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Danger of Windlassless Anchoring

Vibro is increasing in the waterway. See:

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re: Danger of Windlassless Anchoring

Still hard to not get water or minor abrasions securing the anchor, even with a windless. I keep a pair of leather gloves on my boat that I use when up anchoring.
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re: Danger of Windlassless Anchoring

Thanks for posting that. Saw it a couple of days ago in the news. I have never worn gloves (except in winter), even when fishing for a living and have never had a problem although I have heard of fishermen who have come down with various forms of waterborne pathogenic infections. There have been cases of "flesh-eating" bacteria over the years with some nasty outcomes. I've probably just been lucky so think I'll be getting some rubber gloves for hauling the anchor from now on. There are also some industrial hand cremes that might be of help keeping out bacteria such as SBS 44:
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re: Danger of Windlassless Anchoring

Interesting observation Roger but also scary. One could take this beyond anchoring. Pulling a tender out of the water, dock/mooring line, getting wet from spray.
Sounds like the stuff you'd see on a sci fi movie, zombie boat apocalypse.
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re: Danger of Windlassless Anchoring

After Katrina, we had a lot of people getting staph infections from being exposed to sea water. Of course, we had a million gallons of sewage get put in the water when all of the treatment plants went under in the surge.

It may be that bacteria turn out to be the dominant life form on this planet.
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re: Danger of Windlassless Anchoring

" Windlessless "," Windlessless "." Windlessless ", try saying that 3 times really fast!
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re: Danger of Windlassless Anchoring

How about windlasslessness? Can barely say that one time really fast

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