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Old 10-20-2019, 10:49 AM   #20
City: Rochester, NY
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Hour Glass
Vessel Model: Chris Craft Catalina 381
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 583
Originally Posted by Maerin View Post
You'd be apoplectic in the Bahamas, where we routinely anchor with 2ft under the keel, travel across the bank with 1-1/2 ft under the keel. We had west coast owners join the group at our 2011 Selene rendezvous, they were freaking out at the water depths. It's all in what you're accustomed to!
Yeah, I would not be happy with that! I get nervous with 3 feet under the props and by 2 feet I'm at idle and sweating.

As far as scope goes, I generally treat 5:1 as default unless conditions require something different. In good weather, deep-ish water and a tight space, I'm ok with a bit less. In questionable weather, I'll tend towards 7:1 if at all possible.
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