Slinging the hook

romany123

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it always seems amazing to me that not many people these days seem to use their anchors. I sail on East Coast and we have some brilliant anchorages, but invariably not many people seem to use them, instead they will all be rushing off to pay a fortune just tie up onto a floating pontoon.
I suppose the downside to this question, is if everybody used their anchors I probably and be able to find a place to anchor myself .
Dave
 

Boathook

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Should of seen Studland near Poole and Poole harbour during the summer bank holiday. I have never seen so many boats at anchor. we had to go and find somewhere else quieter!
 

johndf

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We visited one of your East Coast creek anchorages off the Medway last summer and what a peaceful night we had. It was a brilliant stopping off point for going up the Thames to St Katherines Dock. Our mistake was not to spend a couple of days exploring the creeks on our way back down. Instead, after a night in Gillingham marina, we hot-footed it to Dover, where we got weatherbound for three days.
 

VMALLOWS

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Exactly.....In Poole you'll always find somewhere quiet if you try. Did you consider just round the corner at the north of Swanage bay? .... OK I should keep quiet, but would rather share it with friends.
 

LadyInBed

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Its great fun in Lulworth watching anchors being laid, pulled up, re-laid somewhere else then repeating the performance for a third time before giving up and heading to Weymouth for the night.
A lot of them sport Blue Ensigns as well. Maybe it’s a case of “No Anchor Balls”!
Sorry, couldn’t resist it!
 

VMALLOWS

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Yes, well. I didn't suggest Lulworth. ( the N.E. corner isn't too bad if you can dry). Send them to Portland (the proper outer harbour) with a good westerly. I'll stick to Worbarrow. ..... or Chessill in an Easterly.
 
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Give me an anchorage and a pair of binoculars !

People and boat watching you canny beat it.

I like meeting people in marinas though ( best place the shower block ).

Unfortunately living in them is like being in a chalet at Butlins.
 

romany123

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Thanks for the input. As or blowing up the dingy I agree it used to be a pain,but now.....I have davits.Brilliant.
Dave
 
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