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Old 27-05-2013, 03:40   #16
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Re: Boat left to anchor for one to two weeks?

Ahhh. I kept calling it Hudson. I meant port hadlock. That's where I was thinking.

I hadn't thought to much about thieves but my Oakley polarized sunglasses did get stolen this morning when I left them on the sink and turned my back at the hand dryer in the Friday harbor bathroom. What do thieves take? My engine? Do they strip off blocks and halyards? Should I take my stuff from inside the boat? Is this a bad idea?

What if I make it quick and just anchor for five days and stay off the breakwater in front of port townsend boat haven? It's supposed to not be to windy this week?
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Old 27-05-2013, 05:55   #18
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Ahhh. I kept calling it Hudson. I meant port hadlock. That's where I was thinking.

I hadn't thought to much about thieves but my Oakley polarized sunglasses did get stolen this morning when I left them on the sink and turned my back at the hand dryer in the Friday harbor bathroom. What do thieves take? My engine? Do they strip off blocks and halyards? Should I take my stuff from inside the boat? Is this a bad idea?

What if I make it quick and just anchor for five days and stay off the breakwater in front of port townsend boat haven? It's supposed to not be to windy this week?
sounds like a recipe for disaster if you plan on leaving the boat in an exposed anchorage.
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Old 27-05-2013, 06:15   #19
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Re: Boat left to anchor for one to two weeks?

It all depends on how fast you could get back to the boat should the weather turn nasty or the winds pick up. Dont be a cheapskate pony up for a stay on a mooring or marina berth, you will sleep better.
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No way would I leave a boat on a rope unattended in a windy/uncertain anchorage for more than 4hrs...
Unless I had Full Cover and was looking for a change...
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Old 27-05-2013, 06:55   #21
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We have been refitting in Port Townsend since Sept and sailing the Salish Sea for 20 years. My opinion would be to anchor in a truly protected and great holding bay like liberty bay at Paulsbo. You would need to put your bike on the bus to return but I would sleep sounder away from my boat there than PT or Haddlock or Maristone.
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Old 27-05-2013, 13:07   #22
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Re: Boat left to anchor for one to two weeks?

I'm looking at the anchorage in front of boat haven now. It doesn't look good. Really low tide. One aground. One about to be if the tide gets any lower someone being towed. Looks like good holding though.

Anyone know where I can find a mooring buoy?
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Old 28-05-2013, 00:27   #23
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Re: Boat left to anchor for one to two weeks?

Decided on cutting the trip short and staying in the marina. Thanks for the advice. You swayed me to take the cautious approach.
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Did you ever check on the mooring balls in front of the shipbuilding school?
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Old 28-05-2013, 18:55   #25
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No. It was hammering se wind today and yesterday. It really put it in perspective standing in front of the wooden boat foundation and watching the water how I would not feel comfortable but to leave it in a slip and pay the money. I like the boat and dont normally cut corners so I'm not going to start.

I've just had a month of such calm conditions at anchor that I thought it would be a good idea. So I'm glad it got rough today .
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