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post #20 of Old 08-04-2011
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I agree with Simon - rules dictate that the first one down calls the shots - etiquette dictates that all others who come in later keep their distance.

It's no different to the guy who puts out twice the rode he needs and swings onto everything near him. If he's there first . . . . . the only etiquette involved is that he advises you and you stay away.

Just for the record I never do either of those things but bow/stern anchoring is often desirable particularly when a swell is coming into the anchorage.

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