In September we anchored at Mittelnatch Island on a calm clear day. The water was so clear that we could actually watch our Bruce anchor deploy, hit the bottom in about 20 feet, flip over, bite, and bury itself. This was startling because we were on only about 2:1 scope (we later paid out more rode to our ... Details
Here is an exchange of e-mails that should be helpful to boaters who are unsure about anchoring.
I'm a pretty new boater (4 years experience) with a Bayliner 2556 and a 22 lb. Delta anchor. Although we always prefer mooring buoys to docks, we haven't yet anchored overnight -- but intend to do so shortly.... Details
Sadly, we lost our Bruce anchor. Now that the Bruce is no longer being made, what anchor would you pick for 37 ft. trawler.
Thanks very much.
Easy question, not-so-easy answer. One solution would be to look for a used Bruce. Assuming the... Details
We anchored way back in the cove of Codville Lagoon this last Saturday night, looking for a bomb-proof hole given the 45 to 50 knot winds forecast. To our surprise, Codville got a fair bit of wind... 30 knots with gusts to 35 blowing right in the entrance and back into the cove at the back. We were the only boat there ... Details
I’ve been reading the Waggoner and I took a moment to review your notes on anchoring. I think they are spot on. In my various jobs in our yacht club, I worked to promote anchor-out cruising. I was the first in line and learned life on the hook in the safe company of other members.
I think you could add a little pu... Details
Northbound at Shearwater this summer, we met Eric (Rick) and Sharl Heller, who live on the east coast but keep their beautiful Sabre 40 sailboat out here for summer vacations. Rick told me about a surprise storm they experienced at Ganges, in the southern Gulf Islands, and promised to send a report. The report begins, ... Details