24 thoughts on “#147 There's Always A FIRST Time – Anchoring Mishap!!

  1. I've been thinking of making an apparatus with 3 cameras($7-$10 ea) 120+ degrees each, with a cheap Raspberry Pi($30) computer, add a gps chip($5), and make a small gps antenna.

    I figure, with a battery and all it would fit into a 3" X 4" box, toughened up and could be placed on the bow … bluetooth, WIFI, or just record to an SD card.

  2. Good solid advice. Steel boats are great, nothing gives you the feeling of security a steel boat does when the going gets tough or the heavens are alive with lightening!

  3. a boat dragged onto me once. Middle of the night as usual and here in britain our waters are very tidal. The guy on the other boat accused me of hitting him. So I just asked him how he thought I pushed my anchor chain up to his boat. He shut up and moved away, without apologising. Some people.

  4. 😊Big thanks Jules and Suzie such good advice as always. From sunny Wales anchoring is most important any where on our glob πŸŒπŸ‘

  5. I saw a large boat back over their own dinghy one day , coolers and all kind's of things started floating away dinghy total loss the captain went to starboard before the actual channel so when he realized it just slammed it in reverse bye bye dinghy.

  6. What about putting an anchoring buoy attached to your anchor? The buoy is tied directly to your anchor – so that no one anchors directly above your anchor. And it's easy to see how far away you are and how you move relative to your anchor. It also acts as a trip line, in the event your anchor gets fouled, it's an alternative way trying to pick it up.

  7. I was there first!Β  Rather comical how angry people can get so soon when they are in the wrong!Β  Coronado looks like a lovely anchorage and a Beautiful publicΒ dock πŸ™‚

  8. Owners of big power boats seem to be the most inexperienced boaters, they likely were not brought up around boats, or even near the sea, but become rich and buy a big boat.

  9. I always watch all of your videos I don't comment all that often but on this one here that is great advice on videotaping when you anchor that had never occurred to me but I will tell you from this time forward I will always do that every time thanks for the tip and advice

  10. i had a one of those moments, well not me , watching a 70 ft motor boat dragging threw a whole lot of vessels , Partying on with bright lights & loud music,people were screaming , throwing things & the party carried on, oblivious of what was happening , Well when we left the area at 10 the next morning they were still untangling the lines , chains & head aches .

  11. Really good advice…the few tiny over-crowded legal anchorage around San Diego bay can be very dangerous in any kind of heavy weather.

  12. Glad I tuned in today – as I learned about the new public dock in Glorietta Bay! That info will come in handy.
    As for your anchoring experience, I had a similar one in Coches Prietos on Santa Cruz Island, late at night. But the skipper of the motor yacht, about twice a big as my sailboat, declined to re-anchor as he was slowly dragging toward me. After popping out every fifteen minutes to see if they are about to swing into me, I finally left at 4 am. The small cove was crowded, so I couldn't re-anchor single-handed in the dark. I was the only boat anchored there the day before, so I felt I shouldn't have to move anyway. Turns out it was good timing, as heavy fog descended on the island later that morning, but I was safely on my way already.

  13. Grandad always used to say "The problem with common sense is it ain't common boy". We have to say that since we started our travels this seems to be the case. Poor anchor, lack of scope, rush to the bar, overconfidence in the anchor or plain stupid. The issues you pointed out are not uncommon. We have also found that many skippers fail to evaluate the speed of the wind or the current on their boat when leaving an anchorage, mooring or dock. It does not take much observation. But not everyone can actually take in what they are seeing. We decided to start helping out folks when they leave, then jumping in our rib, back to Impavidus, when they are safely away. Not instructing but just gently asking pertinent questions that make them think. Seems to work better than shouty, shouty and they get something out of it. Love you guys wealth of knowledge and the way you are passing it on. Bless you both! Sail Safe. Ant & Cid xx (SV Impavidus)

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