When we think of anchoring a yacht we think of the obvious — deploy and set an anchor from the bow with a single rode. Our yachts (and most vessels) are geared up for this simple practice, which has been found safe and effective for decades. Most of us have a bow roller, chain locker, […]
Expecting calms for most of the passage, we set out in a flat calm with 70 gallons of fuel. Six hours later, around mid-day, the engine wailed, screeched, clanged, and died. Hardly a ripple stirred the Gulf of Panama.