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Old 27-04-2016, 14:42   #16
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Re: Anchoring in Puget Sound

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Re: Anchoring in Puget Sound

As others have suggested, Blakely harbor is by far the best place. It's my weekend getaway. Try to anchor at the west end as depth are around 25-35' so you don't have so much scope out. Blake island is really tricky to anchor, unless you get a ball, you'll be having a tough time getting you swing circle small enough to not ground, as the west side of the island is really drops off.


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Re: Anchoring in Puget Sound

If all you want to do is practice, you can anchor in between the large mooring buoys just out in front of Shilshole Bay Marina. It isn't too deep and holds well. Most all of the boats will either be coming out or going in on the South or North entrances and not traversing back and forth across the breakwater. Just avoid Monday or Wednesday evenings - beer can races!
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Blakely Is is not a great place to practice anchoring. Mooring balls take up the prime spots. The bottom drops off deep. There is significant tidal current.
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Re: Anchoring in Puget Sound

Paul L- You're confusing places.It's Blake Island and Blakely Rock, outside of Blakely Harbor. There are no bouys at Blakely Rock, but they are at Blake Island...Aside from that, I vote for Liberty Bay in Poulsbo. It's big, fairly shallow with good holding and pastries in Poulsbo...
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Blake Island...typo
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