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backup anchor while on mooring #216599
02/04/2020 01:07 PM
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Does anyone else use a backup anchor while on a mooring with strong winds with the unlikely change of wind or water current

This is not about jumping in and inspecting the mooring and tackle( I do ) or scope required for a properly set anchor but just dropping the anchor in shallow waters with a little bit of slack at a mooring with during strong winds

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Re: backup anchor while on mooring [Re: PEDCO] #216618
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Generally this is not done.
If you get blown around the mooring the anchor line and mooring line will get tangled together.

Re: backup anchor while on mooring [Re: PEDCO] #216637
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Bad idea, if the winds are strong you are required to be off the mooting anyway. Two anchors is a better solution.
George

Re: backup anchor while on mooring [Re: PEDCO] #216693
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Not a useful practice -- 'with a little slack' means it wouldn't hold or help in high winds, and will be off the bottom drifting into deeper water.

You may even damage the mooring equipment if it tangles up and you use a windlass to try and pull it back aboard.

Re: backup anchor while on mooring [Re: GeorgeC1] #216694
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Do the charter companies equip the bareboats with two anchors?

Re: backup anchor while on mooring [Re: PEDCO] #216695
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Moorings does...although if I ever see rough weather ahead I am taking George...:)

Re: backup anchor while on mooring [Re: PEDCO] #216735
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More often done with a line to shore to keep the boat from swinging but rarely seen in BVI, more St Lucia area. This would not help if mooring failed.


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Re: backup anchor while on mooring [Re: GeorgeC1] #216767
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Originally Posted by GeorgeC1
Bad idea, if the winds are strong you are required to be off the mooting anyway. Two anchors is a better solution.
George

Originally Posted by GeorgeC1
Bad idea, if the winds are strong you are required to be off the mooting anyway. Two anchors is a better solution.
George

At what strength winds are you required to be off the moorings?

Re: backup anchor while on mooring [Re: Sedona] #216779
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Originally Posted by Sedona
Originally Posted by GeorgeC1
Bad idea, if the winds are strong you are required to be off the mooting anyway. Two anchors is a better solution.
George

Originally Posted by GeorgeC1
Bad idea, if the winds are strong you are required to be off the mooting anyway. Two anchors is a better solution.
George

At what strength winds are you required to be off the moorings?

40 knots


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