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post #2 of Old 07-10-2012
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Re: Anchors Away...

Looks great! I find it very difficult to tell if I'm dragging anchor at night just by looking-- in the middle of the night it always looks like the boat has moved, so while it's light I always take a couple of bearings on objects on shore and set a drift alarm on my gps. Makes for a better night's sleep.
Don't be satisfied with "just a little" anchor drag. If it can drag a little it can drag a lot, and even a little could wrap you up with another boat's anchor, which is a real mess. Make sure you've got enough scope out and the anchor is set well.

Mark Smith
1977 C&C 30 Mk 1 hailing from Port Clinton, Ohio

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