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What a drag!
Jun 2004 p180  (1.00 pages)
Category: Humour
Author: Andy Liney confesses
Description: Confessions: How I cruised 60 miles with my anchor deployed
Her top speed suddenly dipped, her trim seemed awry and then her steering went berserk. What strange cosmic force had taken hold of this boat?
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Hull resistance
Jan 1997 p46  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Construction & design
Author: Andrew Simpson
Description: Going About Speed, Ratio, Drag
Speed bonny boat - an efficient boat isn't necessarily one with a startling turn of speed, Devillish drag - 'hull resistance', Skinny dipping - Skin drag is easy to comprehend, Making waves - nothing is created without cost.
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More less drag
Jul 2001 p85
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Category: Gear & equipment
Author: Tony Jones
Description: Talking Shop
Bar graph comparing hydrodynamic drag
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Which anchor works best for you?
Dec 2010 p70-71  (2.00 pages)
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Author: Nigel Calder
Description: Cruising tech
How often does your anchor drag? Would you trust it to hold while you spend an evening ashore? Do you need several? Pros and cons of anchor types - CQR, Delta, Fisherman's anchor, Bruce, Rocna and Manson, Danforth and Fortress.
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Less drag; less weight
Jun 2001 p102
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Category: Gear & equipment
Author: Tony Jones
Description: Talking Shop
Dynalift stepped hull for less drag and revised epoxy laminate for less weight (keywords: Marine Dynamics, High Modulus of Auckland)
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A hull lot of bother
Dec 2011 p112  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Humour
Author: Mark Lavin
Description: This boating life - Confessions
British boaters' new life down under promised new cruising opportunities, but instead proved to be a real drag.
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A night in drag
May 2006 p34-35  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling
Author: Mac McDiarmid
Description: Sailing Skills - Learning Curve - Holding fast
Running for shelter off the West Coast of Scotland, Mac found a popular anchorage and made doubly sure his Rival 32, Morwenna, was going to stay put.
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Drag race
Aug 2009 p92-93  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Handling / Practical
Author: Tony Jones
Description: Boatmaster skills - What now skip?
The anchor has dragged, leaving you precariously poised. What would you do?
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Ahead of the curve - Fin stabilisers
Sep 2014 p84-85  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Buyers' Guide / Gear & equipment / Handling
Author: Greg Copp
Description: New tech: The latest marine engines and innovations
Can new zero-speed, curved fin stabilisers create less drag and end rock and roll?
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To have and to hold
Feb 1995 p62-64
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Category: Seamanship & safety
Author: Anthony Palmer
Description: Practical seamanship - Learning curve
Anthony finds himself in an exposed anchorage witnessing near-misses as a parade of yachts drag their anchors.
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Will my anchor hold?
Jul 2002 p78-81  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Buyers' Guide / Product tests
Author: Prof. John Knox
Description: Practical Cruising part 1
Experiments using anchors: SPADE, Delta, HiBlade, Bruce, Danforth, Brittany, CQR
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We dragged our anchor 40 miles
Jun 2003 p104-106  (2.50 pages)
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Category: Cruise accounts / Boat handling
Author: David and Judy Lomax
Description: Sailing Skills
Learning curve: Anchor dragging experience
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new gear, this year
Nov 2001 p93-95
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Description: Southampton Boat Show
Solar system battery control, Sentry marine burglar alarm, Yacht Line boat care, Lifejacket light, Marine Pocket Anchor, DSC VHF radio, Small Yacht Instruments, Long Term Antifoul, Electric propulsion, DSC Modular VHF, Cut the Drag, GPS/barometer (keyword
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Dragging Anchors
Aug 1995 p85  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Seamanship & safety / Practical, maintenance & repair
Description: Hands On - Dragging anchors
How to minimise anchor drag, and four main ways to check you're not dragging.
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Anchors on test
Aug 2011 p81-87  (7.00 pages)
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Category: Gear & equipment / Product tests
Author: John Knox
Description: PBO Tested - Anchors
What is the maximum force an anchor will hold without moving in the seabed? Professor John Knox reveals the results of over 20 years' research into the holding capacity of different anchor types.
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Will my anchor hold?
Aug 2002 p99-104
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Prof. John Knox
Description: Practical Cruising part 2
How anchors actually work
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Slip of the hand
Aug 2009 p128  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Humour
Author: Jonathan Parker reveals all
Description: This boating life - Confessions
How can so much go wrong within a distance of four miles?
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Suddenly there was a thunderous bang!
Dec 2013 p34-35  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Cruise account
Author: Ian Redwood
Description: Learning curve
Ian was riding a flood tide towards the Needles when things went awry.. 'I saw the genoa suspended like a ghostly puppet - its sheets dancing like crazy snakes.'
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How well will my anchor hold here?
Feb 2014 p28-29  (2.00 pages)
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Author: Vyv Cox
Description: Practical Seamanship - There's more to anchoring than depth-to-chain rations. Vyv explains how various types of anchor set and hold in a range of sea beds.
Anchor types and their manufacturers. Types of sea bottom; mud, silt, gravel or stones, clay, sand, rock. Matching the variables - what to use when.
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Engine replacement - when it's time for a transplant
Mar 2000 p127  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Engines
Author: Pat Manley
Description: Engines
So you've decided you need a new engine for you boat. What do you do next? A few simple calculations can save you time as well as money. Hull drag. Hull length and speed. How much power? Propeller. Fuel consumption. Performance.
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A sudden loss of steering
Jan 2009 p54-55  (2.00 pages)
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Author: Chris Gillings
Description: Learning from Experience
Losing boat's steering in Force 5-7
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How to cope with steering failure
Apr 2013 p42-44  (3.00 pages)
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Author: Chris Beeson
Description: Practical Seamanship
When the wheel suddenly goes limp in your hands - you've lost your steering. What can you do to restore control? There are a number of actions you can take to regain steerage, or make the best of your situation.
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In praise of the kedge anchor
Sep 2009 p72-75  (4.00 pages)
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Author: Richard Hare
Description: PBO on the water - using a kedge
Making a case for the overlooked and frequently underused kedge anchor, and where and when it can be so usefully deployed
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Force 10 Parachute Sea Anchor
Feb 2002 p88
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Author: Simon Jinks
Description: New Gear
Force 10 Parachute Sea Anchor
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Frauscher 1017 GT
Apr 2013 p34-37  (4.00 pages)
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Author: Stewart Campbell
Description: Boat report - Frauscher 1017 GT
Drag your jaw up from the floor and discover one of the best-kept secrets in boating.
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Hurricane Force 12: survival thanks to a sea anchor
Jul 1998 p34
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Category: Seamanship & safety / Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Deborah Schutz
Description: Storm-busters
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The anchor... and how to survive it
Jun 1992 p68  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Humour
Author: John Passmore
Description: Humour
In the first of an occasional series taking an alternative look at seamanship, John writes about the anchor. 'It felt as if I was sitting at traffic lights and trying to frighten old ladies towing wicker baskets...We were not in gear.'
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Keeping in trim
Dec 1987 p74-77  (4.00 pages)
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Author: Ivan Chinery
Description: Practical - Trim tabs & power trim
An ever-increasing number of boats today are fitted with trim tabs or power trim. Bow high or bow low will waste fuel and ruin the handling. Ivan Chinery tells you which equipment to choose, and how to set up your boat for the best possible performance.
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Trailers can be a drag
Jul 2013 p16  (1.00 pages)
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Author: Sam Llewellyn
Description: Flotsam and Jetsam
To avoid salty hubs and expensive craneage, the Corribee Restoration Organisation arrives at an uneasy compromise.
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Motorboat karma
Sep 2008 p192  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Humour
Author: Clapton Duckpond confessions
Description: This boating life: Confessions
A boatowner's possessions are saved by a miraculous twist of fate.
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11 ways to make the most of light breezes
Oct 2013 p18-22  (5.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling
Author: Tim Bartlett
Description: Expert on board
Understand sea breeze, use the tide, use the tidal wind, look for catspaws, use traditional nav, use lightweight sheets, carry a lightweight headsail, reduce your drag, adjust the boat's angle of heel, set the genoa for light airs, set the mainsail for
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