It has to be timed well so you don’t drift in to shallow water or in to another boat.
- We used the main halyard to lift the motor off the dinghy and put it on the stern rail.
- Then Conor rowed the dinghy to the stern anchor, pulled it up out of the water, and rowed back to the boat.
- Dan pulled the anchor up on to the boat from the dinghy while I started pulling in just enough rode on the front anchor so we wouldn’t drift into a nearby boat.
- We attached the main halyard to the bow of the dinghy and hoisted the dinghy on to the foredeck standing upright as to not interfere with the anchor.
- Conor pulled in the rest of the rode, chain, anchor, and secured the anchor for our passage.
- While we motored out of the anchorage we lowered the dinghy to lay flat and face down and tied it down to the toe rail.
- Tada!!! It was so nice to have a departure go perfectly right for a change!!!