No, no, no. You are obligated to render assistance to a vessel in distress
if it does not endanger you.
As a big trimaran
owner I recommend:
Board the vessel and assist the owner. Take off all trampolenes, fresh water
wash, dry and place in an ama or under a tender
. This greatly reduces windage that will lift
If on anchor
, get one 55 gallon plastic drum. Drill holes in the top edge for a rope
to attach to chain. Drill two holes in bottom. Tie drum about 1.5 feet below chain and spread load to the edges. Lower drum to water
level. Fill drum with very course sand..peebles best. You want it so the drum contents can be tipped out when not needed.
Now lower this massive kellet deep. If a sandy holding to just above bottom. If coral
and rock make sure the drum doesnt knock into anything.
I use two on my trimaran. However, mine is very big.
Winds and waves must first pick up the whole weight before any load on anchor.
Next is their a bridle
? This must be done with care. I run a rope
from only ONE ama out to the chain. I have a rubber shock absorber. When pulled about 80-70% of the load goes to central hull
. Only 20-30% to ama. This keeps the boat from swinging back and forth.
Send name and number to address and describe what you did and why. They violated insurance
long ago by having no one there to do regular inspections.
Do not ask for money
. You did this for your piece of mind. It will come back that money
and work. Pay it forward.