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Stern tie anchoring in storn winds
I am about to head to British Columbia/Vancouver Island in my Hood 38 and was wondering the best way to stern tie when wind is expected to be high in an anchorage, in a storm situation. For example, if the wind is anticipated from the north, would it be best to stern tie to a tree or ring on the north side of a cove, with the anchor set from the bow to the south, or to be on the south side of the cove, with the anchor set off the bow, opposite the wind direction, to the north, and the stern tie to the south? In this area one needs to anchor close to shore oftentimes, as the depth increases very quickly.
I was thinking that if the anchor dragged, in the second situation, one would be very close to a lee shore, with little time to respond, since stern ties tend to put you very close to shore.
I am thinking that in the second situation, it would be best to put out a second anchor at 45 degrees apart, in the direction from which is wind is coming,to insure against dragging, and stern tie just to hold against swinging.