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post #43 of Old 06-28-2013
chris_gee
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Re: Anchor Setting Woes

I wonder about trying to get it to set too early. It is likely to go in at too shallow an angle, and with later strain pull out.
The problem with backing down under power is prop walk then the bow blowing off. I prefer to let the boat move with the wind. Then let it settle and come under tension then apply power. It is a bit difficult to let out the right amount of scope as you move back so there may be some slack initially so it takes a bit of time to let it tension up naturally. But at that point the angles are such that it will dig deep.
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