Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: What size of anchor Rockna for Maramu.

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS

Hi Kent.  I was shown a method that I use. 10 meters of chain connecting the anchors. 12 meters of floating rope shackle to shackle (floating so it doesn't tangle) conecting the anchors. Bring number one anchor up on windlass. Shackle it. Release gypsy. Put rope around smooth windlass winch and use windlass to pull up. Still have to do the last bit by hand.
Hope this helps.
Sm 299 Ocean pearl 


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From: pepinoamel
Date:22/02/2016 04:23 (GMT+12:00)
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: What size of anchor Rockna for Maramu.


Hi Kent,

I'm afraid it does involve a bit of bending over and my back is also not too good.  So I don't really know an easy way but the way I do it is:

1. I use 10 metres of 10mm chain on the Guardian.  I have to reach along the Rocna to get to the front of it and attach the chain to the Rocna . I then lower the Guardian by lifting it over the railing into the water.

2. When retrieving it, the Rocna comes up all the way in its usual position with the chain hanging over the back of the fluke.  I then attach a 10mm line to the Guardian chain, just in front of where the chain is attached to the Rocna, and bring that line around to the starboard roller to the cleat.  This is a safety precaution because when you unshackle the Guardian chain from the Rocna you could easily drop it.

After that I unshackle the chain from the Rocna and bring the Guardian in on the starboard roller.

It's not back saving but I'm not doing it every day and it certainly feels better at times to have a second anchor out.

Gerhard Hoffmann

Pepino SM381

Evia, Greece

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