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69903RE: RE: Re: [bolger] RE: AS-29 for sale

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  • mkriley48
    Oct 14, 2013
      I anchored for years with a  bow and stern anchor with no problems.
      after you set the stern anchor you walk the rode to the bow!
      take most of the slack out. You need to know how to do this as there are many places that this needs to be done.
      google bahamian moor


      ---In bolger@yahoogroups.com, <bolger@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

      That's interesting.  I was going to unreservedly recommend bow and stern anchors before reading your post.  Of course, an unballasted 14' 5" Michalak Philsboat birdwatcher and a 41' Morgan are chalk and cheese.

      I anchor my Philsboat parallel to the shore, fore and aft on long scopes.  I leave the offset centreboard down to stop roll and the tiller to lee, so that the rudder is constantly trying to turn the boat into the wind.

      I've slept relatively comfortably this way on the windward side in winds gusting to 25 knots, because the open slot was parallel to the on-shore wind, so I was sheltered under the slot decks.

      I've also anchored stern too, which stops yawing, but I found the wave slap on the stern to be very annoying and of course the wind comes straight through the slot.

      So for my situation, anchoring side on rather than fore and aft, seems to be the best solution.



      ---In bolger@yahoogroups.com, <bolger@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

      Careful 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@...>
      To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
      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.


      On 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?


      From: bolger@yahoogroups.com [mailto:bolger@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of a.sobriquet@...
      Sent: Saturday, October 12, 2013 9:45 AM
      To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [bolger] RE: RE: AS-29 for sale




      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?

      A. Sobriquet

      ---In bolger@yahoogroups.com, <bolger@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

      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.

      ---In bolger@yahoogroups.com, <euriskocreekmore@...> wrote:

      We are selling our AS-29. Specifics can be found at http://simplysailingonline.com/index.php?page=ss182



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