For as long as I can remember, and probably for generations, it has been Chesapeake Bay lore that the longer an anchor soaks the better it will hold. Often an older generation anchor—and perhaps undersized as well—would utterly fail to set when first deployed. However, the sailor knew if he waited 30 minutes before applying […]
If your sailing partner complains about a noise that doesn't really bother you, it might not necessarily something that they can just "get used to." You will have to address it through active sound reduction measures.