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Old 02-14-2017, 04:54 AM
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Originally Posted by captglasshole View Post
If you are anchoring around structure, try a wreck anchor with a zip tie.
Ok, I am not familiar with a "wreck anchor" what is that? How do you attach the ziptie? I'm guessing a medium sized ziptie so it will break off if it gets struck.
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Old 02-14-2017, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by rjstrickjr View Post
Ok, I am not familiar with a "wreck anchor" what is that? How do you attach the ziptie? I'm guessing a medium sized ziptie so it will break off if it gets struck.
I'll try my best to explain it. It's a 4 "claw" or grappel anchor with a "loop" attached to the top shaft of the anchor at the same end with 4 claws. Ziptie your chain to the bottom "loop" of the anchor so its now attached permanently at the top loop (the one by the claws) and temporarily at the bottom loop with the zip tie. When you are ready to pull anchor, drive past the rode and once the ziptie breaks it will pull the anchor out from the top as opposed to trying to pull from the base. I haven't lost an anchor yet. If I remember, I'll slip by the boat tonite and take a picture and show you my set up.

if you google "wreck anchor" and check out the images you will see what I mean.
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Old 02-14-2017, 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by captglasshole View Post
I'll try my best to explain it. It's a 4 "claw" or grappel anchor with a "loop" attached to the top shaft of the anchor at the same end with 4 claws. Ziptie your chain to the bottom "loop" of the anchor so its now attached permanently at the top loop (the one by the claws) and temporarily at the bottom loop with the zip tie. When you are ready to pull anchor, drive past the rode and once the ziptie breaks it will pull the anchor out from the top as opposed to trying to pull from the base. I haven't lost an anchor yet. If I remember, I'll slip by the boat tonite and take a picture and show you my set up.

if you google "wreck anchor" and check out the images you will see what I mean.
Outstanding! Thank you.
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Originally Posted by rjstrickjr View Post
Outstanding! Thank you.
You can do the same sort of thing with a Danforth type anchor!...
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Ordered a new cylinder head for the starboard engine.
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Ordered a new cylinder head for the starboard engine.
What happened?!...
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Had the hull waxed and annual service done.
She is ready for the Bahamas again
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Ordered a new cylinder head for the starboard engine.
What type of engine?
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Old 02-14-2017, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by captglasshole View Post
I'll try my best to explain it. It's a 4 "claw" or grappel anchor with a "loop" attached to the top shaft of the anchor at the same end with 4 claws. Ziptie your chain to the bottom "loop" of the anchor so its now attached permanently at the top loop (the one by the claws) and temporarily at the bottom loop with the zip tie. When you are ready to pull anchor, drive past the rode and once the ziptie breaks it will pull the anchor out from the top as opposed to trying to pull from the base. I haven't lost an anchor yet. If I remember, I'll slip by the boat tonite and take a picture and show you my set up.

if you google "wreck anchor" and check out the images you will see what I mean.
I built one today! I only had enough #4 rebar for 3 claws but I think it will work. Even mounted the bender that's been in the box for at least 6 months. I knew that thing would come in handy one day.
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I finally got the housing back from the machine shop so I assembled the PTT. Three of the Four bolts broke off when I tried to loosen them but it's all better now with new o-rings and seals. Waiting on the postlady to bring one m-ore o-ring and then I can mount it back on the boat.
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Old 02-14-2017, 03:32 PM
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What happened?!...
03 df140. Fellow I bought it from was less than truthful we'll just say when it comes to maintenance practices during his period of ownership. Started getting water in the oil 2 months after I bought it, especially on the the #4 cylinder. Ended up being a hole in the exhaust valve port into the water jacket. Internal anodes were never changed so corrosion started attacking the head. $1000 for new head with valves and cams. Not the end of the world but still not happy about it either.
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So, since today was my birthday, i figured i would take the day off from work and spend it on the lake. Cast till my arm fell off and caught this one little guy out from out from under a dock. This is what I saw on thr graph first thing this morning but was unable t get them to bite. I was chasing stripers. All in all, a bad day on the water is still better than a great day at work...
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Old 02-14-2017, 04:40 PM
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I watched it sit on the lift while I walked out the door to work...again.
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Working on getting the down rigger mounted up.
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Put the cover back on it,
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Old 02-14-2017, 07:20 PM
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rebuilding 1977 Formula tinted the windows starting to rig new 200hp Suzuki's
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Prepped and tested ditch bag for my new to me cruiser.
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Old 02-15-2017, 06:17 PM
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Old 02-15-2017, 06:30 PM
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I lusted after it watching it sit in the driveway. I was going to clean and buff it but it rained.
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