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Old 31-01-2016, 14:01   #31
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Re: Dual anchoring

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We stayed there because of it's close proximity to the marina at Placencia for our return the next day. There were some shallow area at south end of island with no coral but couldn't get anchor to hold so did have to anchor in some deep water. And yes there was some great snorkeling there and we also dinked over to Bakers Rendezvou. Great over there to. Mooringballs were taken. Greg
Yes, Wippari is a great spot, but anchoring sux. Better to anchor at Lark Caye and day trip to Wippari.

Like you found at Wippari, most mound like shoals in Belize are topped with coral rubble over hard bottom and make for very poor holding.
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Old 31-01-2016, 14:20   #32
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And the potential for tangles, snarls and aggravation during retrieving them increases. Which increases the chances for gear damage, personal risk. etc.
In-line Tandem is not so bad for snarls etc, but I agree that its effectiveness is debatable. Worst snarls Ive had were from spending a long time on two anchors at 45d off the bow...you have to spin around and unwind them periodically.

One thing I do enjoy about using two anchors (not tandem) is the cool places it allows you to anchor. For example, we spent a few days last season anchored in a picture post card perfect cut in the San Blas (during settled weather of course). Great snorkeling and a beautiful beach an easy short swim from the boat. Very shallow and narrow, but perfect holding in a clear sand bottom. Set up a Bahamian Moor with very little slack...never moved except to rotate a bit in wind and current shifts. Have anchored bow and stern many times in beautiful (deep) canyons and bayous where you simply could not anchor for anything more than lunch on a single anchor. Handy on the ICW too when you want to tuck up in a little bayou clear of commercial traffic.
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