Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: SW Florida
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The time I anchored in 40 feet or so of water was only a few weeks ago...I was nine miles out in the Gulf by myself and on a good weather window...enjoyed a nice quiet night at first...so much so that I had put a kind of bungee damper..theres a name for it...snubber..maybe that's it...on the anchor line like some people do at moorings. This was done to take the" yank" or slapback out of the 160 feet or so of anchor line/chain I had out that was making a bit of an uncomfortable motion in the 1-2 foot "seas".
Then..about 2 am...a sudden steady wind of about 15 knots came up off the land and lasted for about a half hour or so...this land breeze caught me a bit by surprise...but eventually equalized with the water temp but only after I had immediately got up and took off the bungee arrangement and tied off again as normal.
Last edited by souljour2000; 11-30-2010 at 08:57 PM.