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New Anchor Roller

Posted by Bryan on Monday, July 22, 2013, In : Anchor 
Just before we left Canada to make the journey, I installed the new Anchor Bow roller.  I forgot to post the info.  I was looking at Gerry's "Incredible Hull" website and was reminded.

Stainless Steel outfitters in Barrie Ontario did the work (as well as all the stainless steel work on the boat over the last 30 years)....funny story there about how small the world is.

They took the anchors and designed the roller to give us clearance underneath and well as allowing the 2 anchors to sit side by ...
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Foot Switches

Posted by Bryan on Monday, May 6, 2013, In : Anchor 
Foot switches for the anchor.  We will have three different control switches.
1.  Foot switches.
2.  Cable hand held.
3.  Cockpit helm control switch.

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New Anchors

Posted by Bryan on Monday, March 4, 2013, In : Anchor 
We have 2 CQR Anchors.  a 65lb (+?) and a 50 lb.  We wanted some variety in our choices and were impressed with everything we have read about the new Rocna anchors.  A different design, but we can't find anything bad about them.  Of course.....we haven't used it yet.  
The Danforth anchor, 22 lbs, is the emergency stop anchor.  It will be mounted on the stern rail.
Rocna 25 (25 kg...or 55 lbs)

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Anchor locker

Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, In : Anchor 

 I was trying to put pieces back on the bow of the boat.  But that stupid anchor locker divider was killing me.  I am not a small person and all my small friends were away.  Well, I figured I would just cut it out.  It was rotten on the bottom half and needed replacing anyway.....well now it surely does.

But oh, it is now so easy to install hardware on the bow.  Handrails are in, cleats, windlass, and a few other things.


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Bryan Haas

Please feel free to contact me! I grew up on the waters of the Chesapeake sailing and fishing. I was paid to work, sail, race, and sometimes live on a 51' Hinkley (they didn't really need to pay me but they offered!). I am a high school science teacher who likes to learn by doing. Used to teach at "The Sound School" in New Haven Ct. Check it out, the most amazing on- the- water school there is. I have rebuilt smaller boats from scratch, but nothing on this scale. This is an adventure. All help is greatly appreciated.

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