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Old 02-02-2011, 11:49   #1
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Greetings from the Forgotten Coast

Been lurking, learning, and being entertained here for a while now. Finally signed up back in August, but somehow I missed posting here. Anyway, Judy is relatively new to sailing and I’ve been sailing all my life, including several years cruising full time on a gaff-rigged schooner with my parents and siblings in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and South Pacific. Since we have to work a while longer, we have plenty of time to hone our skills and make the boat the way we want it while enjoying the Forgotten Coast area.

We’re planning to get out there full time in about 5 or 6 years on our Morgan OI41. I know, I know, big, slow in light air, and doesn’t point worth a crap, but if we’re reaching in 25 kts, you can wave as we go by in comfort. Most importantly though, we can comfortably take all 8 grandkids and their parents sailing at the same time. Being able to anchor in 5’ of water is also a plus.

During our refit over the past 2 years, many of the threads here have been enormously helpful, and some truly entertaining. On the other hand, you guys were not much help when we were deciding what anchors to buy. We ended up with a Bruce, a Manson, a Fortress, and a Danforth . . . sometimes its just easier to cover all the bases. Good thing we don’t need a gun. (So what kind of gun do you use to enforce achoring etiquette? . . . just kidding)

We really are glad to be aboard. It feels like home here.

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Old 02-02-2011, 12:02   #2
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A potato gun.

Glad we could be of a assistance to you but you should have bought a Rocna anchor.

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Old 02-02-2011, 12:10   #3
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Hello! What is considered the "Forgotten Coast" of Florida?
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:15   #4
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Hello! What is considered the "Forgotten Coast" of Florida?
The Forgotten Coast of Florida lies along the Panhandle and is bounded on the West by Mexico Beach, and on the east by St. Marks. Its known as the Forgotten Coast because it hasen't been significantly developed (yet). Here's a link to a local site (no affiliation) with more info and a map: Apalachicola, St. George Island, Forgotten Coast, Carrabelle, Eastpoint, Florida | Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce. We're in Carrabelle.
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:23   #5
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. (So what kind of gun do you use to enforce achoring etiquette? . . . just kidding)



Just sharpen the tip of your boathook. If they get too close, reach out and key their gelcoat with it!
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:24   #6
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That's what I thought. I have a friend who goes to St. George Island every summer.
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should have bought a Rocna anchor.
I might have if I could have looked at one. No dealers here that I know of.

[QUOTE=delmarrey;610363]A potato gun.

That might just be the ticket. I recently found a source of rifled PVC potato gun barrels. Not sure if I'd take on a boat load of AK toting Somalis, but sombody anchoring too close . . . no problem.
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all those anchors, and not one mention of the ol' cinder block
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Old 02-02-2011, 13:00   #9
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all those anchors, and not one mention of the ol' cinder block
Had to replace it. It wouldn't ride in the roller right.
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. (So what kind of gun do you use to enforce achoring etiquette? . . . )

You don't need any gun. For your OI just hang a sign saying you have a 20# CQR knockoff on a 3:1 scope with 5' chain.

You will have lots of swing room. And if anyone still anchors close............well you now know that you should move
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You don't need any gun. For your OI just hang a sign saying you have a 20# CQR knockoff on a 3:1 scope with 5' chain.

You will have lots of swing room. And if anyone still anchors close............well you now know that you should move
With a 20# CQR, we'd already be moving.
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Of course.............I didn't say to really USE one
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Don,

Nice to here from someone in Salem. When I was a kid, my parents were members of the Salem Willows YC. They had a 40' schooner on a mooring there.
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You need a Delta anchor. I was in a storm once and it held, therefore it's the best anchor made.
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You need a Delta anchor. I was in a storm once and it held, therefore it's the best anchor made.
Ahhh... the old "best anchor" topic.
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