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Old 09-05-2016, 08:03 AM   #2
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If you are anchor'd out and you loose your anchor when you get under way (generally because it gets hung up and you cannot retreive it) how will you deal with the situation???

In most locations on the eastern seaboard I'm betting that you'd go to a harbor or marina that night, so replacement would not be an emergency.

We (in Alaska) boat in areas that sometimes it might be very unplesant or difficult to get to a place to dock the boat for the night, so we carry a spare anchor, and spare rode.

That said in 15 years and many hundreds if not thousands of times dropping the hook, I've lost one anchor and it was due to a windlass failing so a spare wouldn't have helped anyway.

based on all that I'd say that you have little need to carry an extra anchor.
Kevin Sanders
Bayliner 4788
Seward, Alaska
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