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Originally posted by Gordon 1430

I have a small Bruce Anchor and about 2m chain, which I leave in while sailing which has resulted in the odd swim to retrieve when the tide has come in.
it works fine apart from in a strong on onshore breeze when one of the isues is getting it deep enough when wading in.
At lee a few of us were using similar bits of kit to launch and recover and I did take mine with me and use to form a course for a bit of racing with rabbit starts or practice mark rounding etc.

Thanks Gordon - if it works at Lee, it will work very well in Salcombe with no waves etc!
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Originally posted by Do Different

How far from launch point up to safe trolley?

Would it be possible to go at it from the other direction? Stamp an anchor in at your predicted safe trolley location, then take a line down with you to take a bight on while you run the trolley up. That way there's no need to have a muddy anchor to safely stow onboard your nice dinghy.

It can be up to 250m so too far to run a rope!
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I use a small folding grapnel for my Tammie Norrie.  Anchor isn't a useful solution in an onshore wind unless the launch area shelves gently.
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If I find myself Billy No Mates I put my buoyancy aid on the ground and pull the boat up on that while I fetch the trolley. It works well if there are no waves. Alternatively lift it mostly clear of the water and roll it on its side
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What's needed here is a substantial anchor with a buoy attached so it can be used on the way out and on the way back in, why I didn't think of this before... Thanks for bringing this up it's always a pain in the neck, particularly after you've run out of idle youf to carry you and your boat into the water on their heads until you float off.
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Reading this , really makes me glad I am just a simple pond monkey  Smile
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For me, it's not so much pond v sea as the abscence of jetty to tie up to ,and a boat that falls over if its left alone.
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Originally posted by iGRF

What's needed here is a substantial anchor with a buoy attached so it can be used on the way out and on the way back in, why I didn't think of this before... Thanks for bringing this up it's always a pain in the neck, particularly after you've run out of idle youf to carry you and your boat into the water on their heads until you float off.


But if the tide is out when you launch, the anchor could be in 20 foot deep water when you come back in? You'd need a series of buoys up the beach.
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You could have a float on sufficient rope, pull it up and redeploy close to shore, worse when the tide is falling 'cos it'd be halfway up the beach  Embarrassed
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gordon 1430 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Feb 21 at 10:12am
Hi Rupert
You practice your man over board skills and collect it then drop it again in hopefully the correct place, sometimes I have been over cautious and had to swim to retrieve the buoy and anchor once boat is ashore.
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