Crates, spools, bags & baskets do the trick


In any ‘extreme’ anchorage, the visitors often make do with what they have, while the locals have dedicated equipment—making life much easier. Often the best arrangement for your boat isn’t found at the local chandlery, but rather in the mind of a local marine fabricator. We’ve seen several creative solutions for facilitating shore-tying.

  1. A yacht from Malta in Punta Arenas. Needs must, Shore line rope stored in a laundry basket and 2 CQRs draped over the pushpit.
  2. Here is a typical tape reel, and one way to store an anchor and a short chain rode on the stern of a yacht in the Baltic.
  3. A custom built stern roller. Note the rode hawse pipe in the rear of the lazarette.
  4. A rope reel built into the pushpit with a Danforth anchor attached to the top rail of the pushpit.
  5. An Argentinian yacht well equipped with shore lines, retrofitted neatly to the pushpit.