Join Date: Oct 2006
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Just looked outside and of all the boats in view anchored in Back Creek (15 or 18) there are TWO anchor lights (both LED interestingly enough).
It will be interesting to see where everyone is in the morning. The wind is down but the water is five feet above normal so I suspect there are a lot of folks with shorter scope than they had on anchoring. To me that's a good reason for flipping the instruments on periodically and checking depth. It's darn clear how high the water is at the dock, but less so at anchor.
With all due respect to joethecobbler, I don't see a lot of pounding on people here. It's a discussion.
In my mind, anchoring too close to a dock is just like anchoring too close to someone else - rude. Despite such behavior I have spent a lot of time pitching in to help visitors with anchoring issues, boat issues, and local transportation. Welcome to Annapolis - we're glad you're here. As it happens I recently(ish - about a month ago) assembled a rescue party for a boat that dragged badly, couldn't start the engine, and ended up fetched across the pilings at the end of nickmerc's slip. *grin*
Back Creek can be a bit challenging to anchor in. The bottom is pretty chewed up in addition to being a little soupy. CQRs in particular have trouble. Bruce anchors and nearly any of the new generation anchors seem to do fine.
Did I just start an anchor thread? *grin*
sail fast and eat well, dave
beware "cut and paste" sailors.
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