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Re: quick question with regard to anchoring near port of everett, puget sound, wa

Looking at what is used for a lot of moorings - mushrooms & so forth, I'm curious what a REALLY BIG anchor would do in this situation.

I'm thinking of an anchor many times normal size. For example, the Bruce factory recommendation for a storm anchor for my boat was 20 Kilos - how would, say, a 50 Kilo anchor do for a long term moor in a quite protected cove?

I'm thinking of a situation where the chain to the anchor would be buoyed with a float when leaving and then picked up and reattached to the boat when returning. Swinging room isn't a problem since it's fairly shallow near the head of the bay. Storm winds pass across the mouth of the bay, not into it. Seas never get over a couple of feet.

The reason I'm curious about this possibility is because there is no marina moorage available anywhere near where I live. There IS however, a nice, quite protected cove 2 blocks away. . Dropping a conventional mooring there would almost certainly cause squawking and intervention from officialdom but anchoring there is perfectly legitimate. Also, a monster anchor is still a LOT cheaper than a mooring and it's easily removable when wanted.

Anybody have any relevant experience?

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