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Cat 4 hurry cane headed up the West coast.

Nows the time to get some beat up ole tub and anchor it off Cabo, with your vaunted Rocna's.

Last time Cabo got smucked, almost everybody wound up in a smuschy pile on the beach. I know one couple who made their boat choice after seeing who was chrushed up and who wasn't.

This could make the ole pickup truck anchoring trick revelant (or not).

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LOL... he'll use a Rocna 110, which is over 245 lbs. of steel anchor, and 1" chain.
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Cat 4 hurry cane headed up the West coast.

Nows the time to get some beat up ole tub and anchor it off Cabo, with your vaunted Rocna's.

Last time Cabo got smucked, almost everybody wound up in a smuschy pile on the beach. I know one couple who made their boat choice after seeing who was chrushed up and who wasn't.

This could make the ole pickup truck anchoring trick revelant (or not).

Dewey
Are you volunteering your boat Dewey?

We'll provide the anchor(s)...

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Are you volunteering your boat Dewey?

We'll provide the anchor(s)...

I have nothing to gain from volunteering my craft.

You however, could have purchased an ole tub (they do abound around there) but if your anchors don't hold the craft.............

but it's too little too late

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Ole John outa be in La Paz by now.

Kinda looked like the dangerous quad might catch La Paz.

Track looks like it's skinnying up the east side Baja Sur, it would be rather unusual but if it wanders out into the gulf....This time of year the water temp in there is above 90 degrees.

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If we used an old tub as you say, there wouldn't be much point to the demonstration - all the critics would point to the fact that clearly we didn't have enough confidence in the anchors to use one of our own yachts...

What's the big deal about Caba anyway? I'm not familiar with the US west coast. Is it poor holding?
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What's the big deal about Caba anyway? I'm not familiar with the US west coast. Is it poor holding?
Cabo San Lucas, once a sleepy little fishing village, now big time tourist resort. Great sport fishing, golf, drunken home of the Cabo Wabo.

Crappy partial shelter harbor (if even that). Seldom gets smucked by hurricane force winds lending a complacency to the cruisers anchored there.

It was either in the late 80's or the early 90's when the big wind caught the cruisers at anchor there. Tore the holy hell out of the fleet. Those who didn't know what a sand beach can do to a vessel pounding on it found out. The shatterd hulls of many litterd the beach.

No one blames anyone for not using ones own boat in a hurricane. The Givens guy's didn't hop into one of their rafts intentionally in a typhoon.

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