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  1. #21

    Re: Bahamas (Abaco's) anchoring

    Every time Iíve anchored it usually looks like this at 1 am
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    "DON'T BELIEVE ANYTHING YOU READ OR HEAR AND ONLY HALF OF WHAT YOU SEE" - BEN FRANKLIN




    Endless Summer
    1967 50c 12/71n DDA 525hp
    ex Miss Betsy
    owners:
    Howard P. Miller 1967-1974
    Richard F Hull 1974-1976
    Robert J. & R.Scott Smith 1976-present

  2. #22

    Re: Bahamas (Abaco's) anchoring

    Okay, ordered the 70 LB Big Mac daddy. Go big or go home, right?
    1966 34c
    1982 46 HP

  3. #23

    Re: Bahamas (Abaco's) anchoring

    In terms of good holding what are the best anchorages to consider? I am reading some are a few inches of sand over rock and no anchor could be trusted if so. But I'm sure there are safe spots. Trying to target must see spots along the way. If good holding (and weather) we could stop for a night. Other spots that are iffy but reasonable I would like to be aware of for stopping a few hours during Island hops or day trips out of marinas or mooring fields we stay at. 100% noob here.
    1966 34c
    1982 46 HP

  4. #24

    Re: Bahamas (Abaco's) anchoring

    Going on the boat tomorrow
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    1966 34c
    1982 46 HP

  5. #25

    Re: Bahamas (Abaco's) anchoring

    Typically in the Bahamas the holding is very good except in cuts where the current prevents sand being deep enough. On the charts itís squally marked scouted bottom or poor holding. Personally I try to avoid anchorages with current as it causes the boat to lay at odd angles to the wind. Also I donít like having to wake up in the middle of the night to be sure the anchor resets when the current switches. Usually there are plenty of anchorages with no current nearby
    Pascal
    Miami, FL
    1970 53 MY #325 Cummins 6CTAs
    2014 26' gaff rigged sloop
    2007 Sandbarhopper 13
    12' Westphal Cat boat

  6. #26

    Re: Bahamas (Abaco's) anchoring

    Pascal, so what are considered favorable anchorages?
    1966 34c
    1982 46 HP

  7. #27

    Re: Bahamas (Abaco's) anchoring

    Anything in the Lee of islands and cays typically on the west side unless a front is coming prompting everyone to move around

    Also not to close to any opening that could let surge from swells affect you
    Pascal
    Miami, FL
    1970 53 MY #325 Cummins 6CTAs
    2014 26' gaff rigged sloop
    2007 Sandbarhopper 13
    12' Westphal Cat boat

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