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post #12 of Old 11-30-2010
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Myself and my Daughter attempted to anchor in what was supposed to be 60' by the charts. My depthfinder was temporarily inoperative (old boat) at the time. After letting out 100' of 3/8" chain and 100' of rode, only to continue drifting with the flood, we hauled it all back in by hand. It was an ugly scene, both of us on the foredeck going "Heave, HEAVE" forever in the 90 F sun. I could hardly make my rust covered self get back to the cockpit after that one. All while drifting along at three knots between the islands. Nothing heavier than 100' of 3/8" chain hanging straight down off the bow. It must've been 200' there...

Baggett and Sons Marine Restoration
The Landing at Colony Wharf
Bellingham, WA.

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