Month: March 2016

Running aground

Sailors fall into two categories – those that have run aground and those that will run aground.  I have run aground countless times – seven transits of the US ICW and gunkholing in the skinny waters of the Bahamas and Chesapeake Bay will do that to you – and it’s usually a pretty harmless event. …

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Storm tactics

If you’re interested in storm tactics this site might be worth a look: Drogues and sea anchor experiences Personally I’ve never even considered deploying a drogue or a parachute anchor; I’ve either hove-to or run before, depending on sea conditions and sea room.