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post #16 of Old 08-10-2006
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I think the best time of the day is to get to the anchorage early, set my hook, fix myself a drink and watch everyone else come in. A laugh a minute. You can tell the newbies right away.
Up in the 1000 Islands, they rent these house boats to just about anyone. They come into the cove ,literaly drop the anchor (danforth) over the side with 20 feet of rope in 10 feet of water and go inside.
Most of these rentals end up on the rocks or worse.. into some unsuspecting boat in the middle of the night.
If you really want to have a good nights rest. After you are sure you have set your anchor - slide a down rigger weight ( 10 -15 lbs) ) 10 feet down your anchor rode. It decreases the angle your rode sits to the bottom . Of you ahev have to have the weight attached to your boat.
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