I wanted to follow up with some more photos. Today I went to my other "office" and was actually working, doing real work not boat work, when a front and resulting thunder storm rolled through.
went from about 5-6 knots to blowing 22-24 steady for about 20 minutes. Now keep in mind that 20 minutes is NOT a lot of time to build up any sort of real waves but if it blew like that for a couple of hours then well... But still it was ONLY 24 knots.
I snapped a few photos to show what can happen is a mooring
field with as little as 20 minutes at 22-24 knots. Now imagine if the NOAA prediction of 30-40 had been accurate?
A Sabre with a Bruce/Ginsu anchor-UP:
Looking through the dodger at my neighbors Pacific Seacraft (no anchor on bow):
This harbor can see 5-6 foot breaking waves in 40-50 knots. This is only about 15" to 18" chop in only 22-24 knots and already the Sabre's anchor
is impinging upon the mooring
It takes less than five minutes to remove your anchor!! Spread the word...