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Labatt, I think I like your's the best so far. I reakon "Hi" delivered just in the right tone may get a laugh & help to defuse a tense situation.

NautiG, agree an apology & a bottle of wine could also help.

On my yacht I have a deep / shallow anchor alarm on the depthsounder which I set. I'm a light sleeper so over the weekend I was constantly waking to check the situation. On the first night all the yachts dragged at dawn when the gusts hit 30kts, which woke me in time to observe all the action. I also noticed all the yachts dragging were at least at a 45 degree angle to the wind. My yacht only sways 10-15 degrees at anchor due to the pilothouse & other windage items further aft. Therefore I reakon if my anchor started dragging the rolling would wake me pretty quickly.

Still, I think the main thing is to have a properly set, appropriately sized anchor with enough scope. From what I saw the main problems were:

  1. trying to set the anchor in weed rather than sand, (I normally dive on the anchor to check)
  2. not reversing at half throttle to set the anchor
  3. anchor to small (the converted fishing boat was able to grab his main anchor and fling the anchor and chain a good 20 ft, way to small. My main anchor is 50 pounds / 22kg)
  4. not enough scope (was using 5:1 over the weekend)
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I've always liked, "Excuse me but do you have any Grey Poupon?"
T34C not sure what this means.


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What I was wondering is what you say to someone you have just collided with, especially if you manage to trip their anchor in the process?
Please don't shoot me!

or maybe ...

I have a wife and 12 children to take care of! Please don't shoot me!






Edit ... or if you are one of the Blues Brothers, then maybe ...

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Jake:[Falling to his knees before her]

Oh please don't kill us. Please, please don't kill us. You know I love ya baby, I wouldn't leave ya. It wasn't my fault.

Woman: You miserable slug. You think you can talk you're way out of this? You betrayed me.

Jake: No, I didn't. Honest. I ran outta gas. I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from outta town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake, a terrible flood, locust's. It wasn't my fault!! I swear to God!!

Woman: Oh Jake, Jake, honey.

[Jake embraces her in a passionate kiss, then drops her in the mud.]

Jake:[To Elwood]

Let's go.

Elwood:[To the Woman]

Take it easy.
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Please don't shoot me!

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I have a wife and 12 children to take care of! Please don't shoot me!
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Ilenart,
T34c refers to an old, very old, TV commercial where the guy is eating his lunch in the car and pulls up next to a Rolls Royce and asks the guy in back if he's got any Grey Poupon mustard. You had to be there. A quite well done commercial though that did wonders for Grey Poupon's sales among the more pedestrian of sandwiche consumers.
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[Rant ]To my mind, dragging at anchor onto another boat is mostly about sloppiness. It doesn't have to happen.

We drag sometimes, yes; but NEVER unexpectedly. It doesn't take much practice to get a feel for how good your hold is. There will be times when its hard to get in firm enough, or what might be OK in 15kts of wind could slip at 30kts. If you have to be in that situation, you post an anchor watch to make sure you keep out of trouble, specially in a crowded anchorage.

How do we avoid trouble? Just the simplest of precautions. Let out chain like you are laying it along the seabed, allow the boat to settle back after anchoring, then put the engine in full reverse. If we don't shift against transits and the tide isn't going to swing us round, we are fine up to a gale. But some boats just chuck the anchor overboard, often not enough scope, and that's it. Then they expect their neighbours to grin and bear it when they scrape down their sides at 2am. [/End of Rant]
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Ilenart,
T34c refers to an old, very old, TV commercial where the guy is eating his lunch in the car and pulls up next to a Rolls Royce and asks the guy in back if he's got any Grey Poupon mustard. You had to be there. A quite well done commercial though that did wonders for Grey Poupon's sales among the more pedestrian of sandwiche consumers.
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Thanks Sailaway21 / Freesail99, I can honestly say I have never heard of Grey Poupon mustard.
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