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post #12 of Old 08-01-2011
PorFin
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Here's a qualified third for Sandy Point.

Very quiet and serene little anchorage.

My only qualification is on holding. We hooked there in 2008, no problems. Not so in 2010. We struggled to get the anchor to set (44lb CQR on all chain rode), and thought we were OK. A late evening storm (25 kts steady, with gusts to 45) came through, and we dragged badly. We ran out an additional 120' of chain, but the bugger still wouldn't bite. Had I not had a Danforth set up on the secondary rode, ready to deploy, we'd have wound up on the beach. Two other boats in the anchorage also dragged during the storm, so it wasn't just bad luck or bad technique on our part.

To recap -- yes, I'd go there again, but be prepared to react quickly if a storm blows in.
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