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Old 10-30-2015, 10:01 AM   #10
SCOTTEDAVIS
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City: Vero Beach, FL.
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Most of our power boats have many times the area above the water then below and that sail area with little keel area (compared to a sail boat) along with the blunt wide bow in relation to the length causes the sailing (swinging, kiteing) at anchor.

Without a stern anchor or a some kind of sail (acting as fins on an arrow) like a mizzen on a sailboat the only thing that can lesson it a bit is an offset anchor line as discussed above. Most steady sails are not mounted far enough astern to help much with this.

In a storm this kiteing can be severe and act to dislodge the anchor with the sharp side to side pulls, two anchors are called for in those conditions in my opinion.

I anchor away from sailboats and enjoy the view for the most part.
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