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Old 07-07-2010, 06:49   #31
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Originally Posted by lannen View Post
Anchoring off my stern is not very sleep friendly for me. The center cockpit, and aft cabin, means I listen to the little wavelets trickling against the hull all night...

Boy, does that make one keep jumping up and going to the head... might as well just sleep with my hand in a pail of warm water all night...

sorry about that.


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Old 09-08-2010, 19:01   #32
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Used the mizzen on my Westerly 36 as a riding sail while anchored off Newport, RI, some years ago. Not on a mooring but lying to a big Delta anchor that had proved itself in many storms. The sail worked fine to pin the bow, but the sail's extra windage caused the anchor to drag in a moderate breeze. Luckily, we were returning to the boat in the dinghy as the wind piped up, and were able to get aboard and reset the hook in time.

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I used to use an old Sabot (8' catboat) sail as a riding sail. I had a couple of grommets installed and used the topping lift as a halyard. It worked well enough.

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