SailNet Community - View Single Post - my boat dances on a ball
View Single Post
post #22 of Old 02-14-2013
Battered and Bruised
Silvio's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 493
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Re: my boat dances on a ball

All very good advice given above. My own hole in the ocean tends to sail around its anchor or mooring as well. I don't have a riding sail (yet!) but have discovered that a small mushroom anchor off the stern with just enough scope to drag but not bury does a surprisingly good job a settling the boat down.

At anchor it doesn't bother me but I have had guests that get uncomfortable below with the motion which lead to the discovery of the mushroom anchor as a drag. Oddly enough my Catalina 310 is most jumpy in lighter wind, once it gets up over 10-15 knots it points into it (or slightly off) without sailing around much.

It's my happy pill
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Silvio is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome