Boats with different rodes from what is commonly used in an area are a problem. A boat with an all-chain rode can often get away with less scope...so has a smaller swinging circle. It pays to pay attention to what the other boats around an anchorage are using and try to anchor near boats of your size, type and with similar rodes.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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