Originally Posted by AdamLein
One thing I didn't quite understand is why you had to let go of the Rocna's tackle and come back for it later. Other than for the sheer joy of retrieving it, I mean.
The severe risk that Lil d'Elle put herself into in leaving her safe anchorage and coming out in winds in the mid-20s with fickle gusts in the 40s, and then approaching us on a lee shore in badly-charted shoal water, passing a tow line and taking us in tow, meant we weren't going prevail on them to wait around while we indulged in the luxury of raising by hand 22 metres of chain and a 40 kilogram Rocna. The prudent thing was to jettison the anchor and chain.