This article will be appearing in Yachting Monthly in 2020, but we thought you might like to read the full version here first… How we sailed to Krakatoa and stayed for three days.
Our old Danfoss compressor system came with SY Esper when we bought her, and was probably installed at the time of build in 1989! To be honest, it had become a rusting heap of shit.
It is very difficult for anyone wearing wet clothes and an inflated lifejacket to board a liferaft from the water, particularly if there is no one else inside to help them. An inflatable step or ramp outside the main opening makes it much easier.
A can of beans can kill you. It has the force of a sledge hammer when the boat is bucking or knocked down. Someone we know was killed by one in the Atlantic.
These are our six steps to effective and efficient anchoring, learned through practical experience over the 12 years we have been anchoring in all kinds of conditions from Turkey to Thailand. This guide is aimed at beginners and those wishing to gain confidence in anchoring.