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
To: amelyachtowners@...
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.


On Sep 26, 2014, at 7:59 AM, Ann-Sofie Svanberg kanalmamman@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


You can read about it on the Amel Yachtowners page on Facebok



SY Lady Annila SM232

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25 sep 2014 kl. 15:25 skrev "Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>:


I heard a rumor about that boat Bill.  Was it a boat that's been represented on this site?  I'd sure like to know more about what happened.


Pat, that's exactly what I did before I bought my Rocna.  I had them send me a life size drawing of the anchor, made a mockup out of cardboard, and tried it out on the roller to confirm that it would fit.  The "roll bar" snugs up against the portside vertical rollers on my boat just when the throat comes up on the horizontal roller...very secure.






From: "yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2014 3:16 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor and chain




Regarding the question about the anchor, there are at least 3 Super Maramu Bow rollers. I think that you should make a cardboard cutout of the anchor you want and see if it will fit. It may fit on your SM, but not fit on others.


There are two things that you should look at, and these two things will likely answer all of your chain questions. 



And download this file which is "Anchor Chain, Galvanized dimensions and calibration.pdf" Clicking on the following will automatically download the file:


I have seen 10mm chain measure 9mm+/- because the zinc is totally gone. Once the metal starts rusting I am sure that 10mm will get close to 8mm in some places.


I am sure that most of you know that a few months ago a Super Maramu was lost at a Pacific Atoll when his chain broke. It went on a reef and was a total loss. I do not know if the chain was defective, old, or possibly was cut by sharp coral. New chain is not that expensive when you consider what it does for you.



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