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Anchor on the boat: Venice

Old 03-27-2017, 03:40 PM
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Default Anchor on the boat: Venice

Something that's always worried me was the boat losing power in the middle of the river. I always carry an anchor just in case something was to happen. I would be able to anchor and keep from drifting into the ship channel.
What's your thought's on this? Do you carry an anchor fishing inshore or offshore out of venice?
Old 03-27-2017, 03:49 PM
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You should always have an anchor and sufficient line to anchor, regardless of where you are at.
Old 03-27-2017, 04:01 PM
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No anchor needed. Cuba is not that far and is open for tourists.
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1. Anchor
2. Sea anchor
3. Sh&^load of rode for either
Old 03-27-2017, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by KHappel View Post
1. Anchor
2. Sea anchor
3. Sh&^load of rode for either
I carry 2 anchors, 1 with 300 ft and 1 with 200 ft. And a drogue mil surplus chute for a sea anchor.
Old 03-28-2017, 10:38 AM
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I carry 350 ft. of rode.
No sea anchor but I do have a pair of drift socks
Old 03-28-2017, 02:38 PM
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Do you carry life jackets?
Flares?
Radio?
Throwables?
Old 03-29-2017, 04:04 AM
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I carry an anchor and I think about 600 feet of rode (4 small spools). It is hardly enough to anchor offshore of Venice, where we are very rarely in less than 250 feet of water.
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If you ever find yourself without power on the Lower Mississippi make a Pan Pan call and notify the Crescent Pilots of your location. If you anchor on a mud flat near the river bank and a large ship passes at speed, you will experience the wake from hell and it will most likely swap your boat as the wake moves from the deep river channel onto the shallow mud flat. Always carry and anchor with chain and rode. An anchor is the symbol of a Mariner, how much good mojo you gonna have if don't carry that symbol?

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