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Old 14-08-2011, 19:18   #31
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Re: Why People Anchor on Top of Other Boats

I wish I knew!!! Even today in this huge Lagoon Pond at Vineyard Haven, somebody dropped his anchor right next to our bow. Sure, a small boat with anchor rode that looks like it is all of 3/8"- 7/16" 3 strand. I am all 5/16" HT chain. This afternoon boats arrived at each bridge opening, YUP, YOU GUESSSED it. We are clustered together like a family.

OH, comment on fishing! One year when I was in College, I was fishing sometime in October-November on a jeddy in near Westerly RI. Some joker walked the length of the jetty to cast within 20 feet of where I was casting. I solved that one by changing from right hand casting to left hand casting and slinging my plug close to the top of his head! Three of my casts later, he picked up his crap and left.

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Old 14-08-2011, 19:30   #32
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Re: Why People Anchor on Top of Other Boats

That is what happens if you anchor where the little anchor symbol is in the guide books. It doesn't matter how many boats are there already...

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Old 14-08-2011, 19:53   #33
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+1 That the Honda generators are "too quiet to hear" is an urban legend that owners WANT to believe. I'd rather live with the low rumble of a diesel generator than the whine of a Honda generator.
+2 It always confuses us when we can't hear the sound of our wind generator because of the noise the "too quiet to hear" Honda is making next door.
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Old 14-08-2011, 20:50   #34
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Re: Why People Anchor on Top of Other Boats

the only quiet generator I know of is mine and any anyone elses solar panels.

In all seriousness...most real marine, below deck installed gensets are just as quiet as any above deck honda...
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Old 14-08-2011, 22:29   #35
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Re: Why People Anchor on Top of Other Boats

I think it's the "I'm gonna get my fair shake of this" mentality. If someone else is anchored there it must be good. When I worked retail sales in my youth, if something wasn't selling a couple of employees would go to table and start looking over stuff--bingo folks would come over to get their share. Mob mentality!
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Re: Why People Anchor on Top of Other Boats

My worst one was some time ago when I was anchored in a beautiful bay all alone when a power boat came in and anchored directly upwind about 50 meters away.
No real problem until we noticed he left his diesels (yes both of them!) running so we got the full benefit of the exhausts.
Ruined a peaceful day!
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Old 15-08-2011, 07:16   #37
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Re: Why People Anchor on Top of Other Boats

David, SV Cambria has the best answer in the thread.
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Old 15-08-2011, 07:19   #38
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Re: Why People Anchor on Top of Other Boats

woops, I mean Michael on SV Cambria. Anyone that has traveled in BVI before they installed moorings knows watching others anchor is true entertainment.
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Re: Why People Anchor on Top of Other Boats

They figure you know something they don't. Trick is work out a place that you want to be and then move and anchor where you don-t want to be. When they all arrive and are on top of you wait until almost dark, up anchor and move to your preferred location.....it will then be too late for them to follow. works well I have done it many times.
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Re: Why People Anchor on Top of Other Boats

everyone anchors together and i dont go there--i stay way away--on other side of anchorage, if at all possible.
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Some of it it just that and I'm occasionally guilty. I have worked or know where infant to be. Several others have figured this out too. May e it's short row to beach or pier or it better protection. So I'm going as near to where I need want like and it follows suit you did the same just in better time. There are ways to do this well and sometimes folk get to close. Kinda a sort of flattery that we want to be near you we may just want to get close to the pounding sand or city noise that you enjoy. Why did those idiots pick this spot? Uhhh why did you? Other reasons apply as well.
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Re: Why People Anchor on Top of Other Boats

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They figure you know something they don't. Trick is work out a place that you want to be and then move and anchor where you don-t want to be. When they all arrive and are on top of you wait until almost dark, up anchor and move to your preferred location.....it will then be too late for them to follow. works well I have done it many times.
Reminds me of a time we anchored on the South side of Los Gatos in Baja.
Everyone else was anchored on the North side.
After we anchored, eventually everyone from the North side moved to the South.
It got a little tight, so I moved to the North side.
Within a couple of hours, everyone moved from the South side to the North side! We started getting snide comments from friends on the VHF about being antisocial.
When I noticed the barometer dropping, I decided to move back to the South side as the sun went down.
It gets dark quickly in Mexico, so everyone else stayed on the North side.
We had a good night's sleep behind the reef while everyone on the North side rocked n' rolled in the wind all night long.
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I play bagpipe music......works well unless they are Scottish
.. i PLAY my bagpipes. And not that im the worst. but a far cry from the best..
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I stay as far away from people as I can. Except.. Last time I did an overnighter there was a beautiful 35 foot carver, all was well as I was getting things in order then noticed he had left. Fast forward an hour or so when another boat comes into the anchorage at a medium pace followed by a heavy sound of reverse thrust. I got on the radio to ask what happened and that beautiful 35 foot carver had turned off ALL the decklights, INCLUDING THE ANCHOR LIGHT!. His reason? Him and his wife were watching a movie down below and all the light was causing a glare on the TV..
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Re: Why People Anchor on Top of Other Boats

Maybe they do it to get the spot with better internet coverage???



We left an anchorage this AM to go out and make some water.
When we came back to the same anchorage someone had taken our old spot.
We moved next to a hill and I'm currently hooked up but it's sketchy at best.
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