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Old 05-23-2016, 05:37 PM   #13
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City: Kitimat, North Coast BC
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Badger
Vessel Model: 30' Sundowner Tug
Join Date: Jul 2012
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Things got really jumpy yesterday in Douglas Channel with 30 knot winds (lots of rock walls rebounding waves in several directions at once) so we bailed around noon before it got too bad.

We tucked into the back corner of Miskatla Inlet but it was still subject to some pretty strong gusts, so I rigged a budget steady sail at the end of the boom from a small tarp, and it worked like a hot-damn!

Most anchorages are more protected, so this is the first time anchoring in such a stiff wind. Will definitely rig up a Klemheist knot bridle for next time to reduce potential chafe at the anchor roller.

Just had to mention this because even such a small steady sail made a HUGE difference to the nylon rode yo-yo effect by reducing the bounce back and not allowing us to go almost abeam to the wind.
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