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Re: Living aboard - and sex

This is a great (and timeless) thread. As Smack has pointed out, it's surely to be considered a Sailnet classic for years to come.

In my view, though, I think the topic could also be considered as a matter of boat anchoring safety. After a great day of sailing and then settling into the anchorage (typically later in the afternoon for us), any prudent skipper wants to be sure the anchor is properly set prior to escorting the Admiral to a well-deserved dinner ashore (and particularly so if a "boat drink" or two is involved upon arrival). As such, the 'v-berth method' of testing anchor security has always been my personal preference to ensure that all is secure.

If the breeze/chop picks up, it’s nice having the confidence that there is no need for concern. Depending upon the weather forecast (and other related factors, like what specific attire the Admiral chose as the uniform of the day, for instance), an extended period of testing may be in order.

Afterwards, a dinner ashore can now be fully enjoyed with the assurance that all is well in numerous dimensions (with the movie as an optional additional step for those so inclined).

It's worth noting that additional anchor testing upon return never hurts either (again, we always endeavor to follow the sound nautical principle of 'safety first').

I’m oh so happy to say we very rarely have a problem with a dragging anchor!

Last edited by rwy36; 02-08-2013 at 03:22 AM.
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