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rasputin

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  1. an easy thing to check is the fuel vent, when it stops undo the fuel cap then do it back up and see if it starts.
  2. Its just about hitting the tip on the seabed then moving backwards, so that the tip can start to dig in before the shaft lies on the seabed. so ensure you are moving before it hits in the senario that you are heading towards a weir you are already moving with respects to the riverbed so as long as you don't feed it out too fast it should work , I know easier said than done on a panicking boat heading towards a weir. and how you manage to accomplish this safety from the back of a narrowboat is anybody's guess. On the anchor tests I have seen the anchor chain is payed out to fast ending up with the danforth flat on the seabed hoping it will dig in Hopefully as a result of this thread some river travellers will be out there practising, Which cant be a bad thing and it would be nice to see some results back on the forum. Something I have spent several hours doing on my seaboats as in my situation good anchoring was as important as good sailing
  3. Yes but my original point included the fact that this is an unusual situation I have seen plenty of people fail to set a Danforth successfully, I have also failed when using the wrong method, My method has been successful for me and seems to imitate the scenario we have here. Once a Danforth is being dragged on a seabed it is unlikely that it will set, I suspect that this is the method used by the anchor tests that you have highlighted
  4. As I'm sure you are aware that is not a proper test What would another anchor done in the same situation. Was the anchor the right weight for the boat. Was there the correct chain weight and length etc. There are too many unknowns for you to make the assumption that a Danforth anchor is useless in this situation.
  5. Thats a hell of a misquote And if that's how you read my post it is no wonder you are objecting to it,
  6. Until we have some data for when people heading towards a weir fling various bits of metal to try and arrest their progress, we will just have to theorise.
  7. Gosh, we are turning up the gas. Why spend £300 on an anchor when a £30 or one he already has may do a perfectly adequate job? I am v aware of my monikers history And share some of his attributes.
  8. Not that this is the anchor thread, but a CQR is the worst anchor I have ever used Not sure what "speced to RYA Offshore" means
  9. Edited that for you I thought this was a discussion forum
  10. As title, Regents canal No, I don't watch This Morning, I leaned on the remote, honest. Did she have a thread for a screw top on that glass of vodKa she was drinking
  11. Did you get one for your sea boat?
  12. I am v happy to agree that Danfoths are a pain to reset due to tide or wind change, but that's not an issue here, I am also happy to agree that Rocnas etc are great anchors. I have not had a problem setting any of my Danforths Where do you stow your Rocna on your canal boat?
  13. No, What I have found I put in my earlier post, A Danforth will set if dropped in while moving, it will be difficult to set if dropped in while stationary, Have you tried?
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