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Old 08-05-2014, 10:40 AM   #1
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princess marina inlet

what is the recommended length of a stern tie in princess marina inlet ??

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Old 08-05-2014, 11:04 AM   #2
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Princess Louisa Inlet?

I carry a spool of 600 feet of poly, which allows me 300 feet doubled over (so you can retrieve from the boat).

Most people carry a minimum of 2-300 feet of stern line in this area.

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Old 08-05-2014, 12:47 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by boringadventure View Post
what is the recommended length of a stern tie in princess marina inlet ??
If I understand your question, the length of the tie is a result of a number of factors, not a specific length. You don't want to be too close to the wall because when the slack in your chain/rode is stretched in a wind, you hit the rocks. Everyone may have a variation on method, but what I do first, is get a firm set on the anchor based on depth--I never set the anchor with less than 3:1. and other conditions such as anchor type and bottom conditions, depth at flood and ebb, adjacent rocks, other boats etc...Once the anchor is set I run the stern tie ashore and back to the boat and cleat it off. Then I pull the boat in. Neither stern tie or chain/rode should be completely taut nor have a lot of slack. Many anchorages have stern tie rings driven into the rocks. This makes what Ghost said easy--you don't have to go ashore to release the tie. You may find yourself messing with it for a while and you should definitely check it as the tide changes or if a strong wind comes up.
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Old 08-05-2014, 01:09 PM   #4
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I think a 600' spool is common for the general area. I don't think you need that much for McDonald Island rings though. Not a lot of anchoring there anyways.
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