I have to agree that mooring and anchoring
presents problems in a place where wind
shifts are expected. If not then there are ways to do it. I'd leave the anchor
off the side (abeam the wind
?) of the mooring with a slack line. If the mooring were to fail the anchor would hold after the boat had drifted off a ways.
We did encounter a slight problem mooring off Culebrita. We also assumed adequate depth in the mooring field. And the depth sounder
and dive check confirmed this. In the morning during a pre-dawn departure (heading against wind and current
to USVI) we lightly touched while motoring from the mooring away from shore. We didn't imagine that there would be less water away from the mooring. I went over the side (good thing I brought my dive light) and found us lightly grounded on a hump of dead pronghorn coral
. A little extra throttle easily got us off the mound and we were no worse for the wear. I should mention that our boat drew 7'.