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  1. TomY

    TomY Alden Forum Moderator

    Joined Jun 22, 2004
    1,786 posts, 1,810 likes
    Alden 38' Challenger yawl
    US Rockport Harbor
    Precision anchoring, that's my thing. I have quite a few favorite anchorages within a day sail of home. The ones that I know from experience; the protection, the currents, the bottom, there is little room for error on anchor placement, to keep off the ground.

    For instance, at low water, this is a common sight at one of my favorite overnights, Perry Creek.

    When it seemed a ghost spun the wheel in the cockpit, I realized I was a little closer than I wanted to be. As the boat turned with the tidal current direction, my rudder just brushed the bottom. Not the first time.

    Precision anchoring LW (1 of 1).jpg
    Odd feeling with the depth sounder reading 14', under the mast step. All this info gets filed away in my memory - plus a GPS location pin on the CP - for the next time. After years of overnighting in this tidal bowl, I know it quite well, but there's always room for more precision.

    If you ask, "Why take the risk?", I guess I don't have an answer for you.

    There are 'destination moorings' (another thread,...), in Perry Creek, and a few are always available. The open basin is beautiful too. We sometimes overnight among the boats below.

    Perry Creek 2017 (1 of 1).jpg
    But there is something special about 'our spot'.
    Precision anchoring (1 of 1).jpg
    I've given directions to many friends, "Go up Perry Creek until you start to get nervous. Our spot is about 100 yards beyond that."

    Sometimes it's taken but I'm surprised how often it's available. I should mention the current scrubbed bottom: The holding is a little sketchy,...
     


  2. Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Joined Mar 1, 2012
    1,750 posts, 711 likes
    1961 Rhodes Meridian 25
    us Texas coast
  3. SFS

    SFS

    Joined Aug 18, 2015
    1,633 posts, 541 likes
    Hunter 31
    US Tampa Bay
    We've not ventured very far afield yet, and haven't had anyone photograph our boat underway, but I do have this one, from our very first cruise, a week long jaunt from St. Pete to Charlotte Harbor and back. This is in Sarasota: 1126161726.jpg
     


  4. jeff356

    jeff356

    Joined Apr 21, 2014
    143 posts, 28 likes
    Hunter 356
    US Middle River, MD
    Just got back from a 12 day trip down the Chesapeake Bay and here we are in St. Michael just outside the maritime museum and in front of Perry Cabin all lit up at twilight. Le3gaSea at St. Michaels.jpg
     


  5. pateco

    pateco

    Joined Aug 12, 2014
    2,205 posts, 643 likes
    Hunter 31 (1983)
    US Pompano Beach FL
    Sunrise Bay,
    2017-02-12 Stargazer.jpg

    Raft up at Lake Boca

    theraftup-1923-XL.jpg
     


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  6. Boomer54

    Boomer54

    Joined Feb 3, 2015
    251 posts, 113 likes
    Marlow Hunter 37
    US Reefpoint Marina Racine, WI
    Our charter boat last week anchored off Epidavrous, Greece. 53AC6A0C-4D1B-438A-BC8E-B6A3417FE263.JPG
     


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  7. Don Crowther

    Don Crowther

    Joined Sep 4, 2007
    687 posts, 24 likes
    Hunter 34
    CA Elbow, Saskatchwen, Can.
    Lake Deifenbacker Saskatchewan Canada
     

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  8. Terry Cox

    Terry Cox

    Joined Dec 25, 2000
    3,805 posts, 563 likes
    Hunter Passage 42
    US Shelter Bay, WA
    Sort of at anchor, but is a mooring ball acceptable? Pelican Beach, east side of Cypress Island, San Juan archipelago.

    Belle-Vie2.jpg
     


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  9. Paul D13

    Paul D13

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    9 posts, 9 likes
    Pearson Alberg 35
    US Freeport, Maine
    The Mud Hole, Great Wass I.

    Cruise 2010 330.jpg
     


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  10. Meriachee

    Meriachee

    Joined Aug 1, 2011
    3,349 posts, 1,170 likes
    Catalina 270
    CA Wabamun - on the orange ball
    The sum of our summer last year.
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  11. Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Joined Mar 1, 2012
    1,750 posts, 711 likes
    1961 Rhodes Meridian 25
    us Texas coast
    :) Can't resist- one more- in full cruising trim (with ex aboard) Taylor Creek,, Beaufort SC

    anchored  Beaufort SC.jpg
     


  12. SFS

    SFS

    Joined Aug 18, 2015
    1,633 posts, 541 likes
    Hunter 31
    US Tampa Bay
    Charlie, there is also a Taylors Creek in Beaufort NC, that runs along the waterfront of "downtown". Was just there last week visiting family, so unfortunately was boatless.
     


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  13. Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Joined Mar 1, 2012
    1,750 posts, 711 likes
    1961 Rhodes Meridian 25
    us Texas coast
    Yep- been anchored in there several times. Used to be a great spaghetti place on the street there :)
     


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  14. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,843 posts, 1,463 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    Whitehorse Key, in the "10,000 Islands", Thanksgiving 2015. That's Daydream in the top right. ;)

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  15. gettinthere

    gettinthere

    Joined Nov 26, 2008
    1,867 posts, 162 likes
    Endeavour 42
    US Cruisin
    I may have posted this before...

     


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  16. Meriachee

    Meriachee

    Joined Aug 1, 2011
    3,349 posts, 1,170 likes
    Catalina 270
    CA Wabamun - on the orange ball
    Not anchored, but an interesting observation in the powers of persuasion. Here was one of the major selling points with the admiral for replacing the MacGregor. (Which is still a perfectly fine craft in my opinion)
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  17. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    6,432 posts, 1,790 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Lake Martin AL

    and....... we have a winner!
     


  18. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    6,432 posts, 1,790 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Lake Martin AL
    South River (Port).jpg

    Pamlico Sound (South River off of the Neuse River) 2014.... one day before Hurricane Arthur came ashore 30 miles south of this location.
     


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  19. jeff356

    jeff356

    Joined Apr 21, 2014
    143 posts, 28 likes
    Hunter 356
    US Middle River, MD
    IMG_20170701_180013_868.jpg 20170701_205850_resized.jpg Anchored in Reed Creek off the Chester River in the Chesapeake.
    First is just before a 40+ knot stormed passed through at 4pm and later that night.
     


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  20. Camchain

    Camchain

    Joined Apr 17, 2013
    12 posts, 35 likes
    Hinckley B-40
    US Annapolis
    IMG_0762.JPG West River, (Galesville), Maryland. In the late fall one can have the entire bay to themselves.
     




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