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Re: What do I do if someone anchors too close?

as i am female and trawlers park wa too close to my boat--actually only one trawler, 3 times...first one i ignored, second i mentioned, THIRD time, same guy---i used my vhf to label him a stalker and he left the zihuatenejo bay ignominiously......mortified with many witnesses....
what can a guy do to make this kind of removal a fairly easy task....also--try waking up in the dark to make anchor watch checks--you may not miss the intruder into your space the next time, if you do--is one reason to always do periodic eyeball examinations of ones new neighbor hood, especially on holiday weekends in us of a....
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Re: What do I do if someone anchors too close?

While at anchor a week ago, a guy dropped a 100 lb mushroom anchor and mooring setup 20 feet from my anchor. That was according to witnesses -- members of the New England Cruising Society (?). I was not there at the time. Granted, I had 70 feet of chain out in 10 feet of water, but with a 50 foot boat, the guy is just plain dumb.

I don't think he was being malicious. I met him a couple days before. I actually think he's just plain dumb!

Proir to him showing up with his boat, I moved our boat, figuring that a wind shift could make for a bit of a tangle.

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Spend a few bucks on one of these and hope you spot him out on the water some day
I was thinking Claymore Fenders!

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Re: What do I do if someone anchors too close?

I wish I were there....I kind of like confronting A-holes!
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Re: What do I do if someone anchors too close?

What a shame! There are many things everyone would suggest you do and some are harsh. I don't know exactly how I'd react, probably confront them right away if I was sure it was their fault.
The lawyer who wrote to you and advised the right course of action is the right way to go. We all know "road rage" now we have to deal with "water rage", give me a break.
Why can't people just act nice, mind their business and have a pleasant day!
Good luck and sorry this happened to you.
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Re: What do I do if someone anchors too close?

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While at anchor a week ago, a guy dropped a 100 lb mushroom anchor and mooring setup 20 feet from my anchor. That was according to witnesses -- members of the New England Cruising Society (?). I was not there at the time. Granted, I had 70 feet of chain out in 10 feet of water, but with a 50 foot boat, the guy is just plain dumb.

I don't think he was being malicious. I met him a couple days before. I actually think he's just plain dumb!

Proir to him showing up with his boat, I moved our boat, figuring that a wind shift could make for a bit of a tangle.

Regards,
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Re: What do I do if someone anchors too close?

It got worse. Some people anchored by my friend and he was sitting on his oat and told them they were too close. Thy said they were from here and knew what they were doing. As they took the dinghy in they said to us

"It's good anchorage on the other side of the bay"

Why they told is this I don't know. I think they thought thy had more rights to be there, anyways in the morning the boats start bumping so my friend gets in his dinghy and pushes their boat away and then goes back to sleep. When the other peoe get back the boats are bumping so the guy stands on his deck blowing his air horn. My friend wakes up and the guy and his wife start screaming at him how he must have moved, they weren't this close close before. The guy starts pulling up his anchor and it is under my friends and starts pulling his anchor up and bringing the boats together. They are yelling and telling him he must have moved and to pull his anchor and leave. Crazy fourth.
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Re: What do I do if someone anchors too close?

Dropped a mooring? In what location, in what state? Not that it matters now, but usually dropping a mooring without the express permission of the bottom owner or the local government is a good way to get a discount ticket to the Policeman's Ball.

No, really, when you see an idiot? You're allowed to drop a dime on them, and let some civil servant explain the rest to them. Contrary to popular opinion, "You CAN fix stupid!"
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It got worse. Some people anchored by my friend and he was sitting on his oat and told them they were too close. Thy said they were from here and knew what they were doing. As they took the dinghy in they said to us

"It's good anchorage on the other side of the bay"

Why they told is this I don't know. I think they thought thy had more rights to be there, anyways in the morning the boats start bumping so my friend gets in his dinghy and pushes their boat away and then goes back to sleep. When the other peoe get back the boats are bumping so the guy stands on his deck blowing his air horn. My friend wakes up and the guy and his wife start screaming at him how he must have moved, they weren't this close close before. The guy starts pulling up his anchor and it is under my friends and starts pulling his anchor up and bringing the boats together. They are yelling and telling him he must have moved and to pull his anchor and leave. Crazy fourth.
No matter how assholic these people may have been, your friend certainly bears some of the responsibility in this instance...

He awakened to the boats making contact, merely pushes them apart, and then goes back to sleep???" Seriously?

Sometimes, no matter if you were anchored first, or whatever, the most seamanlike thing to do is simply re-anchor at a safe distance from anyone who may present a threat to your boat...
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Re: What do I do if someone anchors too close?

Wether is anchoring to close or an annoying generator, we encounter this problem regularly. I've just accepted the world is full of morons that either don't care about anyone else or don't know any better. I don't go to busy harbors any more and just move when an idiot shows up. Not worth the agrivation.
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