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      BTW, when I posted the video and described the equipment, that was not to say I would use the method on a boat. It's really for longer...
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      The advantage of the zigzag and several related pieces of gear is that the they convert seamlessly from climbing to rappelling...
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      thinwater replied to the thread How much chain? No windlass..
      And that is the charm of anchor threads. Everyone has a one-size fits all solution! Mud or coral. 50 feet deep or 3 feet shallow. 1 ton...
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      thinwater replied to the thread How much chain? No windlass..
      Once every 3-4 years you sit down with a beer and: Cut off 1-3 links. They get corroded. Cut off 1-3 meters of rope. Whatever the...
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      Actually, his question was dead on. It is just outside of most of our sailing experience. Common among arborists, as refueler pointed...
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      Rope walking setups can be much faster and you do see them on big boats. They are more difficult to tune, so you don't see them much on...
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      3.2 mm is 1/8-inch. Aluminium, easy peasy.
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      thinwater replied to the thread How much chain? No windlass..
      I wouldn't be doing chain with no windlass. Been there, done that. I'd either upgrade or stay with rope and use a chain kellet.
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      You really want to go to something designed for LEDs and not just slap in an LED bulb. Some things can be restored and somethings are...
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      thinwater replied to the thread How much chain? No windlass..
      Consider using a loop of chain as a kellet. Free to try, if you can find ~ 20 feet of old chain. Reduces sailing at anchor. That said...
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      The answer is obvious enough, for me. Splice the cables and then paint around them. It's an anchor locker, not a church. And yes...
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      Do you mean a connection to a devise or terminal strip, or do you mean a splice? Not clear. Splice is easy. Crimp and heat shrink. If...
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      thinwater replied to the thread Failing anchor chain.
      Wow. This also supports B27's observation that the strain was not excessive. The ratio of closed loop/open loop strength is different...
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      thinwater replied to the thread Failing anchor chain.
      This is a very interesting point. Once the crack opens, the link looses about 70-80% of it's strength. This means it broke very near the...
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      thinwater replied to the thread Failing anchor chain.
      Good point. Thread drift. One I have used on several boats is a drill press vice mounted to a sheet of plywood, which is then placed in...
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