Re: Let's talk about anchors some more
I deliverd a little 27 benny first to Columbia from the key's. Long story short, the the engine died leaving Jamacia after I had loaded the rails with jerry cans of deiesl, like four on each side. The last 200 miles was big, no prolblems. What does 8 , 6 gallon jugs of deisel weigh? I sailed in to Cartegenia 4 day's later with all that fuel still on deck. We also had a big ass 5 man life raft lashed to the stern on that sugar scoop thing, that's another story, the point is, all that weight did not signifantly change the stability to any point where the geometric or transverse meta center, or center of bouyancy was unsafe. It may have helped having all that weight in the 15 footers we went through for 2 day's. Maybe that's why the boat did so well? I like having the weight of the 5/8's chain in my bow. Most of it is below the water line. And I'm kind of a weight freek, I don't have any thing not even a tooth brush stowed above the water line on my boat.
" Some are boat wise and some are other wise"