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Old 10-04-2011, 05:39   #31
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Re: Anchoring while Singlehanded Sailing

Put a remote switch at the helm........ even with people onboard... anchoring is a 1 man job.... so is retrieval.
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Re: Anchoring while Singlehanded Sailing

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Engineless....................Rode is laid out on deck..........head for your spot down wind......... The rode stops the boat............ Works for me.
I've done this too, but only with a nylon rode and I initiate the turn before the rode becomes taut and stretches. I'm assuming your speaking of this procedure without a chain rode because that stop and pivot becomes too harsh with chain!
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