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Re: My last little bit of planning

Ok, thanks.

Why wouldn't a second anchor be better than tying to shore?
Isn't it kind of the same purpose? A second stern anchor, maybe on very short scope, would do the same thing, but you wouldn't have to carry(and purchase!) 350 feet more rope. You could also anchor further from shore, and if the wind or current was running a different direction than into shore, you could face anyway you wanted? So why stern tie? I"m sure you are right, I just don't know why.
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