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

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28 feet in sand off Montserrat. I know, not very daring, just thought I'd get the ball rolling...
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Not deep enough:
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In all seriousness, we regularly anchor in 30+ feet of water in Puget Sound. Deepest, around 50' or so.

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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.

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

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

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

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recommended scope is 6:1, correct?
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On July 29, 1956 Jacques Cousteau anchored Calypso in 7,500 meters of water (record). If I remember correctly, he used 3/8" line.
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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...
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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!

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