Originally Posted by RossC32
This sounds interesting. I think I'll try practising it off of Kits beach when there is SE wind blowing. That way, if I screw up, I'll just be blown out to English Bay.
I always sit down to raise anchor and I have a chain stopper to hold the chain when I am reaching for more.
I've been sailing around with no engine all over the Key's, Bahama's and Western Caribbean for over 20 year's. Living aboard on the Hook and I've been raising 100' of 5/8 chain and a 45 pound Danforth by hand just like this a 1000 times. As soon as it's up, fall off and your under way. (Well, the engine came out in 93, but you know what I mean)