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Sunday, January 24, 2016
Dragging in the night
One of the worries of living on a boat is having the anchor drag. Of course, this usually happens in the night.
During the night the winds changed directions. I woke up with the wind and waves hitting the boat broadside. Even in what's a fairly protected anchorage, 40+ mph wind gusts take their toll. I'm guessing my anchor dragged some, but probably less than ten feet. Still, nothing to take lightly.
I decided to lengthen the lines tying the boat to the mangroves. That allowed the boat to meet the winds at a better angle. As soon as the sun came up I paddled a second anchor into the wind, tossed it out of the kayak then set it from the boat. Then I felt a lot more secure.
This boat just north of us was very well anchored but even he was adjusting his lines early in the morning.
The high winds are supposed last all day and through the night.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.