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Old 01-18-2016, 08:23 AM   #10
Ski in NC
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City: Wilmington, NC
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Louisa
Vessel Model: Custom Built 38
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I was in Key West a few years ago and was anchored out. Knew a blow was coming, so treated myself and my girl to a couple expensive nights on the A and B dock. That first night the wind was around 40 out of the N. The VHF was going nuts all night with reports of boats dragging. In the morning there were several boats, mostly blowboats, beached or snagged up tight to other boats.

I found anchoring in the keys a challenge. Often it is a layer of eel snot on top of flat cap rock. You think you have a bite, but pull on it in reverse and it digs down to the cap rock and then slides along that. Only stops if it finds a hole or a ledge. Not sure the type of anchor matters there. It's the only place I had trouble.
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