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

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Old 08-30-2002, 09:35 AM
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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....
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Old 08-30-2002, 10:19 AM
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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.
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Old 08-30-2002, 10:22 AM
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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!!
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Old 08-30-2002, 10:29 AM
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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.
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Old 08-30-2002, 10:32 AM
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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.

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Old 09-02-2002, 10:44 PM
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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 stern....no matter what depth...by the time you notice it's getting bad it too late...hydraulics takes over and sinks the boat


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Old 09-03-2002, 08:39 AM
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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.
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Old 09-03-2002, 06:05 PM
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Whoops!!!!!! how deep was the water?
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