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Re: Effect of shifting weight

I store my two anchors and rodes in the cockpit locker. There are still readily accessible and the weight is lower and closer to the center of the boat.

I removed the hangars from the bow pulpit shortly after I bought the boat, both because the anchor was snagging the sails and because of the weight issue. The hot water heater and much unnecessary gear and supplies were also removed. As a result, my boat rides higher in the water and seems more balanced.

If you ever cruise, consider how the additional weight of your full water tank and full fuel tank, full icebox, food and additional supplies will affect the balance of the boat.

Low, centered and balanced is best!
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Re: Effect of shifting weight

Well if you want to pass other boats, sail faster than them or only try to pass slower boats
I don't think moving your anchor is going to make a huge difference compared to everything else you could be doing. Just make sure that should you actually pass another boat then you are looking as casual as you can.
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Re: Effect of shifting weight

The answer is YES, it will make a difference.

Why not take one anchor off the boat?
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