Anchoring & Mooring

More Anchoring & Mooring

  • Managing the Manson as a Working Anchor
    During the initial swap, I couldn’t help but notice how much more fluke area the Manson provided compared to the...
  • Is Hand-stitched, Nylon Webbing Strong Enough?
     Subscribers OnlyRope is the mainstay of sailboat rigging, and knot-craft and splicing are the marks of a seaman. Sewn joins are also...
  • Sherardizing Alternative
     Subscribers OnlyIn order to impart corrosion resistance to steel, the items are commonly galvanized, immersed in a bath of molten...
  • Armorgalv vs. Hot-Dipped
     Subscribers OnlyAs part of our investigation into anchor chain and its attachments (see PS January 2015 and June 2014 online), we...
  • Does G70 Have Risk of Hydrogen Embrittlement?
     Subscribers OnlyMention galvanized G70 chain in any discussion, and one of the first comments will be a question of the risks of...
  • Anchoring in Squishy Bottoms
     Subscribers OnlyPractical Sailor carried out its own series of anchor tests in a mud bottom in 2006 (see April 2006 and October 2006...
  • Galvanized Coatings Test
     Subscribers OnlyCorrosion attacks anchor chain long before it has reached the end of its useful life, and corrosion begins as soon...
  • Estimating Coating Thickness
     Subscribers OnlyThere are no industry standards for how thick a galvanized coating should be on an anchor chain or mooring chain, and...
  • Looking into High Test Myth
     Subscribers OnlyIn recent years, our chain tests (see PS September 2006, July 2007, July 2008, and October 2012 online) were limited...
  • PS Asks ‘Who Would Even Consider G7 Chain?’
     Subscribers OnlyThe value of catenary varies with the depth of the water. In shallower waters, bottom friction replaces gravity as a...

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