Originally Posted by donradcliffe
If he dragged at 79th st in New York
City, I understand--been there, done that with a good anchor
and a 8:1 scope
. Forget diving
on the anchor
there--even if you can hang on in the 3 knot current
, the visibility is zero, and you're going to have to get shots for every disease known to mankind.
Having spent my early & college years living on the East river I take offense to that comment... the only disease you'll likely catch is brilliant idea syndrome
Just stay clear of the white fish!
But I agree I wouldn't want to dive anywhere in NYC
in November and visibility does compund the problem, but I know a few divers in the area that would do it for a reasonable price
(growth being another problem that adds to drag). My only motivation was to present the options, whether Lorenzo is comfortable with them is his progative.
The last time i anchored there was in 2000 aboard a 750' tanker with a 10:1 scope
and we where the only ship in the anchorage NOT to drag anchor... then, as we brought it up, we needed a sawzall to cut the rebar off the chain. Not fun.
The bottom line is the area is infamous for dragging, go with as much scope as you can get (as I said in point #1) but, whether it holds or not, always have a plan B in your back pocket.