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Old 08-03-2007   #17
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For us, the first question we have when we come to a new anchorage is whether others are hanging on one or two anchors. Here in St. Augustine with the current ripping through pretty fast, it is a good idea to have two set. One with the incoming and one with the outgoing tide. I personally like two. It is hard for me to ask an anchor to reset itself four times a day and rely on its ability to do so. We generally stick to 5:1 to 7:1. I also have the uncanny ability to wake up for each tide change. Not sure why or how this happens but I am very consistant. MISTRESS starts her swing and I wake up. I do the head run, check out the area to see how everyone is swinging, and then fall fast a sleep again.

If when we arrive most are on one hook and we wish to set two, we will anchor away from everyone else because we will obviously not swing the same way.

Sailingdog says; This is Giu's way of asking, "Pull my finger..."
Thanks for the heads up.
Kathleen
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