Originally Posted by jleonard
You don't want to know how many times I have seen people use that technique.
The worst I ever saw was a fellow on a MacGregor 24 or 26... he stood on the bow of his boat and THREW a fake danforth off the bow. It landed about 20' from the boat. Then, using 3/8" line he tied the anchor of to the bow.
It was ugly.
When we spoke later in the day I asked about that. He said he'd "used this method all the way down the Mississippi and it worked fine"
Then the tide changed and guess who dragged?
On another front:
I had trouble with a too heavy chain, laying a 25 pound plow on it's side. I was using 3/8" (25') and the doggone plow did not set. I suspect it was because the weight of the chain was such that it prevented the anchor from digging in.
Removal of the 3/8" and back to all 1/4" chain and no issues whatsoever. Until I dragged.
That's when I moved from 25 pound plow to 33 pound Rocna. After the half century mark I need my beauty sleep! With the Rocna I don't worry about me dragging