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    Posted: 04 July 2017 at 1:30pm
Was out Sunday and spent some time anchored in Sandown. Was out where it deepens off East of the evident hooked bank.
Fairly rubbish fishing with pouting after pouting, albeit some enormous ones...fun started on pulling the anchor!
After. Much difficulty and a struggling winch we got the anchor to the surface but it was hooked around a 'ghost' rope. It was very heavy and although there were no buoys within sight I can only imagine it was a lost pot string.
Luckily I had large son and friend with me. After much messing around they were able to manoeuvre things to a position where the rope could be cut. Would have been a lot different on my own and in more difficult seas.
Caught a few mackerel on the way in around Bembridge Ledge which were great on the BBQ when we got home.
Not sure how you can guard against discarded rope/tackle. Glad for some reason I had dropped the bow anchor rather than the Alderney rig, would have come to a very quick stop when lifting that way!
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Rig your anchor to trip, it would have broken out with a pull. If you rig it the Salar way with a loose chain it will break out from a rope snag, but rigged the other way with a tight chain it will only break out from a snag that doesn't allow the anchor to rotate.

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Johny,

You know when you are locked in using the Alderney ring method, because you start going round in a large circle. (You dont come to a stop)
If this occurs, then keep the throttle on and resist the urge to steer into it.. Keep it what would be straight. I often increase the throttle slightly (If conditions allow) and wait for the break free, which does normally tend to come.

(I have seen with my very own eyes before people tieing off to stern cleats to try and break free a stuck anchor. Probably responsible for the vessels that go missing each year without trace.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

If you are tied off properly to your bow then it will merely act like running around a maypole with a rope.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mako kid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 July 2017 at 7:07pm
I heartily agree about not to tie to a stern cleat when using an Alderney rig, I once saw an Orkney capsize from doing this.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ahab Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 July 2017 at 8:12pm
Johnny just. Bad luck mate. I've. Been. Caught up in old. Pot. Strings. Twice fact is even if you. Trip the anchor. If you get. Caught up. On an old. Pot. Or new. The. Amount. Of stretch in. Both. Ropes. Acts as a. Spring makeing it really. Difficult. To. Action the trip if that. Is. the. Cast. again what. Got. Mine to break free was to pull in all the anchor. Slack. So   My bow is fight over the. Anchor. Limiting the. Stretch. On my. Rope. Then. I gently. Reverse   After. A few. Goes. My. Trip went and I recovered. The other time war. Pure. Hell on my. Own it wouldn't. Trip. So I went. Up. Front. Snhauled it up on me own. Would you. Believe I had the. Hook of the. Anchor. In a loop end of a t string of. Pots the loop was 8 inch. Dia. Now what. Was the. Chance of that. Since then I. Do the lottery and put my name. Down. To. Go to the moon the trick is to use the faintest. Or strongest. Trip. It's. Pointless makeing a trip too strong defeats the object. Hopes this helps
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote skillpot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 July 2017 at 3:55pm
Ray you need to delete the full stop button lol
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ahab Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 July 2017 at 4:36pm
now cmon hugh you seen the size of the thumbs anyhow wot is a full stop
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Garrydog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 July 2017 at 5:33pm
Thanks for your comments. I do have my Alderney anchor on a trip but not the bow anchor...I think I will change this.
However the way it was hooked around the tine of th Bruce anchor not sure if it would have freed in any case.
For sure would never tie off onto the stern. I once caught my anchor rope on the prop on the fingers. If I remember Ahab you talked me though cutting the rope and letting it drift out so I wasn't caught stern on. Amazingly due to your help and Hugh's was able to recover both Alderney buoy and anchor. A lesson learnt for sure. Still grateful...
Channel was lovely and calm yesterday, super blue and hardly a boat unfortunately was flying over and not on the boat. Looks like it might stay for the weekend too. If I can going to get out for a bass methinks or perhaps try some wrecks. Back home tomorrow so hopefully not too knackered. Good luck to all al else out.
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I'm on the plaice fri. Then a late one sat till midnight
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Good luck on the plaice Ray, going to get out tomorrow and have a try for something not sure what or where yet.
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