Originally Posted by orientalnc2010
...Question is: the hawsers in the bulwarks are three feet back from the bow, how would the boat behave with a single pennant or both pennants on the same side??
We have moored our boat with a single pennant (smaller than yours) through the hawse hole for as long as we've owned her. We get plenty of wind at times, but little wave action. Chafe on the bobstay has not been a significant issue.
But New England harbours are not nearly as sheltered as Chesapeake creeks.
For anchoring, we bring the rode in over the roller.