Silkie wrote: ..... Of course lbb wouldn't make any such amateurish errors or forget to add the tide either although I have to say that 20m doesn't sound like much scope .....
i would hope not, but i managed to get the tides wrong for the trip up the sound of luing earlier this season
i take your point about 20 m, however when i set the anchor i had all the chain and about 2 m of rope out = c 24 m. once sure the anchor had set i pulled some back in.
the problem with letting out 40m of rode in pd is it would have put me on the rocks at the end of the sheers i think. i`m sure silkie is much better behaved than a fin keeler.
the really sensible thing would have been to b*g*er off much earlier.