Rule #1: Always double check the chart, depth sounder and brake before anchoring. Rule #2: Don’t forget to wear your $2.97 HomeDepot safety goggles. Rate this:Make Ripples!FacebookTwitterEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related Published by Peter A. Mello Father, son. Lifelong mariner, student of leadership, photographer. Professional creative placemaker. View all posts by Peter A. Mello
3 thoughts on “Rule #1: Always double check the chart, depth sounder and brake before anchoring.”
I seem to recall this being intentional. Some kind of training exercise/demo. Could be misremembering though.
You might be right but we still stick by our advice. ;-)
Hope your weekend goes swimmingly.
The first video shows a man opening the adjustment brake on a hydraulically operated system, the black hose is the hydraulic line. You are not supposed to use the adjustment brake unless in emergency. The hydraulic release is usually on the bridge, we have them on our ships, you control the rate of release using a very powerful hydraulic brake. These guys didn’t know what they were doing, OR it wasn’t working or both!
Some anchor party about 7 guys!