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post #2 of Old 07-30-2013
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Re: Mooring/Anchoring Techniques...

A few years back I watched the "Tractor Pull" method in New Harbor at Block I. A brand new zillion dollar sailboat, possibly 60' long, cruised around the harbor and finally decided to drop anchor a short distance away. He dropped the anchor over...and over...and over again....straight down, backing off each time with a puzzled look and circling round again. He had a friend on board who steadfastly stood on the bow, looking intently over the bow waiting for the anchor to set. They moved to a different location a distance away and repeated the exercise. Totally clueless, I think he must have rented dock space or a mooring.

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