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Old 07-25-2012
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Re: Let's talk about anchors some more

I don't think 15 extra pounds is more difficult to deal with, but it's holding power is quite a bit better.. I don't think 15 pounds adds any weight of signifigance to the stability of the vessel. I do know it's foolish not to have enough ground tackle at my disposal. When I've been blown in and hunkerd down in some anchorage 100 miles from no where, I've been more than happy that I've had a good selection of anchors to deploy. My boat is on the hook right now in a protected creek in the Fla. Keys, and I'm sitting on 2, 150 pound home made anchors, I added the second because I was pulling the one 150 pounder around a little in strong blow's, It's a hard bottom so the holding isn't great.
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