Originally Posted by Pblais
.......Georgian Bay is a highly desirable place.......
And highly priced also. Probably why the op is looking to "permanently anchor". If I recall
there are a few marinas
Last time I was sailing there I remember the shore as rather rocky. So much depends on much more. Are you going to be aboard and do you have a powerful and dependable enough engine
to save the day in the event of a drag or chafe through situation? Do you mind being exposed and bouncing like a cork at the end of a string in those "1 to 2 meter" (short and steep) waves? Is your "anchor" going to be more like a mooring? An old fridge filled with concrete might do but living in those situations might be uncomfortable and hauling it for a day sail, out of the question.
Ussually little protection like that combined with the lee shore and really nowhere to slip anchor
and run if things get bad makes for a potentially poor choice for anchorages
. With a propper mooring minimizing the likelyhood of dragging and a regularly inspected chain with enough scope
, the boat should be alright (except for debris that will tend to end up there it being a heavily wooded lakeshore). But not a place I would want to anchor
or spend the night aboard in a blow.