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post #26 of Old 08-30-2013
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Re: The Perils of Rafting On

We had plenty of scope out, at least for one boat at 7:1 in shallow water. I believe we just had too much windage/weight on the Danforth type anchor and when the wind shift twisted the flukes loose it just skipped along and would not set. Thats why we tryed to use power to slow down the raft and give the anchor time to dig in again. It probably had a mud ball on it and did not want to reset before we got to the next line of boats. This weekend we'll most likely put out two anchors and keep a closer eye to the wind shifts.

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