Originally Posted by sanctuarysam
okay, i'll bight
..why does it make a difference what hemisphere? is this the toilet flushing thingy carried over to anchoring?
inquiring minds want to know.
Yes, itís the coriolis force. If a sudden gale hits the harbor you want to be on the windward side of the boat while adjusting the lines. That way you have a better chance of staying onboard if you get knocked down in the harbor.
Good Luck and all the best,