The days are marching forward, is it really summer already? It seems like just yesterday I was surviving the winter and now the days are already growing shorter. Today we will have just under 18 hours of daylight, I love the PNW.
I’m continually surprised how little people are capable of doing on their own boats. I would never trust my boat and potentially my life to some guy in a rigging shop.
I always try and do everything myself, if I fail I ask for help and as a last resort pay someone to teach me so I can do it myself the next time.
I only have 30′ of 5/16″ chain and 220′ of 1/2″ 3 strand rope, I’m hoping this will become my secondary rode and dreaming of 100′ chain and 250 of rope Its good to want but as my insurance policy it is at the top of my list.
I have long since learned to work with what I have and make the best of it. I have enough anchor rode to set a 7 to 1 scope in 35′ of water, not ideal but I will just have to be very picky when I choose my anchorages, a good practice regardless of what you are hanging off your bow.
The bitter end refers to the end of the line (never a rope) that is secured to a (towing) bitt. The working end of a line is referred to as the Standing End, either way you look at it the end is near, as is the beginning.