Originally Posted by Hud3
I wonder why he has his fenders out?
1-In reality (& All comedy aside) it's probably out of his fear of the boat heeling (more like "crashing") to port when the tide returns, however the smart thing to do (If I HAD 12 hrs to kill while waiting for the next high incoming) would have been to FILL those Fenders with H20...we've all seen 'em "squash" under the load with air inside...doesn't happen with water
...as well pay out their tending lines further...when the picture was taken, they were too high to serve any purpose other than a nice flotation item to grap hold of after going over the side.
2-(Looking at the larger version of this thumbnail) it appears he has rudder
3-Apparently he's paid out a stern anchor
& Line, for the life of me why he placed it, Where he placed it is beyond comprehension? EVERYTHING (anchor wise) needed to go to Starboard, set as far out as scope
would possibly allow, largest thereafter attached to heaviest halyard
3 wraps on a mast halyard winch
, pay out 2nd longest line to anchor
off bow, out again as far as scope
would allow, secured to windlass
if 1 is available(probably not on a 27'er).
4-This boat needed to be heeled over when floating, (via masthead for a "pivot point", like the previous page's photo
of the fellow going under a "bridge too far"), pulled gently to the deeper water
via that heeled over mast
, dragging continually to starboard, then hit that bowline and pull off forward. Tie additional fenders or anything that floats, to the anchor lines, motor
to over the anchors & retrieve same.
5-Get the heloutta there & never look back. Be sure to note that "waypoint" on Your GPS
as well, a repeat of that would be insane
Glad it floated with the tide, those appear some brutal rocks.