Originally Posted by Canibul
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
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