That's a shame, Geno. Good news is your boat wasn't the one on the beach!
We are in Long Island
right now and experienced sustained 40mph with gusts to 55-60mph during Ernesto. We were at anchor
, using my trusty 45lb CQR
and did not have any adverse effects at all. I even slept through the night without waking. Not trying to sound like we did something right, but I am saying that the CQR
anchor is one heck of a trusty anchor. I love it. We have never once dragged with it (knocking on wood), and have seen other boats drag on 7 or 8 occasions.
The storm was certainly a bit stronger than most expected. This was due to the fact that we had Ernesto (low pressure) off the south east shore, while we had a very strong high pressure system centered over Maine
. This created a crazy pressure gradient that got these northeast winds going at those levels.
I was a little nervous, but as the CQR held, and my snubber didn't wear through, I was relieved.
Just noticed something: Why isn't that chain routed through your bow roller? That is what ate through your toerail. The chain cannot be routed through the eyelet on the side there. It can only be routed through the bowroller. I think this might be what caused your problem.
I'll snap a photo
of my setup for you and post it on this thread. We have identical bow hardware
and toe rails. I'll show you my little snubber that could.... ha ha ha.
Also, you may consider installing some anti-chafe wherever your snubber goes over the deck
. I used simple clear PVC tubing from any hardware
store. I use locking plasting ties to affix it to the toe rail (where yours is missing) and route
my snubber lines from the cleats
, over the anti-chafe, and down to the chain, which is threaded through the bow roller - not the side eyelet.