Originally Posted by Cthoops
... for most of the day today we've been either beam to the wind or stern to the wind. No one else in the anchorage is doing this. Why is this happening, and is it a problem?
FYI, we're using a 22 lb Rocna with 25 feet of chain, 7:1 scope
. Full keel
, 24 foot Bristol, and we're definitely not dragging.
Don't see why a Corsair
would do it, but TrentePieds ranges like the devil when anchored over the bows. However, "lying the wrong way a bout" is no sweat, as long as you lie still and swing in unison with everybody else. Ranging in a crowded anchorage, however, is ALWAYS a problem for other boats as well as for yourself
But why worry? 24s and 30s are really only toy boats, and if your tackle is good, just anchor "normally", then, leaving your rode made fast to your bit or cleat in the "normal" way, grab the bight of your rode and take it aft outboard
of EVERYTHING and belay it on a bit or sturdy cleat at the blunt end. The ranging will stop, and the ventilation will be improved :-)
The reason TrentePieds ranges is that she's raised deck
forward, Pilothouse midships and squat aft. The lateral centres like to argue with each other when we are on the hook "normally". Like I said: "no sweat". Just let 'er have what she wants.
Getting underway you slip the rode from the bit aft. She'll come head
to wind and begin to range gently, but that's not a problem since she is now under command. From there on you just do what the textbook sez.