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Old 30-07-2021, 09:58   #31
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I was advised to get peace and quiet at an anchorage - hang baby clothes from the lifelines. It works.
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I was advised to get peace and quiet at an anchorage - hang baby clothes from the lifelines. It works.
Note to self.. check out second hand shops for baby clothes..
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Old 02-08-2021, 09:45   #36
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I apologize if someone already mentioned habitat protection.

Increasingly, boaters are required to use designated anchorages or moorings to avoid habitat destruction.
In the Salish Sea it is forbidden or discouraged to anchor in eelgrass beds - i.e. seek water deeper than 15 feet.
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Of course, you can anchor in places other than charted anchorages. It seems you already know what to look for, add the likelihood of biting insects, and your boats traits to the list. In settled weather you can anchor just about anywhere. I've spent many a happy night anchored totally exposed on the Bahama Banks. No need to even set the anchor as there is nothing to hit within miles, and it will set before you get there if you laid out enough scope. On the other hand, those marks are typically on the chart for a reason, and lots of other mariners have taken the time to check it out before you. The anchorage reviews in ActiveCapitan are particularly useful to get up to date info on the anchorage. Mind some reviews are much more helpful than others. Ignore the number of stars, read what the reviews actually say. You probably don't care that the guy with a seven foot draft ran aground if you only need three. I've stayed in a number of anchorages which, while marked as an anchorage, didn't seem appealing looking at the chart, that turned out to be quite enjoyable. I've also picked a few which looked fine on the chart, were not marked as an anchorage, and turned out to be absolutely miserable. Usually, due to refracted swell and opposing current. You can stay a lot of places with the right ground tackle, as your experience grows you'll find out what is right for you.
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I'm hesitant to anchor anywhere outside of the pins. Can I really anchor just about anywhere?
Where do you think the pins come from? People like me who anchor based on what we learn from the charts and report back. There are plenty of good places to anchor that don't have pins. I have three I save for myself.
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