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Re: Trip to Block Island...

Much of the anchorage is 50 feet deep and not-so-great holding. Have plenty of anchor rode and a big anchor and you'll be ok. As you anchor, see if you can ask any nearby boats what scope they are using. We have all chain, so I like to anchor near others that are chain, figuring the swing as the wind shifts will be similar on the shorter chain scope. But recently, one neighbor had line going into the water because all his chain was out, not because he was on all line.

I've seen one boat dragged into another. It was a late arrival and IIRC, he chose a spot that I figured was not good. Maybe I tried there earlier or something.

If you come to Montauk, let me know so I can arrange a car for your use.


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