Thursday, May 21, 2009

Alan's-Pensacola Cay

Alan's-Pensacola, we have stopped off here a few times, one of our favorites, great mangrove flat with big spooky bones and plenty of 3-5 lb 'cudas. Just ask Bill & Dave!
Now ain't that a boat! She just loves a good blow, here we are sheltered, 15-20kts, normal in the Bahamas. We drop an 88lb Delta on all chain, put out a 7:1 scope, put out the bridle, back down gently until we get a "set" then increase to 1,000 RPM, then 1,200. She usually grabs big time right away. If the anchorage is tight we shorten up the scope after we are well set, usually never less than 5:1 including the bow pulpit to water. We have been in 30-40kt squalls, and one that a neighbour boat with a wind thingamajig says was 55kts during a squall. We held fast. Easy here compared to Georgian Bay.

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