One thing I've noticed here in Auckland
is that people pay more attention to their choice of anchor
than they do actually setting it. We spend as much time as needed to make sure our (slightly oversized) CQR
is well and truly set before we pop the cork on the wine. I know I am anchored as best as possible for the conditions but unfortunately I don't sleep very well because I have watched every other boat come into the bay, kick the pick over the side and disappear down below. I have dragged anchor
once in my life due to ignorance on my part when I first started running commercial
boats but I have never dragged since because I invest the time in selecting my anchorage and setting the thing damn well. I'm not saying I will never drag again but I suspect I'll be the only boat left in the anchorage if I do as everyone else will be on the rocks or running for home!!