Mailport & PS Advisor

Eric Uppiano’s Beneteau Oceanis 38 Schatzili searches for the breeze near her home port of Olympia, Washington.

Mailport: anchoring etiquette, stern-tied boats, and wind generators

I really appreciated the article “Anchoring in Crowded Harbors” (see Practical Sailor, June 2019). The difficult and critical part is always estimating distances, and the guides you gave (two-to-three mast heights, using fractions of a nautical mile, etc.) can be difficult to do accurately in a crowded harbor with the sun setting, with some of that information available only at the helm, and multiple boats moving to anchor. As a bow hunter, I am…

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