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Gordon Laco mainstay at csolve.net
Wed Jun 2 05:59:41 PDT 2004

Hi there - 

I agree...with regards to safety and sailing performance the pulpit option
has everything going against it with only handy access for anchoring being
for it.  I recall hearing a story about a boat that while pitching in a head
sea tossed its anchor back into the cockpit.

Gord #426 Surprise

> John,
> I would not recommend a bow pulpit anchor mounting system.  I have a
> nice Danforth laying in about 250 feet of water between Grand and
> Williams islands in Lake Superior.
> Brian Zinser
> Manana #134
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> I sailed Jante II # 150 back from Ashtabula, Ohio to Detroit this past
> week.  The weather was pretty crappy and some large seas built up in
> Lake Erie.  I was hoping to see some Alberg owners at Port Clinton, but
> the west winds took us on a long northwesterly tack up to the Canadian
> shore.  
> My major lesson learned was that my new pulpit anchor mounting system is
> not trustworthy.  Repeated plunging of the bow set the anchor free.  I
> had tied the anchor chain off so we did not come to a screeching halt,
> but the result was three or four minutes of the anchor banging against
> the bow before I could harness up and retrieve it.  In the future I will
> always tie off the anchor to the top of the pulpit.
> The good side of the trip was the refurbished sails that I rigged from
> sailcare.  These were original sails from 1966 (a storm jib and jib) and
> they performed and looked like new after the rework.  I highly recommend
> the use of that company to those who do not wish to purchase new sails.
> http://www.sailcare.com/
> John Manza       
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