Thread: Stern Anchor
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Old 09-10-2016, 06:22 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by menzies View Post
On my last boat we did a Bahamian Moor often when anchored at out favorite place, a narrow river where there was plenty of traffic on weekend days, to stop us laying across the river at slack tide or if a strong wind was blowing across the river bringing the boat into it.

However I had a 35# fortress on the swim platform and 300' of spare anchor rode. So when I anchored in a current flow I could play out 50-60' of extra rode off the bow backing up. The spare anchor was dropped and we took the bow rode up.

When I anchored at slack where the boat would not fall back, I would either power back or drop the anchor on the RIB , take it to where I wanted it to set and dropped it.

Now that I have a twin anchor set up on the bow, both with chain, I would not try and do this. It is possible but the chances of injury or boat damage is too great to try it. Even more so that the boat is ~70,000 fully loaded.

Here is a video of the anchorage I am talking about. You can see how narrow it is.
So what anchor set up did you use in the video or now with the bigger boat?
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