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Old 10-02-2010, 12:26   #31
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It's just not as safe and there isn't always a good way to disconnect the chain from whatever is holding it to the U-bolt in an emergency. Especially when you can't touch it.

I'm sorry I brought it up - it really has nothing to do with etiquette. If you'd really like to continue the discussion, perhaps it should be done privately.

My only original point regarding etiquette is that when anchoring around trawlers, consider that they usually have more rode out than sailboats do. I'm anchored in 10 feet of water right now off Miami Beach and have 150 feet out. With 40 kt winds today, I wanted 7:1 scope and that's what I need to achieve that.
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Old 10-02-2010, 13:05   #32
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Surprised nobody mentioned 1st boat determines single anchor or two anchors
I believe that is because it is rarely that straight forward. I hope for the best, and plan for the worst. The first person to set anchor, sets a minimum. If I arrive and the first person has two down, that would be telling. With one anchor I am still uncertain.

It is up to me to gauge the conditions for myself, and boat. I want to avoid, creating an issue for them as well. I have read many an account on this forum where someone rolls out 1:3 or even less. Their lack of knowledge could become my disaster.
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if you anchor after another boat and the other doesn't drag and you 'bump' then you pay the damages to the other boat.
What if the first boat drags and you bump ?

That's not a rhetorical question. I would have assumed that any dragging boat would always be liable ?


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