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Old 15-01-2016, 05:22   #1
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Dragging anchor

I woke up this morning to a rather stiff breeze so I looked it up:



I see even stiffer winds in the Gulf. I wonder if they are coming my way. I had some issues with dragging anchor in St. Martin during the Christmas winds (~40 kts that day). I have a 44# Danforth on a 39' Beneteau. I threw an auxilary Fortress at about 30 degrees from the Danforth but still drug some. Any suggestions for weathering winds >30-35kts on the hook?
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Oh boy! This will be good.
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How do you conjugate the verb to drag?

English verb drag conjugated in all tenses.

DRUG is a NOUN...
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there is a front coming from mexico to you. be safe. place a kellet or extra chain or a second anchor on the chain you are using so you do not drag.
150 ft chain and th e2 anchors should hopefully do it. find yourself a mangrove bank and med tie in there. point nose into wind and hunker down.
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Old 15-01-2016, 05:34   #5
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Old 15-01-2016, 05:40   #6
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Where are exactly? Bottom type? Protection? Forecast wind direction?
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Have you thought about adding weights to your chain to increase the catanary curve?
They will also act as little shock absorbers

Heres an old video I just found.
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He is not looking for advice - this is just a Navionics advert. He is commercially involved with them and puts this type of bait on multiple forums. He even posts as his "wife" at times as a sock puppet. He never returns to any of his posts after asking for this type of help - he only wants to draw traffic to pictures of the app and its features.

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I dragged anchor in Guadeloupe. I was saved from flying home by the reef near the entrance to Deshais bay which caught my boat's anchor while I was ashore. In St Martin if I was prescient enough to know winds were coming I'd arrange to anchor near Bellevue or west of the Grand islet. and put as many anchors as I could out, and dive on them to ensure they are well buried. Plus I'd stay on the boat, unless the winds were likely to be hurricane strength, so I could deal with drifting.
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Is his sock puppet hot with big bumpers? Should be fine if he drags anchor a bit then.
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I woke up this morning to a rather stiff breeze so I looked it up:



I see even stiffer winds in the Gulf. I wonder if they are coming my way. I had some issues with dragging anchor in St. Martin during the Christmas winds (~40 kts that day). I have a 44# Danforth on a 39' Beneteau. I threw an auxilary Fortress at about 30 degrees from the Danforth but still drug some. Any suggestions for weathering winds >30-35kts on the hook?
If you've only the brain to carry a crappy Danforth after the abuse they've received over the years..
WTF do you expect..
Get a BRUCE........
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Dragging anchor

Very strange. I guess the navionics app doesn't work very well. I'd suggest weather4D pro for a more accurate appraisal. If you look the wind is veering and abating to 5kn by this afternoon.
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Very strange. I guess the navionics app doesn't work very well. I'd suggest weather4D pro for a more accurate appraisal. If you look the wind is veering and abating to 5kn by this afternoon.
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Yes, but I think Sunday is when it's going to be wicked, I haven't looked for a couple of days, but last time I did, Sun was going to be interesting.
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