Mailport: July 2011
In regard to the editorial in the December 2010 issue and the Mailport letter in the March 2011 issue about the “Great Anchor Debate”: I have to say that I am very biased in favor of CQR anchors as they took me around the world, anchoring a couple of thousand times, with only three dragging incidents, all of which were my fault for not letting out enough scope. We anchored on all types of bottoms, sand, hard mud, soft mud, rock, coral, weed, and who-knows-what because the water was 150 feet deep.
Nothing, repeat nothing, holds a boat in place on any bottom, and in any wind, better than a properly sized plow anchor and as much chain as you can let out. As much chain as you can let out means everything in the chain locker.
Dolphin Spirit, Mason 53
Australia and California
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