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post #11 of Old 11-06-2019
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Re: Anchoring single handed whilst hove to?

Originally Posted by Arcb View Post
Small boats Capta, so they have tiny foredecks. Pretty tricky to sail these little boats from out on the bow. Heaving to gives you a more stable platform to work from.

Like the OP, I heave to even just to start my outboard.

I agree, it might not make sense on a bigger boat.

Heres a look at my foredeck. About 18 inches across with no life lines. No anchor locker either. My anchor is stored in a cockpit locker.
I can only speak from my own experience, so those reading my posts can take what they think would be of use or nothing, as the case may be.

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