I may have to try this. This summer there were a few bars/restaurants along the intercoastal that would have been fun to sail to but they didn't have a good landing spot. If I could have used an anchor and used the strategy below, I could keep the boat out on the water while I'm eating. Plus with the sails up you make quite an entrance
VERY GOOD QUESTION !!!
Rudders: Up and secured. I make 100% sure the rudders never fall down to the water, they will create mayhem, the boat will saill away. I tie mines to the pilons with bungees to prevent them from ever falling.
Sheets: I disconnect the sheets from the sails, that way there is no way they can produce any power. ( a loose main sheet can get tangled in the tramp and give you a bad time. )
The anchor line: I tie it to the vertical rod under the mast and under the horizontal fwd crossmember ( whatever thats called ). If you tie the anchor line to the forward stays where the Jib attaches, the Hobie goes a bit wild from side to side.
If wind gets too strong, I lower the Main Sail.
- A project I'm working on that may be useful to Hobie sailors in need of custom parts or other projects you may be working on