Looking for advice
an early L420, we have had for 3 years now. I suspect advice
from other model owners will apply. We seem to “ Sail” all around the anchor
in lighter and medium wind
conditions , often with the anchor
behind us ( marked by a small float on a recovery line) . No, I am not anchoring
up, detailed in some other threads! This often results in chain contacting the hulls, chain grab releasing, and violent jerks when the boat
oscillates from side to side. Also chain twist from multiple rotations if we hang in the one spot too long. The boat
seems to be pushed forward with the wind
on a rear quarter. These boat have a lot of aft windage, not helped with clears around the cockpit
A Drouge helps if a current
present, but otherwise creates problems getting wrapped around rudders ect. Rudder
position experiments don’t see to work
. Tried a second small anchor that can get dragged around, but this risks gets tangled with the main rode
. Forward yoke size about 7 meters, but shortening no help either.
Is this a characteristic of all cats, or Lagoons in particular? Any suggestions or hints welcomed.