Worried about your anchor holding? The most important consideration is adequate scope, but we also use an anchor kellet to absorb most of the force and insure that the pull from the boat rarely reaches the anchor, so there’s little possibility of it getting pulled out. Here’s how.
Another cruiser recently told me of a dish draining mat that she far preferred to a chamois (which is what we use aboard Winterlude). She claimed the big advantages were that it absorbed 4 times it’s weight in water, her counter never got wet; it dried quicker than a chamois and it could be thrown in the washer and dryer, eliminating any mold issues. I had to have one! And love it!
Just like their name, sail telltales are there to “tell tales” and will provide useful sailing information to improve your boat’s sailing performance provided you know the basics. Even if you consider yourself “just a cruiser” and don’t care about premium sailing performance, paying attention to your telltales will be worthwhile.
Late yesterday I had a request for some additional photos showing the details of how the isenglass roll-down curtains attach to the boat. So here are a few photos. Note, our previous roll down isenglass used most of the same snaps, so most of the snaps were already in place and the canvas maker simply [...]