Oct 14View Source... And 20' of 1/4" chain.
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On Oct 14, 2013, at 9:30 AM, "mason smith" <masonsmith@...> wrote:
That’s interesting, Pat: Whalewatcher doesn’t sail around her anchor with the mizzen set. Wonder if it would without the mizzen. If my theory about the hull becoming a foil, developing high- and low-pressure sides, and swinging until the pressures must switch sides, then swinging the other way, the Birdwatcher’s double-endedness is a large part of the cause. So I would ask, do double-ended, flat-sided boats do this more than others? How was your Nimble 20?—did you need to set her mizzen at anchor too? (I saw one lately, on Mallet’s Bay, Lake Champlain, am trying to see if it can be bought.) ---Mason
I have a whalewatcher which is almost as high sided as an AS/29, just no raised house. I have been in an AS/29 and its sides are only a couple of inches higher above the waterline. I use the mizzen religiously as a riding sail and have experienced no problems sailing at anchor. Of course the WW doesn't have the big plumb bow...but it does have even more fore overhang, probably five feet or more.
I use a Quickset with plenty of chain and a high tensile Danforth as backup. It carries plenty of chain too.
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On Oct 12, 2013, at 8:13 PM, "Mason Smith" <goodboat@...> wrote:
The question of boats “yawing” at anchor interests me if I understand what M. soubriquet means by yawing. My Birdwatchers would swing almost 180 degrees around their anchors or a drogue, reaching high sideways speeds in the middle of the swing. Birdwatcher would take the head off a swimmer who ventured into its arc. I came to think that the hull became a foil, and developed a high- and a low-pressure side, each way. If that is the physics of yawing or swinging to a mooring, the relief might come from thwarting air flow over one side: rigging a baffle or spoiler of some kind on one forequarter. What do more expert sailors think?
It's been said that AS-xx sharpies pound at anchor in a chop, and that they yaw at anchor if they don't carry a riding sail -- and that they yaw even with a riding sail if wind and tide are contrary. How did you solve those problems on Walkure?
This is the boat that I built and sailed on the Hudson River, the Erie canal, Lake Ontario, Huron, Michigan, Georgian Bay, North Channel, Mississippi River, Ohio River, Tenn-Tom Waterway, the Gulf of Mexico from Mobile to the Keys, the ICW from the Keys to the Chesapeake. We sold her a while back to move to a bigger boat that was given to us. We were happy that she would be used and cared for, but sad to lose her. There are times when we miss this great little boat. She'll get you into anchorages no other sailboat would dare becaus e of her shallow draft. She'll never give you worries about low bridges. If you are thinking about buying Walkure, you can contact me for details on her construction, etc. Shortly before his death, we visited Phil Bolger and showed him pictures and he approved. He commented that the cut of her mainsail was about perfect, just what he designed. Any owner of this boat will never want for attention from an admiring public.
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We are selling our AS-29. Specifics can be found at http://simplysailingonline.com/index.php?page=ss182