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Re: Finger Lakes,NY to Key West,Fl.
Oh, almost forgot to mention, After spending time ashore from about noon to about 7pm we returned to the boat anchored in Spa Creek to find it had drug at anchor about 50' down streem from where we had left it ! That was with a 45# claw on all chain and another 40# danforth on 40' of chain and additional rope . Fortunately no issues as I make it a point to leave ample distance from other vessls and shores. But none the less an unsettling occurance.
We can only deduce that due to the constant anchoring in that area and the mudd mucky bottom condition the winds slowly dragged her down river during the time we were absent . As opposed to breaking adrift, which didn't happen.
It;s odd and revaealing as we had been anchored there for a couple days and never moved.
Just a wake up call from the anchor gods. Don't leave the boat unattended,ever. if your concerned about holding/dragging.