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Old 03-25-2008
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Sorry mate my anchor dragged!

over the long weekend I was anchored at Rottnest Island and watched a procession of boats dragging their anchors. Think there were 5 the first night, 2 the second night and only 1 the last night (as it was so windy all the smart buggers had left ).

On the first night a 35ft converted fishing boat dragged his anchor and collided with a 37ft yacht anchored right next to me. They stayed stuck together for about 10 minutes then the yacht's anchor gave way and off they both went. Luckily they both missed the 2-3 boats further downwind.

What I was wondering is what you say to someone you have just collided with, especially if you manage to trip their anchor in the process?
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