Re: Anchoring in deep water in the S Pacific.


Hi David,


For freeing the anchor, I have a short strong line with a loop at one end and a chain hook at the other.  When the chain is almost up and down and I feel resistance, I attach the chain hook, put the loop over the cleat, and signal the person at the helm to go into reverse.  When the anchor is free, I use the windlass again.  This saves the hassle of replacing bent keys in the windless. 






s/y Ladybug, sm216, at anchor, Boothbay Harbor, Maine

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