Category Archives: Anchoring Systems

February 9, 2013: Anchor Chain on Board!

I am making the next several posts for the Spring of 2013, all at the same time, in May, trying to recreate what we have done for the last three months.  I am looking over Navionics Tracks and financial records … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

Cool Change gets her Windlass

This gallery contains 10 photos.

There are few things I can think of that can cause me as much anxiety as the mere thought of drilling large holes in our deck.    I agonized over this for many weeks once we had come to the … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

The Cruising Outfitting Has Begun!

Watching our friends Nancy and Rob take off in Shindig for their world cruising adventure last weekend inspired us to get moving on getting Cool Change ready! So, October 1st or not, we have started buying for our long term … Continue reading

Posted in Anchoring Systems, Deck and exterior maintenance, Dinghy and Outboard Motor, Electronics, Engine, Interior Cabin, Galley, Head, Maintenance and Enhancements, Plumbing, Preparation Details, Sails and Rigging, Uncategorized |

Anchor Windlass

After consulting with the folks on the Pacific Seacraft Blog on, I decided to run pull wires for our windlass using the space between the bullwark and deck that others have used, and where there already exists a wire … Continue reading

Posted in Anchoring Systems |


We are in the process of deciding what windlass we will be purchasing.  PSC recommended the Lofrans Tigres as the best fit for our boat.  One of the considerations is whether we should purchase a windlass with the motor below deck or … Continue reading

Posted in Anchoring Systems |