65 ft. MY sinking near South Bass?

Even an electrically actuated windlass? I'm not sure that I can drop my anchor without power. And if possible it certainly takes some time on a boat that size.
Hey Brad - on your windlass insert the crank handle and turn counterclockwise, this will loosen the gypsy clutch and your anchor for sure will drop to the bottom. I can't find it right now but I remember reading that is a safety requirement to be able to manually deploy anchors. Conversely, if you crank clockwise it will tighten the clutch and allow you to manually crank the anchor up.
Tom
 
Hey Brad - on your windlass insert the crank handle and turn counterclockwise, this will loosen the gypsy clutch and your anchor for sure will drop to the bottom. I can't find it right now but I remember reading that is a safety requirement to be able to manually deploy anchors. Conversely, if you crank clockwise it will tighten the clutch and allow you to manually crank the anchor up.
Tom
Thanks, I'll have to check on this. I know I have a handle, but it didn't occur to me that it would drop the anchor too. I have a Quick windlass, and their documentation availability isn't awesome.
 
Evidently repairs were made to the Jude Sea. I saw her tied up at the Crew's Nest on Saturday.
 
I met the new captain of Jude sea last night …. Really nice guy. He and his wife run all over the Great Lakes on that boat with the owners
 
Update: I was on the dinghy in Sandusky last weekend and came across the boat still on dry dock….. 2 years later???….. crazy.

Funny thing the weekend before on PIB at crews nest the dock hands told me his replacement boat same size hatteras broke loose in the high winds and hit a new Fleming 60 and did damage. The guy has no luck

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Can you imagine what that thing smells like inside? Filled 2/3rds full of lake water, drained and closed up, then put ashore to bake in the sun. :eek:
 
Funny thing the weekend before on PIB at crews nest the dock hands told me his replacement boat same size hatteras broke loose in the high winds and hit a new Fleming 60 and did damage. The guy has no luck

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That would be the time to find a different hobby….maybe bowling.
 
I just noticed how long the shafts are, any longer and the engines might as well be in the bow. Sorry random thought.



Maybe the guy should find another hobby, obviously owning a boat is not working out for him.
 

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