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 […]
Being a team of diehard do-it-yourselfers, we decided to try our own hand at devising a workable solution to defeating line chafe. After fiddling with canvas, old fire hose, and even messing around with some Kevlar, we settled on leather—an old riggers standby.