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Old 15-06-2018, 12:11   #1
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Please, everyone:

When anchoring, do your level best to anchor AS FAR AWAY AS POSSIBLE from other boats. We don’t want to see you and especially not hear you.

Please.
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Not possible in most anchorages. You’re just going to have to get used to the close proximity to others and some noise... or be very unhappy.

You sound unhappy.
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Upfit your boat for Arctic conditions, no problem then
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I’m not referring to a popular, or a crowded, anchorage. I avoid those.

If you enter an anchorage and there are miles, literally, of space... GO AWAY from any boat already there. Don’t assume a lone boat present wants company. It probably DOESN’T.

If there are two boats, anchor equidistant to them, and RESPECT THEIR ESTABLISHED SPACE.

Apparently I wasn’t clear: ANCHOR AS FAR AWAY FROM OTHER BOATS AS YOU CAN, GIVEN THE AREA IN WHICH TO DO SO.

BTW, it sounds to me like you two are part of the problem...
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Pin some nappies to the guard rails.

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Old 15-06-2018, 14:35   #7
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Iím not referring to a popular, or a crowded, anchorage. I avoid those.

If you enter an anchorage and there are miles, literally, of space... GO AWAY from any boat already there. Donít assume a lone boat present wants company. It probably DOESNíT.

If there are two boats, anchor equidistant to them, and RESPECT THEIR ESTABLISHED SPACE.

Apparently I wasnít clear: ANCHOR AS FAR AWAY FROM OTHER BOATS AS YOU CAN, GIVEN THE AREA IN WHICH TO DO SO.

BTW, it sounds to me like you two are part of the problem...
Maybe you should consider not shouting so much or instead try cruising Greenland.

Anger management issues?
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i just wander around naked....they soon leave.....
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Please, everyone:

When anchoring, do your level best to anchor AS FAR AWAY AS POSSIBLE from other boats. We donít want to see you and especially not hear you.

Please.

Just common courtesy. If you must be close, don't play (only teenagers believe other people want to hear their tunes) any music, don't stare, keep your voice moderate, and remember that quiet time starts soon after dinner.


(I'm assuming you arn't anchored in a party-time harbor. In that case, either joint the party or sleep through it.)
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fly a french flag


sorry if it pisses off some, but that's just my 2 years experience wandering around and I now follow it
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also, don't pull into a cuban power boat hang out, if you do leave right away and save yourself the peace and quiet
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Tamicatana, et al,

We all have had people anchor too close or too loudly. Sometimes, I think it is a manifestation of the herd instinct. The unconscious assumption is that you picked the best place, so that really close to you *must be* the next best.....

Don't know if you have one or not, but we found that getting an electric windlass made it far less bother to up anchor and move. If you can make yourself give up the idea that you got there first and that should be respected (even though that's the right of the situation, it should be respected), and shift it to "I'm no longer comfortable here, I'm outta here" [taking care of yourself], that may help. Another rationalization that helps me is "there's a lot of craziness in the world," which again takes you out of the victim position, and puts you in the "right."

Usually, there's no need to crowd anyone when one anchors. And if you arrive after someone else, it's polite to go over to their boat by dinghy and quietly ask if they're okay with the distance, and move if they're not. It is the time to talk about extenuating circumstances, if there are any.

What separates you from the other guy is that you're not looking at him or her as a possible new friend; if you did, you might invite them over for a cup of coffee or a beer, and become new friends. Never know when a new friend might help you out.



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Our rule of thumb is in an uncrowded anchorage, we anchor at least 1,000 feet from the nearest boat. We wonít anchor if we canít be at least 150í from the closest boat in a crowded anchorage. We use our radar to confirm the distances. If a 1,000 feet of space isnít enough for you in an uncrowded anchorage, I think youíre too fussy.

Fair winds and calm seas.
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ďHerd instinctĒ nails it. Itís always that loner wildebeast that gets eaten first.
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Our rule of thumb is in an uncrowded anchorage, we anchor at least 1,000 feet from the nearest boat. We wonít anchor if we canít be at least 150í from the closest boat in a crowded anchorage. We use our radar to confirm the distances. If a 1,000 feet of space isnít enough for you in an uncrowded anchorage, I think youíre too fussy.

Fair winds and calm seas.
You'd best not go over to Ibiza and anchor off Formentera, and forget about the Balearics.
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