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post #1 of Old 05-10-2011 Thread Starter
Young Salt
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Overnighting in the Ocean

Ok, I'm a little entranced about the idea of sailing out a dozen or so miles into the ocean and spending the night.

Im gathering if you are too close, you'll wake up grounded on the beach. If you are far enough out, you couldn't lay anchor.

What can you do, or how far out would one go (Im guessing 20 miles) and just drift and sleep the night? (Naturally far away from shipping lanes)

I've heard a little about "heave to" as a way to minimize your drift, as well as pinning the help to one side.

Is this an awful idea or just suck it up and anchor?
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