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Old 07-06-2012, 22:16   #31
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Re: Another Boat is Lost

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We towed a Schock 35 in after Thursday night races last week. Spinnaker sheet wrapped around the prop, 2 knots of wind in a 4 knot current and they were headed towards the breakwater. The anchor was on the dock to save weight for the race. I think having some sort of anchor rigged and accessible at all times is a good idea, not to mention keeping track of those sheets.
Most racing classes require an anchor on board at all times. Leaving it on the dock to save weight is not only foolhardy, it's cheating as well.

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Old 20-06-2012, 02:21   #32
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Had a gennaker line wrap around the prop once. fortunately, it wasn't blowing a storm. anchor down, wetsuit on, me down. Now I have a rope cutter

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