We are currently cruising our Islander Freeport 36 sailboat in Mexico. We have been extensively documentating our Islander Freeport outfitting for this adventure. We will now be reporting what of our outfitng is of value, what works and what is not of value.
At anchor in Zihuatanejo middle of March 2015 Could not reply to your comment because the internet speed on the boat here at anchor is too slow, the url does not like it. So new post. OK Don, I guess this was not clear :)
we drop anchor, that is when the anchor hits the bottom (we can tell when there
is a bit of slack in the rode or by depth) I say to Debbie “anchors on the
bottom” and Debbie sets a way point on the Garmin GPSMAP 740 chart plotter at
the helm. I also reach out over the bow pulpit (anchor roller) and set a way
point (Mark) with the Garmin 72 gps. This way point I very accurate as to where
the anchor is on the bottom. Latter after the rode is out and the anchor is set
Debbie enters in the way point I set with Garmin 72 gps into the Garmin GPSMAP
740 chart plotter and we compare way points for accuracy.
Then we take the waypoint numbers from the
Garmin 72 gps and enter them into the DragQeen anchor drag app.DragQeen is a
ActiveCaptian app. It is on our Samsung galaxy 10” tablet running Android OS.
We do not do iAnything.
We could, and will set the anchor alarm on
the Garmin 72 gps when we drop the anchor also. We first would like to get a
chord to plug the Garmin 72 gps into the house batteries so it does not eat the
AA batteries at night.
We also could use the chart plotter for an
alarm but it is hard to hear in the stateroom and uses more electricity. We do
put the Samsung galaxy tablet in the stateroom where it will wake me if the
alarm goes off.
Sent from our Islander Freeport 36' sail boat S\V Elegant'sea!