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post #9 of Old 12-20-2009
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Originally Posted by Faster View Post
though we're generally loathe to trust a raft to a single anchor!
I hear that. That's one of the main reasons why we don't raft overnight unless we're in the right harbor with the right forecast. Likewise, we are usually the ones to drop the hook, and we put down a 60lb CQR, with loads of 3/8" chain (usually 10 or 12 to 1 scope at high tide). Where we are, the wind tends to die at night and the tides are such that we are all but guaranteed to swing through 360 degrees overnight at least once, which means if we put out two or more rodes, they will get wrapped.

We don't really have a place where we can tie off to land at the stern. Likewise, dropping stern anchors have their own problems, not the least of which is making it complicated at the transoms.

Dan Goldberg

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