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Old 12-07-2013, 11:19   #46
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Think about it. You can be a lot more patient with someone who is too close if they're only there for lunch. If they plan to spend the night, you're going to need swing room for that 0300h. tide shift.
Yea, I guess that's true.
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Old 12-07-2013, 12:03   #47
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Steel sails,

Can't really answer your question, because not having been there, it's hard to say whether you "gave" the smaller vessel time to complete his circling. Many skippers like to do a swinging room circle appropriate to the length of scope they want to use, to check the bottom is flat, not wreck or rock laden, or too close to a shelf or bank, before they let go their hook, so you can expect that behavior, and it always takes a while.

What we would do is await developments. He clearly arrived at the anchorage first. Why not let him get his hook down, then decide where you want to go? At 50 ft., you have a big swinging circle. Why not let the little guys anchor closer to shore and us bigger guys stay out further?


Once anchored, it's a different story, we defend our spot or leave depending on circumstances. It's not about being first, or ought not to be, IMO, but about seamanship, and letting the other guy do his due diligence.

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The new arrival waves cheerfully and says "Oh its all right, I'm steel."
Or failing that, drops a couple of fender boards over .

If you can speak to the nearby boats, then likely too close (at least for an overnight stop) - but for exchanging info about anchor scope / holding / plans an excuse to dinghy over for a chat .
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The ONLY way to fix a badly anchored boat!



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Old 12-07-2013, 13:08   #51
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Re: Anchoring etiquette

It could well be that the boat that got in first was waiting for the second boat to anchor because the first wasn't competent to figure out WHERE to anchor. Seems that his "ability" to anchor within 40 foot could be a giveaway. The second skipper could have been waiting all day.
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Old 12-07-2013, 17:42   #52
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old, fat and ugly skinny-dipping works every time. You can hear the "Eew!" across the water, shortly followed by the clink of chain rolling in.
Do they make a blow-up doll like that?
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I don't believe that there are any universally accepted rules or etiquette for anchoring. On the water, just as everywhere else in life, some people are polite, some are less polite, some are rude and some are just plain assholes.

I will note, however, that it seems to be almost a universal condition that if you are the sole boat in a bay 2 miles wide, with space for 500 boats, the second boat will come into the bay and, with 2 miles of bay to choose from, invariably will drop their anchor 100' from you.

People seem to have the urge to "group together". I was doing a promotion at a big shopping centre with hundreds of empty parking bays as I was there early to unload. Soon a guy comes and parks close next to me while I was staking the place out, hindering my unloading. A group of cars on a freeway or highway huddle together with a thousand miles in front and behind to spread out. Car in front brakes hard and 20 cars run into each other.
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Do they make a blow-up doll like that?
I actually have an inflatable sex doll, named Lucy by some guests, that I use for this very purpose. If someone anchors too close for comfort, Lucy comes on deck. If that doesn't work, I go for a swim, using her as a float. That usually does the trick. No one wants to be near, or spend the night, next to the weirdo with the sex doll.

My girlfriend now routinely yells for me to pull Lucy out of the closet when she sees another boat entering an anchorage.

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I actually have an inflatable sex doll, named Lucy by some guests, that I use for this very purpose. If someone anchors too close for comfort, Lucy comes on deck. If that doesn't work, I go for a swim, using her as a float. That usually does the trick. No one wants to be near, or spend the night, next to the weirdo with the sex doll.

My girlfriend now routinely yells for me to pull Lucy out of the closet when she sees another boat entering an anchorage.

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Exactly. And we all know that the prime spot is precisely where the anchor symbol is listed on the chart.

Many of these "etiquette" problems could be resolved by simple radio communication--but I'm amazed at how many cruisers steam into an anchorage without the VHF switched on. You want to know how much chain I have out? Ask. Same with whether you want to know whether I'm spending the night. Similarly, if you're about to drop your hook directly atop mine, it would be nice if I could reach you on VHF 16. Might save us both having to re-anchor.

i've never come into an anchorage either on my own or someone else's boat where the other boats still had their radios on. They've moved on to snacks, beers, swimming, dinner ... the day's work is done for them.
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I actually have an inflatable sex doll, named Lucy by some guests, that I use for this very purpose. If someone anchors too close for comfort, Lucy comes on deck. If that doesn't work, I go for a swim, using her as a float. That usually does the trick. No one wants to be near, or spend the night, next to the weirdo with the sex doll.

My girlfriend now routinely yells for me to pull Lucy out of the closet when she sees another boat entering an anchorage.

Later,
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My wife bought me a laser rangefinder for Christmas two years ago. It is a great mind easer in a crowded anchorage.
+1 on the laser range finder. Helps the process significantly. LOL
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Old 13-07-2013, 12:57   #59
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Re: Anchoring etiquette

Frequently I have encountered charter boats that get too close. Local knowledge often dictates where it might be best to anchor, currents, tides, obstruction ect. Also I have frequently had power boat gin palaces get too close and crank up the tunes.....they seem to disregard all the variables that dictate what is reasonable space.
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Frequently I have encountered charter boats that get too close.
The biggest issue I have had was with a Bayliner flying a Power Squadron burgee.
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