ANCHORING and DOCKING

Ground tackle consists of a 73 lb Bruce anchor with 200’ of chain rode supplemented by a 45 lb CQR with 25’ of chain and 200’ of rope, both led through rollers at the bow.  A Lofrans Tigres windlass below deck with up and down deck-mounted switches and both chain and rope gypsies make anchor deployment and recovery relatively painless.  A salt water pressure pump at the bow helps to keep the anchors and rodes clean for stowage between use.  As a backup, there’s also a Fortress FX 37 anchor with 200’ of rope rode stowed in a cockpit locker. For safety in a slip, there are six F5 Polyform fenders and ample line.

A Caribe 9’ hard bottom dinghy equipped with a 2-cycle 15 hp Yamaha Enduro engine provides safe and fast transportation from anchorage to dinghy dock.  The dinghy comes with its own small CQR anchor and rope rode, a boarding ladder for snorkeling/scuba excursions and an air pump to keep it properly inflated.  A Happy Hooker connector makes it easy to pick up a mooring.


  
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