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Slipping at Anchor
Sorry, I mis-spoke. I should have said that the anchor could not have REMAINED set - a big difference from NEVER set (sorry).
I''ll stand by my previous comment that a GPS cannot effectively stand an anchor watch, except perhaps on the Bahamma Bank or likewise. You need to give it too much "play" to provide an early alarm.
A Bahammian Moor works well in changing conditions, such as in a tidal flow (or the wind-shift you experienced). This consists of two anchors, set off the bow, at about 160 degrees. It has the added benefit of reducing your swinging room in a crowded anchorage. Of course, you''ve got to estimete the swinging circles of nearby boats, who may be laying otherwise, to anticipate & prevent "conflicts".