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post #49 of Old 12-19-2013
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Re: Anchoring for long term or in unprotected waters

Originally Posted by benesailor View Post
SV Auspicious

How bad was the surge during sandy and what anchoring arrangement did you use? Did you ride it out? I'm thinking you did. As stated previously sometimes it's unavoidable to be in a open roadstead.
The surge on Chesapeake Bay during Sandy was trivial. I've seen surge up to eight feet in earlier storms and I just keep letting chain out.

In the past, I have ridden out storms aboard while Janet stayed in the house. In Sandy after two days without power she looked down the basement stairs to see a laundry basket drift past. *sigh* Now our plan is for both of us to stay on the boat, at anchor, in major storms.

Janet will make sure I pump out the dinghy at the earliest time and trudge in to check on the house while she stays aboard where it is warm, dry, there is power and Internet and TV.

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