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Re: pulled anchor and sailed away...
There is something VERY elegant about departing an anchorage that way, especially if you do it early in the morning to avoid waking your neighbors. But here in Maine it's sort of tough to pull off because the chain is usually filled with thick, greasy, clay/mud which is great for holding but time consuming to clean off before the chain goes below. So, I almost always have the engine running and am working diligently with my washdown hose for the first several minutes after the anchor breaks free, which precludes me from sailing, at least when I'm single handing.