Join Date: Feb 2010
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Re: sideways on anchor?
Our boat has so much windage, when we set the anchor, its almost embarrassing. I don't think we ever fall off less than 90 degrees to the wind. Some must wonder what the heck we're doing. It's an issue in tighter anchorages. Putting her in reverse to set the anchor could mean backing toward a neighbor off the beam first. Nerve wracking for all. If really snug, I have to use the bow thruster to keep us fairly straight. I hate that. On the up side, its very easy to tell when the hook has set or at least pulled against the deployed chain, as we swing 90 degs back into the wind. This is why sailors drink shortly after setting anchor.
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