Like Tree0Likes

Don't anchor your boat at the transom .....WHY ?????

Old 08-30-2002, 09:35 AM
Rough Seas Lie Ahead
Gold Member
Reckless32's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 2,465

I anchor off the stern cleat all the time, but only in waist deep waters. It's quick and easy. NEVER! though in deep waters with current nor waves....
Reckless32 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2002, 10:19 AM
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 1,297

A few years ago a local guy did that to his 38'Cig. What exacerbated the situation is that when he noticed the waves coming over the transom, he "backed down" to release the anchor but ended up on the rope. It wrapped around his prop and because the anchor was stuck on debris, it sucked the transom down. Boat went down. Twin blown engines, speedmasters, etc.
Dueclaws is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2002, 10:22 AM
Macklin's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Virginia Beach
My Boats: 36 Concept w/ Merc 250 EFI Smokers
Posts: 1,902

I'm with you Rick.....we do it all the time. It's just too easy to drop the anchor from the stern when in shallow, calm water. But I would never leave the boat that way! Unbelievable!!
Macklin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2002, 10:29 AM
RUSSSR1's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Arlington Hts. Il.
My Boats: 38 Cig Flatdeck
Posts: 693

Wow think about it your diving and glance over your sholder to see your boat sinking to the bottom. Man that sight must have been etched for good.
RUSSSR1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2002, 10:32 AM
Posts: n/a


I hope your buddy is a better diver than a boater. Even in shallow water i anchor from the bow, because I hate stepping on the anchor when i'm going back to the boat for a beer. I also retrieve the anchor from the side of the boat by having my wife unty the line from the bow cleat and walk back to the cockpit. I then drive towards the anchor put the boat in neutral so the boat drifts pasts the anchor (and I don't foul the line on the props) this will release the anchor and I can easliy pull it up from the side of the boat and clean it off. Cuz i hate getting crap on the bow of my boat too.

Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2002, 10:44 PM
GeeterB's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: St Louis
My Boats: 94 Checkmate Convincor
Posts: 351

Doesn't anyone remember the movie Jaws

When they tried to tie the shark to the stern it almost sank the boat swamping it with water while the fish ran

Always off the bow...never off the matter what the time you notice it's getting bad it too late...hydraulics takes over and sinks the boat

GeeterB is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2002, 08:39 AM
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Glastonbury, CT
Posts: 889

I watched them raise an Donzi 33' crossbow off the bottom of the sound because the guy was to lazy to walk over the windsheild and get to the bow, he used the stern to anchor over night. The waves came right over the platform and it sank.
boomer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2002, 06:05 PM
AT Cult Member #3
VIP Member
R Addiction's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Pa.
My Boats: '99 Active Thunder Tantrum
Posts: 20,687

Whoops!!!!!! how deep was the water?
R Addiction is offline  
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
General Boating Discussion
05-28-2010 04:06 PM
General Boating Discussion
04-23-2008 11:33 AM
02-20-2006 11:13 PM
liquid asset
09-13-2005 04:26 PM
General Boating Discussion
10-13-2003 11:27 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:46 PM.

Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.