69891Re: [bolger] RE: AS-29 for sale
- Oct 13, 2013Careful with that stern anchor. I once anchored a Morgan 41 OI. fore and aft in Longboat Pass in Fl.
We woke up at dawn with the boat sideways to a falling tide with both rodes tight as a drum . The tide runs about 4 knots and the boat was healed about 30 degrees. The lines were so tight I could not free them from the cleats. I tied a boat cushion to the aft line and cut it with a knife. It acted like a cut bow string. When the boat swung straight I used the dink to retrieve the aft anchor and rode.I then motored up on the bow anchor ,created slack and free the line from the cleat. the Anchor was so embedded in the sand bottom I had to motor over it to dislodge it.
Never made that mistake again. BTW almost all sinkings of small boats are cause by waves entering the boat from the stern being held down by a stern anchor. Careful . Rocky
From: "Mark Albanese" <marka97203@...>
Sent: Sunday, October 13, 2013 6:46:30 AM
Subject: [bolger] RE: AS-29 for sale
I'm not a more expert sailor, but can say my Michalak Jewelbox Jr. with a BW top rhythmically swings ever bit of 180 degrees.
It was suggested to me that a full bucket slung from along the rode would help.
Funny, when I mentioned the swing to another old salt, one who sails a Witholtz cat boat, he shrugged and said not to worry, they all do that.
The big house is a good sized sail. Next time I'll simply try a second anchor over the stern.
markaOn Oct 12, 2013 5:12 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
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