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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?