Mooring/Anchoring Warroora 7.8m Jackman

 G’day

We have recently changed our boat to a 7.8m Jackman Hard Top and are planning on a few trips north. One we have planned is Warroora where I’m thinking of launching at Coral Bay and motoring south to Sandy Point where I’ll have to leave her in the water unmanned overnight for the week.

Has/does anyone daisy chain picks together? I’ve done it at Sandy the lastime we were there with our 4.5m as she was pitching hard in the short chop in strong winds which really yanked on the pick even with plenty or very heavy chain and it worked well. I’ve seen a few comments on Fishwrecked about putting 2 anchors in a V or just using one big one.

Our pick is a bit light in my opinion and has about 30-50m of 6mm chain (+rope) which I think also is a bit light for the vessel. Keen to see what others have done in similar vessels. For starters I’m thinking about a sarca#4 up front. She’s got a capstan winch on her too. 

Thanks in advanced for any feedback. 

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Cheers, 

Ryno Macca


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 We have always used a single

Sun, 2019-04-07 09:59

 We have always used a single heavy anchor with 10 meters of 3/8 chain onto 1 inch rope up to a big float. We then tie up to the float. Used this at Steep and Coral Bay on 23’ boat without problems.

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Just suggestion

Sun, 2019-04-07 10:43

Big kick ass anchor ten mts chain and boy.Depending on the area where you go depends whether you leave it in the water or not.
Have a sim set up but have to watch dont leave it lying around as some people just love to pinch shit,specially if its all ready to go and made up.
But isolated areas its great as you just have to unclip from the float each day.

https://www.whitworths.com.au/moor-buoy-250mm-foam

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7.8 m Ali on mooring

Sun, 2019-04-07 13:59

I moor my 7.8m Ali at Gnaraloo which I use a plough anchor of a 43ft boat large chain I think the links are 16mm about 8 meters of it then hooked onto a Bridle with a swivel.For precaution I also drop the boat anchor as well I have done this for 10 years and never had a problem sorry about not exact sizes as I’m not home until tomorrow you are more than welcome to come round have a look if you want.

 

cheers Colin 

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Mooring

Sun, 2019-04-07 19:35

A No.4 Sarca is bloody huge. I have a 7m with No.3 and it is probably overkill, but good piece of mind when it’s hanging off it overnight. Usually set a stern anchor as a precaution.

 

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Sarca

Mon, 2019-04-08 20:42

 Yeah we do a fair bit if diving and often have to leave her unattended and was thinking the #4 as she is at the bottom of the spec banding of the #4.

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Cheers, 

Ryno Macca

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Mooring

Mon, 2019-04-08 06:12

I've got a anchor, chain, rope & bouy I used for my 8mt Jackman.

Your welcome to use / borrow as I have sold my Jackman.

We are going to Sandy Point next week for 3 weeks, so I might see you.

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Legend

Mon, 2019-04-08 20:46

 thanks Froos that’s a very gernerous offer. I’ll pm you to hook up. I’m in Scarbro. 

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Cheers, 

Ryno Macca

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Thanks

Mon, 2019-04-08 20:51

 Thanks for feedback and advice guys. Greatly appreciated. 

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Cheers, 

Ryno Macca