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Old 03-04-2011, 12:43   #1
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Which Anchor for Gulf Coast: Orange Beach Area?

Wondering what type and size anchor would work best in gulf coast (Orange Beach) area for a 1984 Catalina 30 tall rig???? Just recently relocating new( to us) boat to area, and existing is WAY too small for this boat. Thanks for help.
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Re: Which Anchor for Gulf Coast: Orange Beach Area?

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25-30lb. plow type anchor in the GoM. It could be a CQR, Manson, etc.
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Add in Good charts, so you don't drop the hook next to an oil/gas pipe line... Not all of them are buried.
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What sort of seabed is it there?
In some seabeds a few of the old school anchors will embarrass the new generation ones.
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Re: Which Anchor for Gulf Coast: Orange Beach Area?

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, bcbell.
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Re: Which Anchor for Gulf Coast: Orange Beach Area?

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Wondering what type and size anchor would work best in gulf coast (Orange Beach) area for a 1984 Catalina 30 tall rig???? Just recently relocating new( to us) boat to area, and existing is WAY too small for this boat. Thanks for help.
We enjoyed your area with our Hunter 30 many years ago, and plan to revisit next year. I used a 30# CQR in the sand, mud and grass beds that you will be anchoring in. My preference is now a Delta - which I've been very satisfied with while cruising our Leopard 42 in the Western Caribbean - a much more challenging area for anchoring. The mfr sites will have size guides - I would up-size to whatever I was comfortable handling and storing.
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