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Re: Lynx Nov BAHAMAS!! / Made it to Bimini Bahamas!!
« Reply #40 on: January 24, 2008, 07:02:48 PM »
Hmmmm, I will have to get back to you on that in a few days, weeks or months.
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Re: Lynx Nov BAHAMAS!! / Made it to Bimini Bahamas!!
« Reply #41 on: January 25, 2008, 07:36:41 AM »
Hi Lynx,

     Before I spent 6 weeks cat sitting, I had planned to stay in the Bahamas and ride out the hurricanes tucked up some creek, nestled in mangroves.  When I returned to living on The Edge and discovered that everyone was gone (this was August, I believe), I realized that hiding out through hurricanes by myself didn't seem so romantic.  I wanted to get the heck out of there fast.

     I pulled in to Little Sale Cay for the night while on my way to West End for my push across the Stream to Florida.  This was a favorite anchorage but was empty at this time.  30 k winds from the south were blowing straight in on me the following morning.  I struggled for what seemed like hours to get my 20 lb plow, with 30' of chain and a 10-pound sender dislodged. 

     I spent the remainder of the day sailing in miserable weather (thunder/lightening/heavy rain) to West End.  That is another story....

     The bottom line is that I enjoyed the challenge and hustled The Edge back to BC for the winter.  The following spring, I trailered her back to Norfolk and spent the summer cruising Chesapeake Bay.  The reason I stopped cruising had to do with breaking the tip of my collar bone the following winter while skiing.

     I am originally from Maine and had two boats in Yarmouth.  You will enjoy the Casco Bay Islands. 

     Enjoy your lazy days.  I envy you....


     
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Re: Lynx Nov BAHAMAS!! / Made it to Bimini Bahamas!!
« Reply #42 on: January 25, 2008, 11:57:38 AM »
Well, bad days. HAd 1/2 one, front and rain and big wind. this will happen during the winter but it does cool it off at night into the 60's. A lot better to sleep. the souther part of the Bahamas , Georgetown, does not get as many fronts but it will be warmer and will have strong trade winds some of the time.

Thanks gltea, I have learned to use the motor to raise the anchor after hurting some muscles a few times. Works well by running enough line to the stern and letting go of the bow. I do not plan on spending the hurricane season in the Bahamas, my family would freek and so would I and besides the Erie cannal is calling. I should be headin north in Late May.

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Re: Lynx Nov BAHAMAS!! / Made it to Bimini Bahamas!!
« Reply #43 on: January 26, 2008, 02:09:49 AM »
Hi James,

     If anyone had been around when I was trying to haul that anchor up, they would have laughed their heads off.  I was running back and forth from the bow to stern in an effort to keep steering her into the wind.  Backing it off from other directions didn't work either.  I am an old taildragger pilot, I can't believe I didn't come up with the idea of running the anchor rode back to the stern ::)

     I wish I had mentioned this little episode before now. Maybe I would still own The Edge.  This was one of the reasons I sold her after I broke the tip off my collar bone.
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Re: Lynx Nov BAHAMAS!! / Made it to Bimini Bahamas!!
« Reply #44 on: January 26, 2008, 04:17:05 AM »
I know what you mean, I have done some of the same things before figureing them out. I think I will start a thread call SailFar boat handling tips. Sure is different that the big guys.
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Re: Lynx Nov BAHAMAS!! / Made it to Bimini Bahamas!!
« Reply #45 on: January 26, 2008, 08:04:17 AM »
Sarah - what do you mean by a "10' sender"?

And - do either of y'all know about using an anchor ball?
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Re: Lynx Nov BAHAMAS!! / Made it to Bimini Bahamas!!
« Reply #46 on: January 26, 2008, 08:44:27 AM »
Hi CapnK,

     I meant a 10-pound sender.  I corrected  that.  I believe it could also be called an anchor ball.  It is a weight I slide down the rode when I want to help the chain stay on the bottom.  Is this what you are referring to?  It might also be called a sentinel.  It works great.
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Re: Lynx Nov BAHAMAS!! / Made it to Bimini Bahamas!!
« Reply #47 on: January 26, 2008, 09:14:34 AM »
Oh! I see - 'kellet' is the word I use for that, but - I gotcha. :) Yo comprendo! ;D
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Re: Lynx Nov BAHAMAS!! / Made it to Bimini Bahamas!!
« Reply #48 on: January 26, 2008, 09:15:37 AM »
Gltea-

Most people refer to that weight as an anchor angel, sentinel or kellet.  :) An anchor ball is usually the dayshape hoisted into the rigging to indicate that you're at anchor during the daytime. ;)
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Re: Lynx Nov BAHAMAS!! / Made it to Bimini Bahamas!!
« Reply #49 on: January 26, 2008, 09:18:01 AM »
also known as a "kellet"
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Re: Lynx Nov BAHAMAS!! / Made it to Bimini Bahamas!!
« Reply #50 on: January 26, 2008, 09:23:26 AM »
OK, all at one time now...
"It's also called..." ;D

Dan - the anchor ball I was referring to is a whole different thing, not a day shape. Check the link, it's a good technique. :)
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Re: Lynx Nov BAHAMAS!! / Made it to Bimini Bahamas!!
« Reply #51 on: January 26, 2008, 09:31:57 AM »
Charles Brennan over on TSBB has used a similar technique for years. He's owned and sailed ( mostly single hand) the same 18 footer for going on 30 years now and has worked out a BUNCH of tricks


He made a long post sometime ago on TSBB with step by step pictures.  The BIG difference between the method you show and his, is that he has a second line leading to the rode, from the cockpit, so he can haul the anchor rode back from there, without the need to move the boat forward.

I'll see if I can find the post and get a link.
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Re: Lynx Nov BAHAMAS!! / Made it to Bimini Bahamas!!
« Reply #52 on: January 26, 2008, 09:36:53 AM »
...Another word for it is "a good night's sleep" ;)
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« Reply #53 on: January 26, 2008, 09:39:31 AM »
LOL, or, in two words: 'cheap insurance'. ;D
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Re: Lynx Nov BAHAMAS!! / Made it to Bimini Bahamas!!
« Reply #54 on: January 26, 2008, 11:35:47 AM »
Ok- found the threads posted by Charles Brennan over on TSBB on using the anchor ball. here they are, but this should REALLY be on the anchoring thread doncha think?

First set of pictures and descriptioon are here-

http://bbs.trailersailor.com/forums/tsarchives18/index.cgi?read=544133

Second post with remainder of discussion here-

http://bbs.trailersailor.com/forums/tsarchives18/index.cgi?read=544134
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Re: Lynx Nov BAHAMAS!! / Made it to Bimini Bahamas!!
« Reply #55 on: January 26, 2008, 11:37:33 AM »
Charles Brennan over on TSBB has used a similar technique for years. He's owned and sailed ( mostly single hand) the same 18 footer for going on 30 years now and has worked out a BUNCH of tricks


He made a long post sometime ago on TSBB with step by step pictures.  The BIG difference between the method you show and his, is that he has a second line leading to the rode, from the cockpit, so he can haul the anchor rode back from there, without the need to move the boat forward.

I'll see if I can find the post and get a link.

I posted here about this a while back...I now use his technique on my small boat and it works GREAT.  The first time, I had some difficulty in recovery, but that was operator error.
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Re: Lynx Nov BAHAMAS!! / Made it to Bimini Bahamas!!
« Reply #56 on: January 26, 2008, 03:39:29 PM »
I tied an anchor bouy to the end of my anchor and raise it from their with a rode to the stern. About the same tech but twice as much rode.
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Re: Lynx Nov BAHAMAS!! / Made it to Bimini Bahamas!!
« Reply #57 on: January 26, 2008, 05:47:31 PM »
Obviously, the anchor buoy technique would have trouble with an all chain rode. :)  Looks interesting otherwise, so I might try it once the boat is back in the water.
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Re: Lynx Nov BAHAMAS!! / Made it to Bimini Bahamas!!
« Reply #59 on: March 02, 2008, 11:47:54 PM »
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