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Old 03-31-2013
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Re: Anchoring with changing tides and wind

At least on my dock in Edmonds, I see more Bruce claw or Delta fast set anchors on boats bows. There are afew CQR etc, along with numourous danforth anchors.......I've had a hard time keeping danforths set holding race mark bouys in tide changes, much less boats around here.

I have an actual bruce for my boat, it came with it. I also have a light fastset for my race anchor. ie light enough to meet race rule specs, but heavy enough to hold me in lighter winds and it has as RC a couple of times. Any of the newer plow., claw style anchors in the 10-20lb range, with 20-30' of appropriate sized chaing should hold you in most places here in puget sound. Yes, take into the account, some days we have 16' tide changes, 8-10 is themore common max on a given day. The 14-16' changes are more like once a month for 2-4 days, to even every qtr or so, it can go from -4 to 12' range.

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