps, but David Webster seems to be doing a good job of it, among others. People will pay for artistry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cstevens View Post
    Perhaps, but David Webster seems to be doing a good job of it, among others. People will pay for artistry.
    Ha ! We bought one of his first No 2 windlasses - it's just awesome.

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    Final picture. Had to check out the fit.

    Cheers,
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    Love it!

    Great work.

    -Derek

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