Bombay Explorer 44
Join Date: Apr 2009
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Re: Chain locker tangles?
Wear leather gardening gloves.
Flake the chain and rope rode on deck before you anchor.
Make REALLY SURE you have the bitter end tied on to something.
Back down to set your anchor. If it does not set reanchor and wait 20 minutes before trying to set it. I do not know why but this often works.
Back down gently at first then fairly hard. Better it drags now than at 3 am in a rain squall.