Just a few more bits of advice:
1) Be sure you have two anchors and rodes if you need to anchor
out. It's all fore/aft anchoring
, even around the back-side.
2) Don't try to hold onto the sand-line against a strong current
if you can't get it looped. I pulled my shoulder pretty bad thinking I could hold a 15,000 lb. boat against a 3 knot current
. Be quick, but if you don't make it, just back off and try again if need-be.
3) you don't have a keel
, but for those that do, the sand line can get rapped around keels, rudders, and props if you're not careful. Took a bit of work to free our keel
after this happened once in two harbors, and it's not something you can just dive and do.
4) Have everything you need with you. There are very few marine
supplies available on the island. Just thinking of the fiddly bits we've needed and couldn't find: Fuses
, filters, phone
chargers and cables
, lighters, 12VDC CLA splitter, ice-cube trays, etc. Don't worry about food
or drink, they have plenty of that.