Sunday, February 19, 2012
We anchored in approximately 21 ft of water, a bit deep for this area where the averages tend to be under 10'. We put out 146' of chain, set the anchor and deployed the snubbers. I like to have the snubbers down to the water line so that it keeps the angle of the chain to the shaft low in the event of strong winds. The rule, in my head, is to keep the shaft angle parallel to the bottom of the sea and do not let it exceed 9 degrees and it is less likely to drag. Anything over 9 degrees of shaft angle to sea bottom and the chances of the anchor pull increase exponentially.
We always set an anchor watch, typically I use the Furuno chart plotter for this. We can set an alarm on a radius based on the center of where the anchor is. The distance can be changed depending on the circumstances of how much chain we deploy, how crowded it is, the local topography and how tight the space is.
We dropped the dinghies and went to Little Harbor (way too shallow for us in Seabright) and had a nice lunch at petes pub and gallery.com/
We went back to attend the RHMYC annual Commodore's Ball whose theme was the roaring 20's.
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