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Old 19-03-2016, 15:58   #46
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Re: Anchoring sailboat offshore

One of my favorite trips was coming back to Texas from Florida. I followed the curve of Florida, staying in 40 to 60 feet of water and anchoring every night. One night I left the sails up! It was very nice to get a good night's sleep and sail on after breakfast. We stopped at evening dusk and grilled some meat or fish, had some wine and went to sleep. We had perfect weather and we got fresh weather each night. It was a delightful trip. We were usually about 4 to 6 miles off shore. We were not bothered by little fishing boats and we were in too shallow water to be run over by big ships. I noticed that I woke up and checked things every few hours. It was still easy compared to the two of us sailing 24 hours a day
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You'd likely be as well doing what many fishermen do around the coast.. get hold of a shot back axle from a scrappies and wrap some chain around it.. shackle it to itself with a tail of maybe 25ft chain and attach a strong nylon rode to make up the depth at high water plus 10ft or so..
Take it out to your fishing area and toss it over.. do not forget to secure a mooring buoy to the top.. to pick up and tie on to.. then mark the position with your GPS...
Saves all that effort and time hauling the anchor back up.. you can do this in a couple of other spots as well.
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