SailNet Community - View Single Post - The Perils of Rafting On
View Single Post
Old 08-28-2013
jackdale's Avatar
jackdale jackdale is online now
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 9,017
Thanks: 27
Thanked 56 Times in 53 Posts
Rep Power: 7
jackdale will become famous soon enough
Re: The Perils of Rafting On

I do raft at anchor:

When conditions are calm
Spreaders are staggered
Boat with largest anchor sets
Only one anchor to prevent fouling.
Lots of fenders mounted at rub rail / toe rail.
Breast lines and springs lines secured and can be released from either vessel

There are times we have to raft at docks as well.
ISPA Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
ASA 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 214
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook