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#232690 - 03/28/03 12:54 PM Re: 2nd Anchor Question. (it's a three parter)  
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OK men, the GRAND PRIZE goes toooooooooooo

PJ57
PJ57 hit it right on.

The ratios are

Calm seas 5-1

Normal 7-1

Rough 10-1

RODE is a nautical term for an anchor line

An anchor line is made up of line and chain.

By the way, as soon as "rope" is placed on a vessel it becomes a line.

Most of you nailed the extra credit question.

You all did great except for one guy.
I am really worried about Al.
If he is out boating and a storm comes up, by the time he runs through all of his calculations for the length of his line, height of his boat, the size of his cleat, the tide, the gravitational pull of the moon and what he ate for breakfast, he will be blown clear into Canada. ;\) \:D

Any questions class?

PS; perfect spelling gets you NOWHERE in this class. It will not help your final grade at all!


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#232691 - 03/28/03 01:27 PM Re: 2nd Anchor Question. (it's a three parter)  
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Well, sure you can use PJ's ratios if you want to just get by. ;\) Down here in South Florida we have to calculate in the additional weight and drag of the refugees hanging onto your line hoping to get pulled aboard with your anchor which requires the additional length of my 6:1, 8:1 and 10:1 calculations... :p :rolleyes:


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#232692 - 03/28/03 01:34 PM Re: 2nd Anchor Question. (it's a three parter)  
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If all here take your course, do they get certificates, for insurance discounts?

#232693 - 03/28/03 01:47 PM Re: 2nd Anchor Question. (it's a three parter)  
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And how about orange hats with "I Passed Skiboat Daves Safe Boating Course" patches?


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#232694 - 03/28/03 02:31 PM Re: 2nd Anchor Question. (it's a three parter)  
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Well, well. I guess my boaters safety class last year is paying off. A free orange hat no less. By the way SBD, I got 100% on the exam, and expect you to do as well. \:D

P.S. now that I think about it, you do not need to send an orange hat. I must have at least a dozen or so already....I've just never thought to wear one while boating.


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#232695 - 03/29/03 10:15 AM Re: 2nd Anchor Question. (it's a three parter)  
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Photo of the stern tree-tie and bow anchor style.

http://www.dettlingyachts.com/images/titlepic-d51big.jpg

#232696 - 03/29/03 11:21 AM Re: 2nd Anchor Question. (it's a three parter)  
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Hey SBD, don't worry about me. You can't get into Canada from Lake Michigan.


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#232697 - 04/01/03 04:10 AM Re: 2nd Anchor Question. (it's a three parter)  
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I always was aware of that. As for myself I only use an 50' anchor rope and I pull into coves that are less then 30' then I drop my anchor. Sometimes I feel I drift a little,, but not much to complain. Man 150' of rope is allot just for 30' ,,,, but I know from what I read is thats the way to do it.


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#232698 - 04/01/03 12:26 PM Re: 2nd Anchor Question. (it's a three parter)  
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Al, I looked on a map before I posted that (so I wouldn't look like more of a dope than I already do) and it looks like you could go from Lake Michigan through The Straits of Mackinacto into Lake Huron and then at the top or northern tip of Huron is Canada?

Yes, no ?

It also looks like you could go from Huron up into Superior.

Of course you wouldn't try a venture of this magnitude without the proper vessel. Like a Centurion for example. \:D


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#232699 - 04/01/03 01:28 PM Re: 2nd Anchor Question. (it's a three parter)  
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Dave you can make it to Canada as you described...but not from Lake Michigan. You can make it to Superior from Huron but you have to go through a series of locks and fight with all the huge freighters .



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#232700 - 04/01/03 02:29 PM Re: 2nd Anchor Question. (it's a three parter)  
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WetDoggg, you said,
"Dave you can make it to Canada as you described...but not from Lake Michigan."

Is Lake Michigan closed off at the Straits of Macinacto?


Are you saying I can't get into Huron from Michigan?

?


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#232701 - 04/01/03 03:26 PM Re: 2nd Anchor Question. (it's a three parter)  
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It is not closed off but Lake Michigan ends at the Straits of Mackinac...you then enter Lake Huron. So you can get to Canada from lake Michigan but you MUST enter Lake Huron first .


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#232702 - 04/01/03 07:50 PM Re: 2nd Anchor Question. (it's a three parter)  
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There is a big sign on the southern shore of the bridge. It says Lake Mighigan to the West, and Lake Huron to the East.

While you can navigate from Lake Michigan - through Lake Huron - to Canada, Lake Michigan is not itself connected to Canada. In fact, its the only Great Lake to be completely contained within the US (that we don't have to share with Canada).

Yes, you can also get into Lake Superior through Lake Huron, but you have to run up through St. Mary's River to Sault Ste. Marie. We did this two years ago with our Sundower, but I chickened out when we got to the Soo Locks.

Other than that, the trip through the St. Mary's River was really cool. We made a 150 Mile round trip in a single day, and passed 6 freighters on the way. The freighters there are "in the wild", and are going at cruising speed.

Its really cool to put the "hammer down" and pass those freighters going flat out.

In fact, we passed one on the left, then crossed over and passed another one on the right. They were about 1/2 mile apart when we did this though.



I have some photos of this adventure on my web page.


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2004 Mercury 270 Dinghy.
2016 Grand Design Reflection 29RS 5th Wheel
2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT 6.6L Diesel

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1999 Four Winns 268
1999 Four Winns 225
1996 Rinker 180
#232703 - 04/02/03 07:28 PM Re: 2nd Anchor Question. (it's a three parter)  
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Now the real question is, for SBD's teacher, extra credit possibly? How much anchor line do you actually carry on board?


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