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Old 11-18-2010, 12:44 PM   #3961
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When I went to put the anchor on, the shackle bolt wouldn't quite fit through the hole, so a little filing was in order.

Now it's all ready to go, and I just need the weather to co-operate for half an hour to finish the job. Not looking any too good right now.
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Forgot to mention the last part of the job. Take your stainless steel wire and tie it several times through the little hole in the shackle bolt. That's a safety wire to prevent the bolt from working loose.

I find that if you wind the bolt in as tightly as possible with a pair of vise grips, it never moves. But better to be safe than sorry.
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Forgot to mention the last part of the job. Take your stainless steel wire and tie it several times through the little hole in the shackle bolt. That's a safety wire to prevent the bolt from working loose.

I find that if you wind the bolt in as tightly as possible with a pair of vise grips, it never moves. But better to be safe than sorry.
When I was in the Navy they taught us how to tie all kind of knots with rope but I only remember maybe two or three, a square knot, cinch knot and a plain ole knot and that is about it. I am impressed the way you fix that up, hopefully the wind don't get too high before you can get it all fixed up.
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When I was in the Navy they taught us how to tie all kind of knots with rope but I only remember maybe two or three, a square knot, cinch knot and a plain ole knot and that is about it. I am impressed the way you fix that up, hopefully the wind don't get too high before you can get it all fixed up.
The most common knot that we use in boating is the bowline. Absolutely indispensable.

I did get out to set the safety line...the rain had stopped, so I coiled the line up, grabbed the anchor and went out to the skiff.

No sooner had I poled away from shore when it started raining again. Naturally.

Anyway, got the shackle bolted to the mooring, payed the line out and dropped the hook.

As soon as I got back and into the house, the rain quit.

However, it has been raining steadily for the past 1/2 hour or so, and now doesn't look like it's going to quit. I'm guessing it will turn into snow tonight if this keeps up.
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That's the way my luck goes too. I can just feel the wood heat coming from your heater, there is just no other kind of heat that feels that good to me. Man that is making me sleepy, all raining outside and inside by a wood heater all warm and cozzzzzzzz...
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That's the way my luck goes too. I can just feel the wood heat coming from your heater, there is just no other kind of heat that feels that good to me. Man that is making me sleepy, all raining outside and inside by a wood heater all warm and cozzzzzzzz...
I've got both the wood stoves going in the house now. Lovely!
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I've got both the wood stoves going in the house now. Lovely!
Keith, if I have asked this question before please just slap me around a little. If you don't mind me asking, how many square feet do you have in your house?
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Keith, if I have asked this question before please just slap me around a little. If you don't mind me asking, how many square feet do you have in your house?
I think it is just over 1700 square feet. But I believe I only took that from one of the original plan drawings. As built, it may be different. I suppose I should figure it out one day.
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That one of few knots I used and the one I use the most often when you have semi hollow core rope what I do is burn one end to make sure they are stay in place and make a pretty big loop and in that spot where you want to the loop to meet the main rope this what I do is untwist or push it together to compressed which it will open up the centre opening and push the rope in quite a bit way once you get it in place and just pull it out and it will lock in together.

With that set up it almost impossible to have that come apart.

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Hey Jim! You have 900 posts!!
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That one of few knots I used and the one I use the most often when you have semi hollow core rope what I do is burn one end to make sure they are stay in place and make a pretty big loop and in that spot where you want to the loop to meet the main rope this what I do is untwist or push it together to compressed which it will open up the centre opening and push the rope in quite a bit way once you get it in place and just pull it out and it will lock in together.

With that set up it almost impossible to have that come apart.

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That's right....I had forgotten about that one. There's a fellow from Washington State that Invented a slick little tool to do that with. I think his name is Brion Toss.

He was a rigger from Port Townsend I believe. We watched him demonstrate all sorts of different knots many years ago.
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Hey Jim! You have 900 posts!!
Now here's the deal...how quickly can you get to 1,000?
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I think it is just over 1700 square feet. But I believe I only took that from one of the original plan drawings. As built, it may be different. I suppose I should figure it out one day.
Buddy, your home is almost twice the size as ours is (heated). We are empty nesters so we just don't need much room, easier on the shoctrisity and water bill. You have a really nice size home, that is the size most folks want to buy.
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Hey Jim! You have 900 posts!!
Thank you, thank you very much (my Elvis imitation) just call me ole rubber lips Jim. Come to think about it, I went to the same school Elvis did and had the same English teacher, didn't do me any good though.
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The second strongest splices I do make from time to time is Western Union splice you can use either rope even cable if they are flexiable engough and when you get this done right it almost impossible to see the spice come apart and I have used few time in Marine useage.

As far for the number of posting IDK how fast if that person want to reach the goal.

I allready have over 15,000 posing in one of the French fourm { don't ask me how many keyboard I went thru on this one }

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