I could write an entire blog about anchoring...
There are the "yellers".
The "over-scopers and let's take up the entire anchorage ones".
The "anchor twelve timers".
And the "back up at 10 knotters".
I watched one boat that fit in to most of the above categories.
We will call them "Dum" for now...
"Dum" came in and first started to be a "lemming"...
You know anchor right next to us.
So we could pass the mustard by using a 4' boat hook.
Then "Dum" proceeded to be a "yeller".
The man up on the bow was yelling at the wife to go forward 10 feet, go to port 27', back up at 10 knots while the chain is going out, do this, do that, blah, blah, blah.
They then proceeded to be a "over-scoper".
Putting out 250' of chain in 15' of water.
While backing up at 10 knots.
No time to let the anchor settle in before backing up.
Too much speed.
Too much chain.
Needless to say, they then turned into a "dragger".
Then after trying to anchor 5 times, they left the anchorage.
Ahhh... peace once again.
Another time, another place we watched a boat we will call "Vain".
He was a quiet yeller, not yelling at his crew, but yelling at other boats that were anchoring too close to him.
But then the wind came up and who drug?
The "under-anchorers" have a 12 lb anchor for a 47' boat.
The "under-scopers" put 38' of chain out in 37' of water
We, on "Meekat"
No embarrassment later when we meet the people on the boat next to us.
We could, however be considered an "over-anchorer".
We have an 88 lb anchor...
No bumping other boats.