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Re: Anchoring in lake weeds
If you're looking for a lunch hook, or something that you'll tend to, I like the grapnel idea. I would not sleep on one or leave for shore, however.
Grass is just an unreliable anchorage, no matter what. Even in the best circumstance, you may actually be set in a big knot of grass that you dragged a few feet and piled up. A few hours later, the grass lets go and you're loose.
We have a few anchorages with heavy grass, such as CuttyHunk. We will try to move around to find a gap or less grass, even if it means anchoring a bit further from shore, in deeper water or less protected from wind/waves. I would rather have a good set in a tough spot and than bad set in a good spot.
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