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post #1 of Old 07-01-2004 Thread Starter
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Had an interesting experience last weekend while sleeping on my boat on the mooring in Three Mile Harbor which is in East Hampton, NY. Winds were forecast to be out of the North at around 10 knots. I was awoken at 2am to the sound of the wind HOWLING. I found out later it was gusting to 35+ knots. I went on deck to check my bridle and, low and behold a 40'' Tartan and another 37'' sailboat were dragging anchor off my port bow. Through using my flashlight and screaming at the top of my lungs, I was able to wake someone on the boats as they dragged by me. The point of my story is two fold: 1. The NOAA is not always right. 2. If your going to raft up for the night each boat shud have her own anchor. By sheer luck these guys missed hitting me by mere feet.
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