Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Tale of Two Anchors

We’ve been anchoring in tidal rivers lately, and the currents are wicked, sometimes flowing up to six knots. To maximize our holding and minimize our stress levels, we set two anchors, one each in the direction of the flooding and ebbing currents. You can see the speed of the water flow in this picture as we set the anchors in the Matanzas River Inlet. Our main anchor is the chain on the port (left) side of the bow, and the secondary anchor is the line on the starboard (right) side.

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