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Old 23-10-2012, 22:37   #31
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Re: Dragging anchor alarm on handheld GPS

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I've ran aground a few times, drug into the surf line of a beach while I was ashore, had another boat drag mine into some rocks, had a micro-burst take my main sail off the mast, had a water spout come within 30 feet, and had a small frieghter deliberatly ram a hole in the side of my boat, and had the captain of a 150 foot motor yacht take my bowsprit off while he was playing witn his plotter/gps/autopiolt at 10 knots.

Other than that, I enjoyed the whole cruising thing.
Stories like that freak me out. Had a friend tell me a guy crashed into the side of his Kettenburg on a jetski. Killed the jetskier instantly and left a huge hole in the side of the boat they patched up with caulking and plywood until they could make a real repair. He was going to stay and argue with the jet skier's family but a local cop told him to bail as the jet skier was some politician's kid. I'm really hoping for a boring cruising life.

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Re: Dragging Anchor Alarm on Handheld GPS

Thanks everyone! I figured it out thanks to you...I also found an amazing iPad app...Anchor Alert HD and that thing works a treat!Tasha
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