SailNet Community - View Single Post - Problem with new Manson anchor
View Single Post
post #1 of Old 10-24-2009 Thread Starter
gershel
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 355
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
Problem with new Manson anchor

For the most part (since May 09) my new Manson 35 has been terrific, but a few weeks ago I had something competely unexpected happen.
I was in the anchorage at Chesapeake City, and felt that I was anchored securely. The next day had a high wind advisory forecast (50+ kt) so we decided to stay put. The next morning the wind got strong and we started to drag. I started the engine and went to re-anchor, but when I pulled it up I had a 5' log across the fluke, and a small danforth (loose) inside the roll bar. Because of the wind in the crowded anchorage, and not able to clear the debris off the anchor easily, I headed to an empty bulkhead to clear everything off.
This is the first time anything like this ever happened to me (35+ years). Is this a problem with the anchor, or just an unusual set of events, or ME?
Marc
gershel is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome