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Anchoring, chain diameter is a big difference?
I''ve always found this topic of which anchor works best interesting.I''ve used quite a few different ones, but prefer the Delta over-all.Each anchor obviously has different merits, but what I find amusing about anchoring is the amount of people that don''t know how to set any anchor in the first place.To the author of this text-Please don''t take this as that I''m questioning your abilities, because I am not. Just some mere comments from the "Peanut Gallery." They pull their boat up, drop the anchor (with plenty of chain and rope on top of it, then run back to the cockpit and throw the boat in a strong reverse. Duh...what''s wrong with this picture? Recently, a power boater anchored beside me in a small anchorage. She decided she needed two anchors after it was obvious the first was dragging as the boat drifted back towards the harbor entrance. She loaded the second anchor into the dink, along with a good measure of chain and rode, motored out to about 10 feet in front of the bow, and threw the whole mess (except the bitter end....I was surprised!)overboard. She then motored back to the boat and started winching the rode to tighten up the conglomeration! I guess she knew what she was doing, because somehow the boat was still there in the morning! ha!ha!ha!At another anchorage, a sailor in a 39 ft.boat had the bow of his boat pointing in every direction possible (except into the wind)while dropping anchor, but didn''t understand why the anchor refused to bite? I''m sure everyone reading this could tell similar comical stories. Observation from the "Peanut Gallery": As the original author of this text pointed out, understanding which anchor works best for the area you''re in is important, but knowing how to anchor in the first place is even more so.