Anchors Dropped At The Pier by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery
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Anchors aweigh at the pier. Why is that?
A storm is coming. These anchors deploy from a sprit off of the bow. If they were to dangle as waves and wind, they could damage. Further, on the bottom, they become a source of stability if needed.
Chances are if boat owners or their representatives are not aboard, they are nearby. If something is necessary, including loosing the anchors and leaving the dock, they will do so. It is the last resort, but pulling vessels away from a pier to avoid rolling storm damage is always an option.
Storm planning is all about thinking about the continencies of what might happen. Then having the discretion to select the proper contingency. Then, having the fortitude to execute in the midst of the storm.
This is why we hear sailors telling storm stories. It is a form of both reliving their adventures and teaching the next generation.
See previous posts on the storm "Henri" here:
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