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If you're in an area where wind or current shifts are going to be a problem, you really need to get an anchor that can deal with those conditions well. Fluke-type anchors are a really bad idea in such a situation.

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Thanks a lot guys,
I'm really learning here.
I can see your point. I have sailed mostly in the Pacific and Sea of Cortez for the last 15 yrs. Those anchorages are rarely crowded. It honestly never occurred to me that anchoring technique could be different in different areas based on local conditions.

That's a lesson I won't forget. Thanks again,


One question:
Do you take into account the fact that when the wind or tidal current shifts it may trip your anchor and it may drag for a distance before resetting?


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SD -- the time to avoid multihulls is when you are buying a boat!

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okay, you can call me an xxx-----I deserve it!

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damn, freesail's smarter than he looks....and ruining our plans to keep those anchorages to ourselves...
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Ahhh, the start of a rumor to keep those beautiful anchorages to themselves.

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Nah, you gotta do more than that to qualify... but I will say you're a grand example of an AFOC... with SFB... to boot. If you can't figure out SFB... let me know.

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damn, freesail's smarter than he looks....and ruining our plans to keep those anchorages to ourselves...



I've found that being a stunt double has helped.

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Anchors

Hi Sd,
I have actually got five anchors aboard. Two Danforth types 1 @ 45Lbs and 1 @ 35 lbs, one 44 lb Bruce, one 45 Lb plow, and a Storm Anchor (yachtsmans type). I don't count the two grapnel type anchors.

I have all chain rode on the bow, 200' of 5/16 HT, and a 200' nylon rode at the stern with 35' of 3/8 chain.

I usually try to check the bottom type and expected weather before I choose which ones to drop.

As you know different anchors work better in different bottom types.
Grass/weeds, sand, mud, cobbles,etc.

I usually only use the Danforth types in soft mud

During my last trip, I anchored in two different places where there was quite a lot of tidal current. (Cheaspeake City Anchorage basin and Barnegat Bay) Without a Bahamian Mooring, My anchors would surely have needed to reset when the tide changed. I was outside everyone elses swing circle, especially that pesky Catamaran.

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Dquack-

I think you can nearly give Halekai a run for his money on the number of anchors...though he has you beat on variety...

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Really?
I'm looking for a new Rocna!

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Well, maybe I should put the Redneck Rockna on the bay for ya...

I just bought a bigger fluke and good nylon rope that will replace the undersized anchor I was using as my primary. At least I now have something rated as adequate for my boat.

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CD- SFB? Nah, my brain is Mississippi mud! Goes with the territory!! It's almost the same thing, but the mud is stickier! That's why my 35 lb danforth holds like a 50 pounder, and weighs 60 when you pull it up!

BTW, your attempts are feeble -- I used to be in sales -- I've been insulted by experts!

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