[QUOTE=JPA Cate;3205643]Funny, they don't hold very well like that, do they?!
Lots of evidence of previous activity around anchorages that have been in use for hundreds of years. Most of that line looks soft. In Rozelle Bay in Sydney, Oz, we picked up some old rusting steel cable. Kind of hard to know what to do with it. Wish we had taken it to the Waterways (at the time) office.
Scary thing is I reset my anchor
about a year previous, “temporary mooring”. I visit boat
almost daily. The area has a 6’ tide and alternating 1kt current
is 18’ and I run 100’ chain 6’ nylon snub. There were times I thought I detected almost imperceptible drift but GPS
position on chart showed relatively static position within the margin of accuracy. I would periodically test the anchor
by powering back on it and she never budged an inch. I assumed she was well dug in to the mud bottom. The photo
was taken three days before a pending tropical storm/hurricane when I decided to check my chain and reset anchor and boat further away from others in the anchorage. Looks like my static position was less than I observed. This CQR
has held up in several gales but always with more than a little distrust.