Join Date: May 2014
Location: Cocoa, Florida
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Need to quit Marina and anchor out...
Hello, All, I need to quit the slip at the marina and find me a place to anchor my 35 foot boat out, in the river. Plenty of places to do that, here in Cocoa, Florida. No laws in the way. Good stiff mud. When I anchor up with my 20 lb Danforth, to scrub the bottom, I can't hardly get it out of the mud. My question is, looking for advice on how to do that, anchor out permanently, I mean. Probably be in 6-7 feet of water. Seems to me, 2 anchors would be better. Thinking of buying a bigger Delta or Rocna and using chain and a snubber. Not sure where to get a snubber, but I read about you guys using them. Should I use 2 separate anchor lines? Or maybe 2 anchors on one line. Boat would be out there all year. Be a pain in the butt getting out to her, compared to walking down the dock at the marina. But, would be easier to go day sailing. Any advice would be appreciated. I'm just a sailor on a budget, and I could save 6 grand a year, by anchoring out. Then I could buy that wind vane, I'm lusting for, and be guilt free. Thanks for any advice. Kevin