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Re: Anchoring with changing tides and wind
The Danforth is not a good choice for a primary anchor in the Pacific Northwest. You want something that will stay stuck on a 180 wind shift. The Danforth will trip and then have to reset. I would replace one of them with either a new gen anchor or a Bruce, CQR, etc.. The Danforth is OK as a secondary anchor but not my first choice for that task either.
I do not like anchors that have slots in the shank in areas that get wind shifts.
When anchoring remember to account for changes in the height of the tide. Use sufficient scope for the highest tide.
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