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Old 31-05-2012, 18:11   #1
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Stern Anchoring/ Bluewater Coastal Cruiser

Need some tips and/or suggestions for anchor/rode storage from Bluewater Cruiser. Will be primarily be using in NW FLA and ALA on sand beaches with bow on beach.
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Re: Stern Anchoring/ Bluewater Coastal Cruiser

It is not clear what you are asking. Are wanting ideas for where to put the anchor and rode on a boat with no dedicated anchor locker? What size and type of boat?
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Re: Stern Anchoring/ Bluewater Coastal Cruiser

I'm not really clear what you are asking, but putting your bow on the beach doesn't mean the bow is secured. In addition to that stern anchor, you should tie the bow off on the beach....use a buried anchor or you can purchase a sand type anchor that screws into the sand.

I prefer anchoring out an taking the dinghy in....much safer.
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Need some tips and/or suggestions for anchor/rode storage from Bluewater Cruiser. Will be primarily be using in NW FLA and ALA on sand beaches with bow on beach.
The boat is a 51 foot Bluewater Coastal Cruiser without dedicated stern locker storage for anchor. We have beached other boats that have always had bow and stern anchors easily accessible. Just wondering if anyone is familiar with this boat and had ideas for the stern.
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Re: Stern Anchoring/ Bluewater Coastal Cruiser

Ive found that cleaned plastic oil drums work well and are easy to get and cheap! If ya have an oil storage tank aboard ya probly have some anyway!! just coil Line and chain in drum, and let out by hand! Ive always carried the stern anchor ashore and let the bow anchor out as i back toward the beach ! But Ive never Beached one on purpose!!LOL
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Re: Stern Anchoring/ Bluewater Coastal Cruiser

I always used my Fortress FX 37 off the stern. It provided excellent holding in a very light aluminum anchor. Retrieval was also not a problem.
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Re: Stern Anchoring/ Bluewater Coastal Cruiser

I can't swear about your boat, but our Bluewater is designed to be beached with the bow on the beach. When we have done this We haven't really felt the need for an anchor at all. The bow is kept in place by the sand, and the rest of the boat is kept from pivoting by the boat being up on the beach.

If there was a significant cross breeze the kept trying to spin the stern I would probably run a skeg from the stern cleat out a hundred feet or so and pull it tight. For this we keep a stern anchor in a dock box mounted on the back patio of the boat. But don't have any tackle handling equipment to go with it.

To me this is a lunch anchor type of arrangement, and I wouldn't trust it in a blow, and certainly not over night. But for a fun afternoon it works fine.
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Thanks for the ideas.
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