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Old 08-10-2014, 03:53   #31
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Re: Hells Gate NYC

Originally Posted by sully75 View Post
Hit it at slack tide was totally delightful. Coming out of the mouth was a different story. The ferries do not mess around and there were a whole lot of them. Anchored between the statue and Ellis island. Out of the cable area. I used the gps to find a position outside the safety zones of both. Police boat came by once at night and once in the am. Didn't come near me. Quite the view. Attachment 89358

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Did you pull up anything interesting with your anchor? Great picture. Great view.

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Old 08-10-2014, 04:04   #32
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Re: Hells Gate NYC

I'm not sure. There was a pretty big swell on my beam so I put out a stern anchor to keep me more in line with the waves. I've done this. Wrote but never in such a current. Later on I had to move the stern anchor to the bow because the current had changed. In the morning when I tried to pull what was the stern anchor it was fouled on another chain. I'm not sure if it was chain from my own anchor or another chain. When I pulled up my bow anchor the chain was twisted into a knot. I'm not sure if that's because of fouling the stern anchor or because I'd turned so many times but it was a pain to clear.

I did put a fender on the bow anchor as a trip but ultimately I didn't need it.

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