Picture 1 Looks like I am close to the shore so I would take a broad reach or closer to a reach/run toward off shore and try and outrun the storm to the deep water
. When the storm gets closer, drop the main on the deck
and run on the jib
, still heading to deep water on a broad reach. 7 to 10 knots hull speed
at this point. This will have you in the troughs but it is better than running down wind
in the troughs and constantly setting your self up to broach when the wave passes und the rudder
. The storm is small so maybe 15 to 25 miles out and you are good. The seas will get better. Oh break out weather
gear and everyone with PFDs on.
Picture 2 Looks like we are in the bay as other boats look anchored ahead. Drop anchor
, pay out 200 feet of chain. drop sails
, batten down hatches, run diesel
in idle speed, clear drains of sheets
and get ready for a blow. diesel
running so if hit by lightning, motor
is ok. Isolate house battery
and run on motor battery
. Looks like 2 or 3 hours of rain and wind
with 6 hrs of rain. Turn on anchor
lights, If you have a spare piece of chain, wrap it arround a lower stay and drop it in the water. Hopefully the wrapped end is secured with wire or schackle. Aids to grounding the mast
, better path for juice to follow. During peak of storm stay below with top hatch
board out and keep watch, keep flashlights at hand. I might would even turn on the masthead strobe for more visibility. Oh break out foul weather gear
and everyone with PFDs on. Make a pot of coffee, long night ahead.
I noticed your name on a lot of different threads, either you are one old salt
trying to sturr up stuff or your just trying to learn what others experienced or did. In any case, it is a good thing to keep people thinking. Have a good one.