Originally Posted by sy_gilana
Nice pic. We have done the same, but the most reliable is a diving
weight on a long lanyard tossed out of the hatch
and a slip knot
around my big toe. No batteries
, and it gets you out of bed automatically...LOL
Tying the string to a metal pot that will fall on the floor is another old trick.
The trouble is when the wind
swings, you get woken up, because you have moved even when the anchor
is not dragging.
The plot shows we have moved 150m (500feet) as the wind has changed direction. Importantly the distance to the spot I dropped the anchor has not changed.
This can be seen on the plot and is also reflected in the anchor alarm
not going off. The anchor alarm
is still sensitive enough that it will go off if we drag more than 5-10m (15-30 feet)
Sometimes technology beats the old tricks