[Rhodes22-list] Anchoring

Bruce Greenwald bgreenwald at optonline.net
Sat Aug 13 21:38:41 EDT 2016

Hi all,  There has been quite a bit written over the last few months about anchoring techniques but I haven’t seen a discussion of my particular question.  I have a 2013/14 model - my second - which is outfitted with two bow cleats, port and starboard, no chocks, and where in my last boat I had a cleat on the bow deck along the centerline I have what I can only describe as a u bolt which looks just like the bow lifting eye.  The GB explanation for this change is that it provides greater convenience and security in attaching the line from the mast crane when raising and lowering the mast.  My question is whether there is any way to run an anchor line other than simply tying it to one of the two bow cleats.  Note (if the picture attachment came thru) that the center eye is several inches aft of the bow cleats so if I run a line thru the eye before tying to a cleat the line would presumably be more on center though I don’t know what effect, if any, the force the eye would be running the line back to  a cleat.  Unless I am missing something,that setup would also require starting with the end of the anchor line in order to run it thru the eye which doesn’t seem very practical  Any thoughts? Thanks.

Bruce Greenwald 
S/V Ruach

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