One of them looks very happy to be helping. Great photos! They look like good people to knowsoon Peter, Tom and myself were dinghying to the now distant boat. We got aboard and the boat was locked up tight and the main breaker was off as the engine had no power. I thought about just forcing a hatch handle to get in when I looked at the sliding companionway hatch locking assembly. With a screwdriver I undid 2 screws and within 15 seconds we were inside the boat. Main breaker on, windlass breaker on.
Nice house busting with a screwdriver on the lock. I can't believe theres locks with exposed screws! 🤪
That bay has a problem in that the shallow areas drop off very quickly. If the anchor is in 10 feet of water the 3:1 scope seems right... but its wrong because if the stern of the boat is in 50 feet of water then the chain looses all its catenary affect, then when the boat starts to drab the scope diminishes quickly.
The boat owners were lucky you were there to get their boat back!