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Old 04-13-2011, 09:53 PM   #1
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Talking Anchoring out.

For some , Anchoring can be quit challenging....boattest has a whole series of how too's on anchoring and it would be good for the newbies can view these video's and see how easy it is to anchor out...



http://www.boattest.com/Resources/vi...px?NewsID=4091


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Old 04-14-2011, 02:57 AM   #2
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One of my favorite things to do is to watch people try to anchor. Something so simple that people try to hurt themselves doing. Good instruction video's to watch!

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Old 04-14-2011, 06:16 AM   #3
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Hey... I resemble that remark, biggerseagar! I remember trying to anchor Endless Summer at Priest Lake (Northern ID) a few Summers ago... in 150' of water late at night (no chain, just nylon rope)!---what a moron. Needless to say my credibility with the Admiral didn't increase that night and ever since then she doesn't trust my anchoring ability!!

But you should see me now, partially thanks to Larivee's instructional videos... but also helped by adding 30' of chain to the rode and using technology like purchasing the BlackBerry app MyAnchorWatch (www.myanchorwatch.com)... of course there's nothing like practice and watching other people anchor successfully too.
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Ya, I'd say 150' of water is a bit deep to be setting an anchor. Even at a scope of 5:1, that would be 750 ft of rode. Dragging anchor happens. Proper technique can reduce the chances of it occurring, but it happens. While I've dragged, I've also sat 'anchor watch' late night when the weather has turned and wind kicks up and boats around me are dragging across the anchorage.

But I admit, while I've been there, you just can't help but watch (and quietly laugh) while some guy pulls in and drops/retrieves his anchor 10-15 times. It's kinda like sitting at a boat ramp.
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:35 PM   #5
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I've often thought of setting up a camcorder on a tri-pod, and pointing it at the boat ramp on Memorial Day on CDA Lake here in Northern ID... then time-lapse all the goofy launches. Then edit the tape and send it off to America's Funniest Home Videos (or whatever that show is called the Bob Saget used to host)!
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Don't do that, I may be there visiting... ;-)
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