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post #16 of Old 08-28-2013
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Re: The Perils of Rafting On

I've rafted up with as many as 17 boats (over 175k pounds) on a single anchor in 10 - 15 kts of wind - overnight.

Every third week for the past ten years or so our YC hosts a raft up somewhere on the Ches Bay, and just about every week end we go. I'm the anchor boat more often than not as I get there first.

This past summer's fun was three anchors, 6 boats - in Galesville during a 40 kt blow.

What matters is knowing how to do it, and doing it right.

Lessons learned are opportunities earned.
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