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Old 04-02-2023, 01:57 PM   #7
Juliet 15
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City: Bellingham
Vessel Name: Knot Hours
Vessel Model: Hatteras 58 LRC
Join Date: Feb 2019
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In Melanie Cove we dropped about 30pct of the way out toward the middle, which allowed us about 100' of chain. Initially I dropped maybe 120', then tied to a shore ring, then used the windlass to pull us forward again to 100' of chain. The things to watch out for are 1. Weather. A broadside wind is bad news when you're stern tied, particularly if you're between other boats. 2. The tide. If you anchor and stern tie at high tide,when the tide goes put your bow is slackened and your stern is tightened. Vice versa when the tide comes in. Consider these things and add some slack as appropriate to the chain and stern tie line based on predicted tides. Unfortunately, if the person stern tied next to you didn't consider this and anchored at low tide, their anchor can drag when the tide come in.
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