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Hi,
How heavy does a mud weight need to be for an old 34 foot sailing cruiser?
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Ian,

If its a sail boat I would recommend one weighing about 4 and 3/4 tonnes Evil Grin

That will keep the waters clear for us stinkboat owners Smile

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failing that 10 - 20 kilos - depends on how much u want to lift out of the goo

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The current range of mudweights available from Broads based chandlers ranges between 5kg and 18kg.  I would guess that is because the 18 is about the heaviest that can be manhandled without a winch and bow roller. (Although raising even one of those in strong wind from the usual muddy bottom can be a hernia inducing task !)
My 25ft (stinkboat) probably has the same windage as your 34ft sailing cruiser, and she's fine with a 14kg most of the time, but if the wind gets up, even my spare 18kg won't stop some drift.
I have heard that attaching it via a few feet of heavy chain adds a lot of holding power, but haven't tried it yet...  
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Hi ian you can blame Coriolis for this Stinky or saily thing.
On the hire boats we use the round mudweight is ok for calm conditions but we tend to drift when its windy.
i love big smelly ENGINES>
cheers for now.

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I have seen a mate of mine get off the boat to moor, tie the rope off, only to then realise it wasn't properly attached to the cleat, as I then left him stranded on the bank. I would like to say that it was in our early days of boating, unfortunately it was only last year. Blush  

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How heavy should a mudweight be?

As heavy as your crew can manage to lift.
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(As part of the sum, allow for the 25kg of mud that sticks to it)

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Hi all
Coriolis when i win the lottery i am going to buy a 40 foot cruiser and put a 45foot long smelly engine in it that goes on full choke when passing saily things???
spot on cheers for now.

roya

ps for new members its ok to be a little bit daft lol
pps tescos at stalham do delivery bet they dont do it by boat.

This message was edited by roya on 2-28-05 @ 5:27 PM

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Thanks for the info, my mud weight is well towards the Hernia end of the range. I will still keep this but look for something smaller as well.

On the subject of engines how about a sailing 'Q ship' you could replace the mast counter ballance weight with a nice big V8 ( Rpi engineering of Norwich have a nice selection), Hydraulic drive to the bowthrusters. Just the job to scare the other boats and have the power to pull you out of the bank when you hit the next bend......

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Hi all
V8 be blowed its a V12 or nothing.

roya

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