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Not fair!

October 29 2013 at 1:24 PM
Dave Krugler  (no login)

Response to That is a big part of the "FUN" of a classic boating community !!

Paul- You have the perfect setup, more moderate weather, a dock and it is always nearby. I never left mine in the water for more that about 10days because I would leave it unattended hooked to a mooring ring and as you can see from the last picture of my post it gets rough on Garden Bay. We had a beautiful day before that picture was taken and overnight had a thunderstorm, then the wind started to blow. I lay in bed hearing the wind whistling thru the screens hoping I wouldn't find the boat on the shore the next morning. My mooring anchor held, in fact when I pulled the boat the force of the boat slamming against the rode chain to the anchor set the big Danforth anchor deep enough I couldn't get it up. I wound up a week later in cold chest high water with a 10ft 4 x 4 with an eyebolt thru it to hook the rode chain onto, rolled the 4 x 4 to roll up enough chain to pull the 4 x 4 under close to the ground and used it as a lever to pull that anchor and that was barely enough leverage to get it up.


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