Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Oak Harbor, WA
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Reminded of what's really important
You're right - there are lots of improvements I need (and eventually will) make to CIRRUS. If I were incapacitated, my wife simply wouldn't be able to win back the anchor on her own. At best, she'd be forced to tie off the line to a bumper, cut it loose and leave it to be recovered later.
The foredeck of CIRRUS doesn't lend itself to mounting a windless. There's a hatch over the anchor locker that opens to port and takes up the entire bow area. It doesn't even have a slot like I've seen on other boats for the line to be led out of the hatch. And the bow roller is pitifully small. I'm not even sure how I would go about setting it up, but perhaps I can get some advise and come up with some reasonable courses of action.
Short of improving the way the mainsail is handled, I think working on the way we utilze the anchor will probably be our next big investment in her.
Thanks for reminding me of what's important.
Last edited by dave6330; 08-18-2006 at 11:59 PM.