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Old 02-02-2015, 08:19 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Wxx3 View Post

But when you anchor or moor, don't you think about what happens if...The wind picks up from this direction? If the swell increases? Etc.
This is an outstanding point that many people--- including my wife and I--- have to learn the hard way. I've related the story of our incident in the past in other threads so I'm not going to do it again here.

But suffice it to say that today, as a result of our almost losing the boat to a forecast that was six hours too late, we now do exactly what Wxx3 states. We have questions we ask every time we anchor or moor or even end up at a dock we aren't all that familiar with and they all start with "What if........?"

And then we answer each question with a step by step plan. Sometimes several plans. Then we write them down, and then we tape the paper to the steering cable chase in front of the wheel at the helm station.
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