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Anchors Away...

First anchor out...

Apostle Islands/Stockton Isl/Quarry Bay



We anchored in 17' water boat blown towards shore 10' water... next morning "seemed like" we were blown out a 1/4 mile out in 30' water but anchor was still in 20' so anchor point only moved a little..

First solo launch, First solo sail Washburn to Bayfield, First solo landing in slip Apostle Isl Marina...First fuel and pump out... Picked up buddy and went out for weekend..

I'm bout ready to go out a pillagin' and a plunderin'...
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Re: Anchors Away...

Looks great! I find it very difficult to tell if I'm dragging anchor at night just by looking-- in the middle of the night it always looks like the boat has moved, so while it's light I always take a couple of bearings on objects on shore and set a drift alarm on my gps. Makes for a better night's sleep.
Don't be satisfied with "just a little" anchor drag. If it can drag a little it can drag a lot, and even a little could wrap you up with another boat's anchor, which is a real mess. Make sure you've got enough scope out and the anchor is set well.
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Re: Anchors Away...

Yeah, I'm not happy with "just a little" either..

I was a bit short on scope though.. I need to mark my rode so I can count it out as it goes..

On the way out felt like 100' on the way in was more like 40'...
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Re: Anchors Away...

I quickly discovered the best method of determining if you are, or are not, dragging anchor is to use my GPS plotter, zoom it all the way in, place the cursor at my current position, then hit the exit button. After a few minutes, I just hit the exit button again, and it takes me to the last cursor position and provides a distance and bearing to the cursor on the screen. It's that easy.

I use a Lowrance HDS7 that has all the bells and whistles, including an Anchor Alarm. Problem is my high frequency hearing is shot to Hell from manning big guns in the U.S. Navy and playing live music for the past 60 years. I can't hear those high-frequency beeps from any electronic gear, including my watch alarm. In contrast, my wife can hear my watch alarm going off when it's in the drawer three rooms away.

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Re: Anchors Away...

I like those numbered tags (you could easily make your own) that slide in between the strands on 3-stranded nylon line. I always know how much rode I've got out or have to bring in.
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Re: Anchors Away...

Good to see you had a great weekend!....Dale
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Re: Anchors Away...

We use the tags in the anchor rode so we know we have enough scope (or occasionally know we don't...). Makes it nice and easy.

The time to set the anchor alarm is when we drop the anchor since we are going to circle around that spot as the tide comes and goes. To set my anchor alarm on the gps though requires too many menu selections and I am always busy picking the spot to drop the anchor and forget to do it until it is all over.
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Re: Anchors Away...

4 to 1 scope should be OK to 15-20 knots of wind.

You didn't mention what kind of anchor you have or if you were anchoring in sand or a grassy bottom. As a rule, get into the practice of backing your anchor in after you set it.
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Re: Anchors Away...

18 lb Danforth, 30' 3/16" chain and then maybe 40-50 foot rode...(I thought it was further out)...Sand bottom, 17' water where we dropped anchor.

Definetly need more practice setting and sinking...

I did back down on the anchor after dropping it, but didn't feel a jerk or dead stop pull on rode...more of a back up and pull the rope tight but no "termination" point.. Wasn't really sure what I was expecting to feel...first time and all...
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Re: Anchors Away...

I have the wife back down as I hold the anchor line in my hand (being careful not to fall overboard, get my hand pinched, kill anything defenseless, etc). You can feel the anchor sliding along the bottom and will know when it sets. As you back down harder you will feel if it drags.
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