Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor and chain
Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
You probably saw the boat that was holed sitting next to the Chandlery at Peakes. There is an article in Offshore this month about Ivan and one mans loss, but it really doesn’t do justice to the damage done. Because of Ivan, about 90% of the roofs are new and very pretty. Also regarding chain, I upgraded to the Rocna as well and upgraded the chain to 3/8 HT. I changed the gypsy to accommodate to the longer link. I also added a portside anchor roller and moved my CQR there. Neither anchor is in the way and makes it possible to do a Bahamian moor. I would double check the strength of the swivel between the anchor and chain. Many swivels and shackles that fit the chain have a lower MWL and breaking strength than the chain. I also added two zincs on the exposed chain near the anchor. Loved the Bruce anchors in the Chesapeake. Just drop it, pay out 30’ and walk away. Sets every time because of the mud bottom . Not so good in coral, rocks. Still carry he 33.
Bali Hai SN24
Stuck in Annapolis
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, September 26, 2014 9:32 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor and chain
Thanks , Annsophie,
Darn, I guess that means I'll have to get a Facebook account. I've been avoiding it up til now.