Originally Posted by Guy
In the Belize
thread there is mention of diving
down and rigging
your own pendent. How would you do that so it would be safe? I would not want to tie off or just run a line through something on the bottom as you couldn't escape quickly or it would saw the line it two.
I hate moorings.
I made mentioned that I did that.. what I did was remove the secondary anchor
from it's chain.. found a shackle in the boat
that would just fit through the chain. I dinghy'd over the mooring base, dropped it in.. dove down.. shackled it to the chain right at the base (although I had to find a link that it would fit on.. I could have looped it through and shackled back to the secondary chain). Took the rode
back to the boat
, pulled it tight to get the rope
off the bottom, and wrapped it off on a front side cleat. The chain part of the secondary was the only thing laying on the bottom so no worries about chaffing.
It would be easy to remove the line off the side cleat had I needed too. The way the wind
was blowing there wasn't too much worry about things wrapping up.. and even if they did.. I slept good and could have unwound it in the morning.