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Sailor
Homeport:
Prairie Village, Kansas
About Me:
sailor since 1979. lived aboard for a year
Current location:
Ft. Pierce FL
Destinations visited:
too numerous to name
Looking to:
sail to Mexico from Maryland

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At 7:52pm on March 30, 2009, Paul Jones said…
Tom,

A Technique I've used when my windlass quit was to take a long dock or other line from the rode to the primary winch. Use a rolling hitch on either chain or rope and bring it back to the cockpit. It is easier if someone drives the boat over the anchor. it works single handed too, though. power slowly in the direction you think the anchor is. stop, take in the slack, the reposition the boat. depending on scope, you may have to retie the line to the rode several times. The good thing about shallow florida water is you don't need much rode out. Is this clear?
At 2:06pm on March 29, 2009, Capt Tom said…
Paul,

Thanks for noting my anchoring question! Essentially I have a 35# CQR for the main anchor on my Allied Princess 36 Ketch. The manual windless is experiencing some "issues" which I can't afford to address.

However, down here in Florida there is A LOT OF SHALLOW Water, and I find difficulty getting the anchor back aboard. when I was on the ICW I would end up anchoring most ever night somewhere, and many days it took over 2.5 hours to get the anchor free. I know being on a solo passage complicated the pprocedure, but ther has to be abetter way to retrieve the hook.

Hope that clarifies the question.

Capt Tom & Queen Olivia
At 8:14pm on February 15, 2009, LOLA said…
new group similar to yours has started called ...Digital-Arts

Thought may be duplicate?
At 7:32am on January 31, 2009, Paul Jones said…
I had a Chesapeake Bay Retriever I named Halimeda. I found the name in a name your baby book; it said it meant “of the water or loves the water.” When we bought Halimeda in 1997, we thought the name fit. I sold Halimeda in 2000 after living aboard for a year and sailing from Florida to Trinidad and up to the Chesapeake. See www.halimeda.com I bought her back last year and sailed her from the Chesapeake to Florida. See www.kcjonz.vox.com I live in Kansas.
At 10:59pm on January 30, 2009, LOLA said…
Welcome..tell me about your boat...and name.
 
 
 

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