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Have you shore camped?

This is for larger boats, I know it's easy for smaller boats and swing keelers.

But say you really like a well sheltered and somewhat well provided campsite on shore of an island or remote shore say like in Maine. Would you be comfortable enough in your ground tackle to go ashore and sleep in the tent and by a campfire as the sun sets behind your mother ship?

Jus wonnering..

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or a very very long leash? or bells on the line? lmao

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It isn't the ground tackle that's a problem. I happen to like the moat that separates me from the four, six, and eight legged critters and crawlies.
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Denise,

What about anchor watch? I mean, say you peak out of your tent and the boat is halfway out to sea? At least you can do something about that if you're still on it.

I guess the rules about keeping watch don't technically say that you have to be on the boat.

No. I wouldn't be comfortable unless I had a Southerly that can be beached right next to my tent and I can reach out and touch it.

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Around here, we nose up to the rocks, and tie off to trees. If you find the right little nook, it's like being in your slip where the boat is very safe and secure. We also happen to be blessed with some really nice beaches that are close to some of those rocks.
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Pick your spot carefully. There are many places with good holding and protection along the Maine coast where you should sleep as sound ashore as you do aboard. Where camping ashore is a low risk adventure. With the right location, the right ground tackle and good weather the Maine Island Trail offers us the opportunity to enjoy an occasional island. There are also many attractive island anchorages where I wouldn't be comfortable leaving the boat unattended. I can row, but chasing my boat dragging its anchor isn't a formula for a good night's sleep.

I guess you could always set two anchors. Our boat carries a hook on 90 feet of ht chain. The Rocna 15 is big for our 28 foot, 7000 lb. boat. It holds some good deah! and I sleep well.

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Around here, we nose up to the rocks, and tie off to trees.
Now that I would have no problem doing. I'd trust a solid tree not to move more so than my anchor and our anchor is big for our size boat.

It does sound like fun, though.

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I'm not a camping sort of guy, but I certainly have left the boat anchored out overnight without me from time to time. Good ground tackle AND good anchoring technique is critical.

In some places I feel more confident on my own tackle than on a mooring.

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