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Re: Is he anchored too close?

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I came in here in the afternoon and picked a spot with a good distance between other anchored boats.
Later a boat came in, and instead of anchoring away from the farthest boat, he took a spot between us.
Is this too close? There is about 150' to him.
Looks OK to me, however I would not want to give a final verdict without knowing the water depth and resulting scope. Just from looking at the water surface you can't tell if you are anchored in some deep fjord with hundreds of feet of chain.
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Re: Is he anchored too close?

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Looks OK to me, however I would not want to give a final verdict without knowing the water depth and resulting scope. Just from looking at the water surface you can't tell if you are anchored in some deep fjord with hundreds of feet of chain.
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The water depth is 12 feet, no tide to speak of. I have 90' feet of lead-rope out.(nothing on the bottom to cut lines around here)
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Re: Is he anchored too close?

You'd be amazed at how close another boat looks to you when you are standing on deck, but jump in the dink and voila, he's miles away in reality.
With a 50' boat and 125' feet of chain out I swing a 350' circle, so everyone looks too close from the deck, even the guy in the next bay!
Most often it's about courtesy, though. I find it amazing how, when anchored alone in a lovely anchorage the size of Manhattan, another boat will come in and anchor 50' away.
It drives me crazy!
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Re: Is he anchored too close?

Depends on how much rode(chain and line) you and he have out and position of anchors. How deep is it? Does not look too close to me but if you both have little chain and 100' of line each in a shallow anchorage you could overlap. Did he anchor and back down in the same direction as you? You are 150' apart but your anchors may be much closer and thus cause an overlap.

Alos, does he plan to run a generator or party all night long?

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I find it amazing how, when anchored alone in a lovely anchorage the size of Manhattan, another boat will come in and anchor 50' away.
It drives me crazy!
Oh well, "Nikki, will you please get me another rum punch, hun? Thanks."
Our wind gen is very quiet but can work well as an anchoring deterrent.
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Re: Is he anchored too close?

With that amount of rope rode out in little or no wind you will be drifting around the anchorage. I would reduce the scope to 60 feet and be ready if the wind comes up to put more out.

Old sailing ships used 5:1 ratio and they had crappy anchors.

It takes a while to get confident about how close everyone else is. But if you sail to the Med and go into a French anchorage on a hot sunday afternoon you will never be afraid again!

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Depends on how much rode(chain and line) you and he have out and position of anchors. How deep is it? Does not look too close to me but if you both have little chain and 100' of line each in a shallow anchorage you could overlap. Did he anchor and back down in the same direction as you? You are 150' apart but your anchors may be much closer and thus cause an overlap.

Alos, does he plan to run a generator or party all night long?
12' feet deep, I guess we both have around 90' chain/lead rope out.
He backed down in the parallel to me.
No generator, and they seem to be asleep already (it's 22:33 here now)
I know it will all be fine, thanks for all the answers though, SN is a great place. We just don't have this kind of forum here.
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With that amount of rope rode out in little or no wind you will be drifting around the anchorage. I would reduce the scope to 60 feet and be ready if the wind comes up to put more out.

Old sailing ships used 5:1 ratio and they had crappy anchors.

It takes a while to get confident about how close everyone else is. But if you sail to the Med and go into a French anchorage on a hot sunday afternoon you will never be afraid again!
That was a great post MarkofSeaLife
I will reduce before I tuck in, and then look at it when I check things during the night The forecast says that it will stay calm until early morning.
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Re: Is he anchored too close?

Don't worry.

This is what too close looks like.
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