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Originally Posted by sailingdog
My point was that some of the smaller sailboats don't have engines, but if you're out daysailing on them... you might want an anchor aboard... and might need to use it. My friend's cat boat doesn't have an engine, and she's out in it quite a bit....anchored out most weekends, and doesn't have to use an engine for anchoring out, then again, she doesn't have a choice.... since she doesn't have an engine.
Your right. Point taken. I've actually done it myself a couple of times... backwinding the jib and sailing backwards is a little tricky but a fun exercise.
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