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Hop on over to the pub.... (see signature)

All the very best.. You'll get her back in shape in no time....!!!
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Very disheartening. Sorry to hear about this. The Pearson's are nice boats.

This may not be the best time to ask but she was attached to a real mooring (mushroom anchor or equivalent) right?

It is a very nice boat so I hope the salvage goes smoothly.
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Pearson makes a solid boat.

She'll be alright! Heck.. take some creative shots and pass it off as a BFS...!

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Ok ive got 2 anchors out on my boat. Both are on 200' of line and 30' of 3/8''s chain with 30# bruces on each one. Ive got a max depth of about 35'. Both of my anchors are out, one up river and one down river. Both only have about 15-20' of line left on the boat. They hold great, untill the wind blows across the river, then im screwed.

My boat is a Pearson 36 weighing in at 13tons. All extra windage has been removed save for the boom and bimini. Any ideas to get it to stay put without an extra anchor, other than getting around to putting my mooring down.
Did you ever get around to putting down a real mooring? You have posts that go back to 2007 asking about adding a "real" mooring and have had quite a slew of anchors. Was your boat on anchor at the time or a mooring?

She's survived once she'll do it again!!
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She was at anchor. This was a hold over area until we were able to haul it out.
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Maine, you posted while i was typing. No i never got a real mooring down, and over the past few months ive had some real shitty luck with things. She was down to having a single anchor large enough to hold her. Its been doing good in the creek there, but that little storm was un-expected for me last night. If i would have been keeping up with the weather, i would have been out there yesterday to see just how it was laying in the creek. This is my fault and i know it.
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She was at anchor. This was a hold over area until we were able to haul it out.
What was the anchor? What size? What was the scope? Chain or chain to rope? What was the bottom?

This might be good info and data for folks with a boat your size who don't want to end up in the same situation. If we can't learn from mistakes we are bound to repeat them..

Were you on your Danforth, Bruce or Oceane??
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We're here for ya.

All the very best on the recovery.

If you need someone to wade through the muck with you..or help on the clean out / repair .... gimme a shout.... I get down to SC pretty regular...

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It was on the 40# Oceane anchor, 30' of 3/8'' chain and about 40' of rope. The bottom is mud/sand mixture with some weeds. Its a shallow creek, only about 10' deep at low tide. I kept it on a bit of a short scope since the creek wasn't really wide. Its wide enough to keep the boat in, but too much scope would have put me in the same spot.


Craig, im going to be out there tomorrow afternoon. Im hoping to have her afloat by the end of the weekend. Already got crew for the weekend, thanks for the offer though.


Heres another picture. I opened the door just to peak inside and see what all was afloat. You can see that the settee and bulkhead are still out.
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