Tried anchoring in 50 feet of water at Block Island, IIRC. The CQR didn't set and I went to a spot with 30 foot depth - a shallower but more crowded part of the anchorage. Later that day a smaller sailboat apparently tried the same spot where we couldn't get a good set. She had dragged back and was up against a slightly bigger sailboat.
Originally Posted by SoulVoyage
...Note: I'd reccomend everybody carry an aft anchor with a shot of at least 120 feet of rope rode ready to go in an emergency when there is no time to let the bow anchor go.
Can you provide some examples of when you'd need the (stern) anchor quickly?