No fooling around with the test Fortress FX-7 anymore. I used the Ocean Kayak Malibu Two and paddled out the Fortress FX-16 and set it. It holds always and with the kayak it is easy to set and I think easy to reset for wave direction changes. That was not needed here as this was a one night anchor.
We also set our flopper stopper for good measure.
s\v Elegant'sea as she sits at anchor in Bahia de Jaltemba.
We are paddling to the beach in the kayak.
Yes there are jet skies here and banana boats...notice s\v Elegant'sea.
After waiting for the sets to go by we paddled in for a successful beach landing.
We had drilled holes in the paddles so we can lock them to the kayak.
What Bahia de Jaltemba.is famous for, fresh cooked fish on a stick.
There she sits at anchor, hard to see😕
A gringo market in Bahia de Jaltemba.
We were going to let out some scope at the bow and pull in scope at the stern and then haul in the stern anchor. That was not going to work though because the winds were light and the sailboat at mooring by the stern anchor keep shifting around.
As you can see at this point the stern anchor was close to the moored sail boat, too close for us to get at it with the big boat.
Ocean Kayak Malibu Two has been real stable and makes this easy.
Island off Bahia de Jaltemba.
A whale off Bahia de Jaltemba!
We are really glad we stopped at this anchorage!