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post #6 of Old 08-12-2011
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Just got back yesterday from 17 days on the boat including 4 days anchored at Block Island. Arrived on a Monday and left on a Friday. Anchorage was pretty civilized and no squalls and the firedrills that always follow. As you note, the problem there is the anchorage is either very shallow (over by Zodiac beach) or deep (25+ feet) with insufficient room to let out enough scope. Other problem is there is grass on the bottom that can prevent a good set. I always set two anchors about 90 to 120 degrees apart. This lets me let out plenty of scope and only swing as much as if I was on short scope along with the extra security of the second anchor.
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