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    thinwater replied to the thread Anchoring systems.
    ABYC H-40 table one is based on testing, not theory. I've had long conversations with committee members. Yes, the figures are extreme...
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    thinwater replied to the thread Anchoring systems.
    The only failures of rope rode I am aware of (please post examples!) were either chafe (bottom or roller area), or because less than 15...
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    thinwater replied to the thread Anchoring systems.
    The 8:1 safety factor for nylon rope is common and well founded in experience. That is not a mistake. The problem is that the details...
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    That is a reason to limit installation but not to prevent installation. For example, I had 200W on the hard top of my PDQ catamaran...
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    Why. Just curious, not critical.
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    Unless I'm missing something, I think it is obvious to you and all, that your charging resources are inadequate (sounds like you keep...
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    thinwater reacted to Ward H's post in the thread Keep fuel tank full? with Like Like.
    I measured my deck fill o-rings, then bought a pack of 100 from McMaster Carr. (Smallest quantity available) Life time supply.
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    thinwater replied to the thread Keep fuel tank full?.
    This is probably the most common source of water in the fuel. I've seen some fills in some really stupid places.
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    thinwater replied to the thread Keep fuel tank full?.
    Perhaps that was a joke. No, in this math it does not, really. I have also inspected a few marine tanks, same problem. I've see...
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    The core slipped out. You need to lock stitch the bury or whip the throat, same as splicing hollow core. I've see this before, on boats...
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    thinwater replied to the thread Keep fuel tank full?.
    The problem with this link is that he does not actually understand the math or the phenomenon. Some is correct, a few things he misses...
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    Personally, I like having a topping lift available as a spare halyard. It has come in handy a number of times on several boats. Snags...
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    thinwater replied to the thread Marking anchor rode.
    Then you would never sail the mid-Atlantic, or rather, you would miss a lot. Remember, there's not much swing when you only have 50' of...
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    thinwater replied to the thread Sail Track Lubricant.
    Yup, like this: Either home made or purchased. You can make your own with some luff tape and some grommets. Shooting the hose at the...
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    I would also hint that securing the rode to the windlass only (which sounds like the case) is also iffy. They've been known to run out...