Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
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Re: Biggest boat docked under sail
We all should try and handle the boat under "no power" conditions, even if would mean just dropping the anchor to stay out of trouble when the engine becomes unavailable in a confined channel... but, mostly we don't. File it with MOB drills...
We teach it as part of our advanced level courses. May be it should be dome earlier.
I have also had to dock a 41 foot Saga (seized alternator)and a 35 foot C&C (fouled cutlass bearing), I have practiced on Beneteau 461, Nauticat 37 and a few others.
The San Juan 21 fleet in Calgary is engineless as they sail on the drinking water reservoir.
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