Originally Posted by paulanthony
.. Here is a fail as they are called these days..
"A fail"??? All very predictable. Note the lack of anti-chafe on dinghy
painters, not even run through fairleads. I'm surprised it held on to do it's barrel rolls. Wonder if he bothered to double up or protect yacht's mooring
line, or lower roller-furled sails
- or anything positive at all. All he seems to have done is add more windage with his RIB
and put his own life at risk.
I've been thru two hurricanes at anchor, once at dock
: West Coast Scotland
in about 1976ish (wiped out half the forests between Oban and Glasgow) I hid in a tiny, almost landlocked hurricane
hole - still dragged all three anchors as if on sledges - old piece of left-over rope
to some boulders ashore held but not tenable on single
line - a long story. Second time, in Qld, I hid in the mangrove swamps with four ropes ashore - snug as a bug in a rug
, I watched my steel hull
pumping like bellows until the wooden yacht alongside me sank and I had to move. Alongside is worst option.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger