Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchoring in deep water in the S Pacific.
Oh, misunderstanding on my part. So you leave it all connected and run the rope rode down the hawsepipe into the chain locker and drop the chain in on top of it? ALAN said his was permanently attached, too, but I didn’t stop to think exactly what that meant.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Seems like the rode wouldn’t go in very efficiently and would fill the bottom of the chain locker. When the chain went in it wouldn’t have the divider there to encourage the chain to flake. Sounds like a mess in the making.
I had envisioned letting all but about 5m of chain out, snubbing the chain, pulling the chain up out of the locker and attaching the rode to the end. Reversing that on retrieval.
Either way sounds like a potential problem in the making.
I guess it will all come to be easier than it sounds, but I’ve gotta say, it makes me anxious.
On Aug 12, 2018, at 6:01 PM, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
You can't use a thimble and shackle, they wont fit out of the hawse pipe. You have to do a splice onto a thimble anyway so splicing to the chain is no big deal.
SM 299 Ocean Parl
On 13 August 2018 at 09:38 "Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: