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I have a different take on this Say you anchor in 90 ft of water, in pulling the anchor once it is is loose the boat is free to move. Well if single handed and with no windless this will take some time to retrieve the anchor and all that rode back on deck. I guess if the tide is in your favor no big problem but if is not, how does on control the boat and pull the anchor at the same time
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I have a different take on this Say you anchor in 90 ft of water, in pulling the anchor once it is is loose the boat is free to move. Well if single handed and with no windless this will take some time to retrieve the anchor and all that rode back on deck. I guess if the tide is in your favor no big problem but if is not, how does on control the boat and pull the anchor at the same time
Speaking personally, at least after the first time, what one does is put a lot of consideration into wind, tide, and anchoring location before dropping the hook in the first place!

The times I have not done so with sufficient perspicacity, I've gotten out of it with a lot of running back and forth between helm and foredeck, getting some momentum built up and then hauling in as much as I can before going back and getting control again. Not fun, a lot of heart-in-mouth moments, and always a good reminder to think about how you're going to get out before you go in.
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And what is this about DIVING on the anchor??? I don't THINK so!
Amen to that, brother. I pull the boat back under power until the bow dips and that's it. If the boat can't pull her out under power, she ain't gonna do it with the wind/tide.

I have dragged an anchor unexpectedly so seldom, I can't recall many.

The number of times I have dived on my anchor are even less. I can't recall one.


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Amen to that, brother. I pull the boat back under power until the bow dips and that's it. If the boat can't pull her out under power, she ain't gonna do it with the wind/tide.

I have dragged an anchor unexpectedly so seldom, I can't recall many.

The number of times I have dived on my anchor are even less. I can't recall one.
Setting the anchor under at least full cruising revs is essential, but it only exerts the same pull as a moderate wind strength. It does not guarantee the anchor holding in stronger wind.
Occasionally it can be very misleading. The anchor or chain can caught on a rock leaving the anchor unset.
For these sort of reasons its very helpful to dive on your anchor.

In some parts of the world its too cold or dangerous to do this, but if its practical its the most reliable method of determining if you are anchored correctly. Its also worth looking at the anchors of the boats upwind.
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