As we have worked our way east in the Mediterranean
we have figured out the med mooring
process with laid lines and can now do that without any relationship ramifications. However we are about to make it to Greece
and other places further east where laid lines are less common. We have never dropped our anchor
while backing to a town quay and want to see if we could get any advice
from those of you that have on your catamarans.
I assume it goes something like this:
1) Drop the anchor
and release enough chain to allow it to hit bottom at an appropriate distance from the quay (not sure how to figure out what is an appropriate distance here...)
2) back up towards open spot on quay while letting out anchor chain.
3) set anchor against windlass
(no bridle) before you get to the quay to make sure it is set.
4) Once it is set let out more chain as you back the remaining distance to the quay.
5) the anchor chain should not have any (or much) slack in it because that could allow you to bang into the quay if wind
or surge picks up. It should be taut.
6) No bridle
should be used because I'm not sure how you would attach it and manage the distance to the quay for the passerelle.
7) throw lines ashore to tie off the stern.
8) Turn off engines and pour a celebratory drink.
What am I missing or over simplifying?