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Old 01-05-2017, 01:32 PM   #21
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I sleep very well at anchor.
Ever since I got rid of the plough and got an oversized Supreme so do I.
Having recently been through a few 50+ and one 80+ storm without dragging helps with the confidence.

The one thing that does put me off is fools who anchor to close.
My boat appears to be a magnet for them.
I deliberately anchor as far away as possible from others to allow for all situations, even find myself totally deserted spots and sure as eggs, someone will turn up and want to drop anchor within spitting distance, with a tiny anchor and no scope.
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Old 01-05-2017, 01:44 PM   #22
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Anchor out 9.96


Dock queen 2.78


There are my "exact" feelings. I know it adds up to over 10... but, who cares!! - LOL
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+1 on the Supreme. But mine is modified and undersized.
And on the crowded anchorages. I once anchored in 85' of water to avoid an overcrowdwd anchorage .... Forward Hbr. I got yelled at for anchoring too close in False Bay but I didn't think I was. I moved though. Didn't feel like asking to raft. That would have been the safest assuming he knew his anchoring.

Art I've never tied to a dock. Love those floats though. And my boat is Willy ... not up for queen.
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Old 01-05-2017, 02:42 PM   #24
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Please let us know how is goes.
I'm 2 years behind you in my boating adventures.
Retirement is 7/1/18 and I'm bringing the boat
down the ole Miss via, Tenn Tom to Fl.
Taking a Piloting class at Southwest Yacht school in Feb.
I have a lot to learn.
I've heard a 40ft Bayliner twin diesel is a little different to captain
than a 20 ft Pontoon boat.
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I thought I was the only one. In the Bahamas I can find a beach 300 yards long and it's empty, I anchor 50 yards from one end and every boat that come along will anchor 30 FEET from me, soon I have 6 boats I can toss a sinker into, I move to the other end and two hours later I have another 4 boats really close. SMH
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Ever since I got rid of the plough and got an oversized Supreme so do I.
Having recently been through a few 50+ and one 80+ storm without dragging helps with the confidence.

The one thing that does put me off is fools who anchor to close.
My boat appears to be a magnet for them.
I deliberately anchor as far away as possible from others to allow for all situations, even find myself totally deserted spots and sure as eggs, someone will turn up and want to drop anchor within spitting distance, with a tiny anchor and no scope.
Ditto on the anchor too close. The worst for me was someone in a Moorings charter who must have kissed my boats transom before dropping anchor. Of course that was the one evening that week that we experienced the infamous Coromuel winds in the La Paz area of the Sea of Cortez. The wind blew like "stink" all night and my all chain rode was stretched to the max and I was up all night keeping anchor watch. After that event I made sure that I personally respected other's anchor space and also had no problem suggesting to someone else that they were a bit close.
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I thought I was the only one. In the Bahamas I can find a beach 300 yards long and it's empty, I anchor 50 yards from one end and every boat that come along will anchor 30 FEET from me, soon I have 6 boats I can toss a sinker into, I move to the other end and two hours later I have another 4 boats really close. SMH
I probably have been guilty of that myself on occasion when I was fairly new to spending time at anchor. You go into a strange anchorage and think, gee, there's several boats at that end of the anchorage so that must be the best place to anchor.
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But, if you have the wrong anchor you will stay awake all night worrying about the rocks on the shore approaching.
By the way what is the right anchor?

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Please let us know how is goes.
I'm 2 years behind you in my boating adventures.
Retirement is 7/1/18 and I'm bringing the boat
down the ole Miss via, Tenn Tom to Fl.
Taking a Piloting class at Southwest Yacht school in Feb.
I have a lot to learn.
I've heard a 40ft Bayliner twin diesel is a little different to captain
than a 20 ft Pontoon boat.
You may find the 40Ft with twins is ALOT easier to handle. Training is always a good idea.
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"By the way what is the right anchor? "

No, No, don't do it!!
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Please, please. Don't go there. SMH
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By the way what is the right anchor?





The one nearest the front of the boat
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By the way what is the right anchor?


Well now that you ask, the one on the front of Delfin. Carl needs to chime in though on its virtues. This I know, it is big and spit polished.
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Surprise. . .

I awoke at dawn the very first time we anchored out behind Bucksnort Marina. As I stood in the head, business in hand I was distracted by motion outside the port window. There, outside was the shore, rubbing on the hull, quietly sliding by. . . . . .stumbling first then picking myself up I ran to the deck. I'm freaking beyond out. Lunging out the door I see this enormous island of water hyacinth floating alongside the boat. Then it slides astern and continues along, riding the gentle tidal flow. And now, finally, my heart started beating.

That cup of coffee on the bridge was interrupted with a lot of head shaking laffs.

You will love it. We sure do.
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The one nearest the front of the boat
Good answer lol
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That would sure ruin a morning whiz. ��
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A friend of mine told me this tale:


He was anchored for the night with a couple other boats. A hot, bikini clad young woman walked out on the foredeck of one of the other boats. My friend was getting pretty worked up until she dropped her bikini bottom and proceeded to take a dump into the water.
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I will say nothing about what is the right anchor. Just one profound statement to a newbie at anchoring make sure the bitter end of your anchor line is secured to something really solid in the rode locker. If its a new boat to you get in there and check it out.
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A friend of mine told me this tale:


He was anchored for the night with a couple other boats. A hot, bikini clad young woman walked out on the foredeck of one of the other boats. My friend was getting pretty worked up until she dropped her bikini bottom and proceeded to take a dump into the water.
very classy

In the same vein, while having a glass of wine on the aft deck in the early night I saw a neighbour at marina coming out of his boat, going at the end of the finger and pee in the middle of the marina... Very classy too!
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I will say nothing about what is the right anchor. Just one profound statement to a newbie at anchoring make sure the bitter end of your anchor line is secured to something really solid in the rode locker. If its a new boat to you get in there and check it out.
Excellent suggestion - don't ask
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