[Rhodes22-list] Anchoring

Mary Lou Troy mtroy at atlanticbb.net
Wed Aug 17 14:22:55 EDT 2016

For short term anchoring we always tried to pick the most sheltered 
area possible so that we didn't have to worry (usually) about high 
winds. Storms here are generally pretty quick and we never noticed 
chafe from blowing about at anchor for the 20-40 minute duration of a 
storm. The one time I was concerned was when we anchored in a 
sheltered but unfamiliar area. Shortly after dark, a strong wind came 
up from the opposite direction from which it had been forecast. It 
was a beautiful moonlit night but we didn't want to move to a more 
protected spot unless we had to because of our unfamiliarity with the 
area so we stuck it out. The winds and waves built until we were 
really bouncing around. We let out a lot more scope and I wrapped a 
dish towel around the rode where it crossed the bow to protect it 
from chafe. After about 4 hours, the winds died down. It was about 1 
in the morning when we finally went to bed but not until after I'd 
checked the anchor rode one last time - it was fine.

Mary Lou
ex R22

At 12:53 PM 8/17/2016, you wrote:
>I cannot answer your question but want to add one of my own.   I have the
>center cleat and guides on either side of the bow for dock lines on my 2002
>boat.   I added a leather chaff guard (West Marine) to my dock line, since
>it wore through the outer layer of the double braid during a windstorm.   I
>haven't anchored yet except to test my gear, but hope to do so for a couple
>nights in a few weeks.    How do people run an anchor line to minimize
>Alex Cole
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