Originally Posted by freshalaska
In response to Peter B
First off I can't afford the expense of chain, windless and more batteries to power it plus heavy gauge wire to the front of my boat. I can barely afford the two boats I have now.
Anchoring here is a joy. I have two paid crew members who take pride in their job and the only way they have ever hauled an anchor is by hand. They don't break down and are very affordable.
Ok, now I understand. If it works for you, for sure, keep doin' what you're doin'. I was just thinking it sounded like it made anchoring out just too hard. But with the hired help doing the hard yakka, then fine…gives then work I guess. However, as an aside, so to speak, wouldn't the cost of the hired help over time roughly equal the cost of the heavier gear one could deploy & recover on your own..? I was also thinking of the convenience issue of crew not being available every time when you needed them..? I suppose it's the old 'horses for courses' thing, eh..?