Self Launching Anchor
JUNE 26, 2013 | In the quest for the perfect single-handed boat, Michael designed his own self-launching anchoring system. Our windlass needed replacing anyway, so we reconfigured that, and switched to a beefy 88-lb Rocna anchor. We’ve had consistently good results with that type on our previous boat. The anchor roller was replaced with the new self-launching design.
The windlass has controls in the pilothouse, so after initially freeing the safety strap by going forward, the anchor can be dropped or raised from at the helm, making it possible for one person to do everything. This will be a huge help when Michael is cruising solo!
Ready at last
MAY 23, 2013 | After three years in the works, Michael has finished the 10 ft Acorn Dinghy that will be our new tender. You can see more pictures of the entire process in a book available on Blurb.com, titled Michael Boyd Boatworks.