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Re: What would you do, two
Funny, My observation is that, in some anchorages 25% to 33% of the boats have NOTHING. As I lay here in Dominica there is a very nice ketch just behind me, he is the boat furthest out in the anchorage. Black hull. He has been dark ever since he arrive about 2 weeks ago. In the lagoon at St Marrten seemed the worst.
Last year we came into Montserrat in the mid-afternoon. I anchored in front of another boat, good clearance. Early evening, full dark, I hear his anchor chain so I stick my head out and this guy is close, I mean like 15 feet. The bowman yells “You see that boat?” Helm yells “I do now.”
I have on BOTH my mast top anchor light AND a 2 mile rated anchor light hung up in the cockpit. I could have beaned the bowman with the cockpit light without unplugging it. Apparently they were asleep during the day when I anchored and awoke after dark and didn’t look for any other boats.
But the the previous night, same light set up, I had a catamaran hit us. “The wind, she take me.” was shouted back as I stuck my head up. French sailor, Dehaies. For those who have been there that says it all.
Last year in Dehaies some locals were insisting on sailing into their mooring in near gale conditions. They T-boned our friends dingy. Not one word of explanation or apology. The list goes on, and on, and on for a Dehaies.
33' Brewer, Murray 33, steel cutter
44' Pape, Steelmaid, cc steel cutter
Last edited by hpeer; 03-29-2020 at 08:28 PM.