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Re: Let's talk about anchors some more

Originally Posted by Capt.aaron View Post
I don't have an engine so motoring out of situations isn't an option, and often sailing out isn't a good option but I do always anchor with sailing out in mind of course.
Can you describe anchoring without a motor, or point me to an article that describes it? I've only been sailing three years, and rarely use the outboards on our club boats (J/22s). I've sailed in/out of the marina and slips; though if it's busy I will have the motor on and idling when I come just in case - not pressing my luck with only three years of experience and a few dozen powerboats fueled by cheap beer and testosterone.

I've thought about anchoring without a motor - I took sailing lessons because I like thing that move without motors. Do you lower from the bow and then let the main in/out to control your speed as the boat swings around? How would you set two anchors under sail?
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