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administrator 02-28-2006 06:02 PM

What's the deepest water you've ever dropped anchor in?
 
What's the deepest water you've ever dropped anchor in?

Inquiring minds want to know?

:confused: :confused: :confused:

SeanC. 02-28-2006 06:37 PM

28 feet in sand off Montserrat. I know, not very daring, just thought I'd get the ball rolling...

mattkab 02-28-2006 07:52 PM

Not deep enough:
http://www.matt-megan.us/i/l/C30/Gro.../Grounding.jpg
:eek:

In all seriousness, we regularly anchor in 30+ feet of water in Puget Sound. Deepest, around 50' or so.

Thanks,
Matt B.

TrueBlue 02-28-2006 08:21 PM

115 feet off Can-2, 5 miles offshore from Brenton Reef, Newport. It was with 1:2 scope, while fishing for Striped Bass in my 30 ft. powerboat (gasp!). In True Blue, we anchored in 75 ft. to dive off Kettle Bottom Rock, off Horsehead, Jamestown, RI. We decided to stay awhile for lunch after the dive, since seas were calm and weather perfect.

If anchoring off other boats counts in this poll, three years ago, I dove the wreck of the U-853, sunk in 130 ft, 6 miles east of Block Island, RI, with all 53 German sailors on board. We dove off Stephen Brady's 48 ft Egg Harbor, a Newport Diving Center Charter. Incredible experience, but only 15 ft viz.

chipahoy 02-28-2006 09:26 PM

45ft on lake superior 125 ft of 3/8 chain and 35lb delta

Scott
Downeast 32

gstraub 03-01-2006 08:10 AM

About 100' and how it held I'll never know!

Gerhard

administrator 03-01-2006 08:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gstraub
About 100' and how it held I'll never know!

Gerhard

recommended scope is 6:1, correct?

Sailormon6 03-01-2006 12:10 PM

On July 29, 1956 Jacques Cousteau anchored Calypso in 7,500 meters of water (record). If I remember correctly, he used 3/8" line.

SeanC. 03-01-2006 01:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sailormon6
On July 29, 1956 Jacques Cousteau anchored Calypso in 7,500 meters of water (record). If I remember correctly, he used 3/8" line.


hope he had a windlass...

gstraub 03-01-2006 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by administrator
recommended scope is 6:1, correct?

Ahem....yes, that is the recommendation....not at all what we had! Back in younger days when I didn't worry as much!

Gerhard


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