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Old 04-26-2011, 09:20 PM   #12
Tidahapah
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Country: Australia
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RE: Setting anchor with the windlass question

When at anchor always have the vessel ready for instant start.
I allways set the anchor for the worst weather expected, you don't want to be trying to let the snubber off and lay out more anchor chain with a strong wind blowing and
waves pounding the boat.
Use the snubber to set the pick, in my opinion don't use the windlass for this unless you have a build in chain stopper to carry the load.
After you have set the anchor you can always lay out a bit more chain, then settle and have a few coldies.

Benn
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