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Posts Tagged ‘anchoring’

Most of the time the concern is that the anchor doesn’t stay where you put it. Sometimes it is the other way around. We were all set to leave from Asin Limani. It was very calm, so we had the mainsail up already. The engines were checked. The instruments were on. It was time to (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: Foca, TurkeyCurrent Position: 38 40.35 N 026 45.17 E Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 54 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereLast night we did our first ever anchor watch. Those Crazy Winds had got us again. It started when we left the Greek island of (Click to Read More...)
Having had them on order, we finally picked up our new anchors in Syracuse. As you can see, the new Rocna 33 – which weighs, uh, 33kg – is quite a bit bigger than our hydrobubble. And, as you can also see, it has a concave shape rather than a convex shape to it. There (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: Anse Algajola, CorsicaCurrent Position: 42 36.79 N 008 51.96 E Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 19 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereFrom Centuri we tried to anchor in a small bay called Anse D’Algajola. Unfortunately the anchor snagged on a rock. As we tried to (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: Simpson's Bay, St. MartinCurrent Position: 18 2.38 N 063 5.51 W Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 16 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereWe are now back home on Life Part2 in St Martin. We sure had a very busy month in Kelowna, visiting family and (Click to Read More...)
One of the fundamental keys to effective anchoring is to use the correct length of anchor chain (called the rode) for the depth of the anchorage. Too little and you may end up dragging your anchor. Too much and you might swing into the other boats in the middle of the night when the (Click to Read More...)