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by terrulian
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: GV10 Sept 2018 “Offcuts" Splashed
Replies: 56
Views: 2841

Re: GV10 Sept 2018 “Offcuts" Splashed

You did right to use the zip tie. I don't know what the reasoning is behind that design. Actually, I do, but I don't think it is a good idea. I think another actual Danforth or West Marine knock-off of similar size may be a good investment. I think your main problem was lack of scope, though. In eig...
by terrulian
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: GV10 Sept 2018 “Offcuts" Splashed
Replies: 56
Views: 2841

Re: GV10 Sept 2018 “Offcuts" Splashed

There is no way to protect the bottom from an anchor, no matter what you use as rode. The least damage will be done by proper scope, or on a fixed mooring. You can get away with 5/1 with all chain unless the wind really pipes up, but as you say, if you're anchoring over a bottom you'd like to protec...
by terrulian
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: GV10 Sept 2018 “Offcuts" Splashed
Replies: 56
Views: 2841

Re: GV10 Sept 2018 “Offcuts" Splashed

The main disadvantage of too much rode occurs in crowded anchorages. You can't be swinging into people. Or boats. 8O The other disadvantage is when a change in wind direction may put you too close to a lee shore. The length of chain does two things besides the one you described, which in itself is a...
by terrulian
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: GV10 Sept 2018 “Offcuts" Splashed
Replies: 56
Views: 2841

Re: GV10 Sept 2018 “Offcuts" Splashed

Fair WX pilot: How much rode did you have out when you were dragging? Did you set it by backing down? A five pound Danforth should be enough on that boat; scope of 7 to 1 ought to do it; but in 19 feet that's over 130 feet. You don't need giant rope, however, 3/8" nylon is more than strong enough wi...
by terrulian
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Your next build?
Replies: 9
Views: 188

Re: Your next build?

Yep, it's real.
Dude needs a tan.
by terrulian
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: I wish I'd had this on my build
Replies: 1
Views: 88

I wish I'd had this on my build

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=12&v=NiqQR9n-69Y https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t45.5328-4/c0.0.500.500a/52902382_2276893259021725_7797200048541925376_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_oc=AQmYTKLFcHeFcjn8UNlA2IbB1f1YhuMdkaAOOh9IdT_cgTRhePVtG-SQ0UTcO6ivn2_HAR1EcvQV6KIuhCeCghRW&_nc_ht=sconten...
by terrulian
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Maiden
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Maiden

Just saw the movie last night. My memory is still pretty good, but I don't recall seeing a better sailing movie, even the fiction ones.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AecVJ3Br4zc
by terrulian
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Your next build?
Replies: 9
Views: 188

Your next build?

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by terrulian
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1237
Views: 31118

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

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by terrulian
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 1101
Views: 61839

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Excellent news, Karl! A great outcome in every way. I too will be looking forward to a lot more photos and videos and records of your adventures. For some reason, the one mistake and probably the only dumb one I've never made on a boat is dropping my keys in the water. Maybe I shouldn't have said th...