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Re: Boat Us conducts anchor tests
There was a long thread elsewhere. The area is known for layers of oyster shell and soft mud and is extremely variable.
My only take away is that when you are anchoring over a layered bottom with shells, there's no telling what you've got, even after you back down (you will feel a 500# set, but perhaps that is ALL you've got). I think it might be over-examining the data to say much about winners and losers.
Bigger is better and shock absorption helps, but moving is the only safe bet... if there is anything better nearby.
(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")
"Well, I just climb up to them."
by Joe Brown, English rock climber
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