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    Question Las Palmas Anchorage for 3 weeks?

    Would you leave your boat at anchor in Las Palmas for 3 weeks unattended?

    Curious if people have done this or if it is generally regarded as safe. Lots of boats around so would assume is fine in that regard.
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    Default Re: Las Palmas Anchorage for 3 weeks?

    Quote Originally Posted by northcave View Post
    Would you leave your boat at anchor in Las Palmas for 3 weeks unattended?

    Curious if people have done this or if it is generally regarded as safe. Lots of boats around so would assume is fine in that regard.
    I would never leave my boat at anchor for three weeks unattended anywhere! Your insurance company may also have a view on it

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    Default Re: Las Palmas Anchorage for 3 weeks?

    Quote Originally Posted by northcave View Post
    Lots of boats around so would assume is fine in that regard.
    That would be the worry, someone dragging into you. I've met cruisers will happily leave the boat for extended periods in good anchorages but LP too much of a worry that someone will bang into you if a low goes over with wind shifts.

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    Default Re: Las Palmas Anchorage for 3 weeks?

    I also wouldn't , its bad enough on the odd overnight let alone three weeks . Lots can happen in that time and as said , I doubt you be insurance .
    Last edited by sailaboutvic; 08-12-18 at 06:54.
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    Default Re: Las Palmas Anchorage for 3 weeks?

    Holding there is patchy at best. We went to the supermarket one day and an American boat came in and dropped his anchor over our chain went below and straight to sleep and as soon as it blew up it yanked our anchor out. Luckily a friend of ours was in his cockpit nearby and rescued our boat! Always a very crowded anchorage...would never leave a boat unattended there...no.

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    Default Re: Las Palmas Anchorage for 3 weeks?

    [QUOTE=northcave;6629929]Would you leave your boat at anchor in Las Palmas for 3 weeks unattended?

    No,no,no,no,no,no,no!!!!!

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    Default Re: Las Palmas Anchorage for 3 weeks?

    I'm intrigued - is there anywhere that people would leave their boat at anchor for 3 weeks?

    I have spent a whole day away from our boat at anchor but haven't yet even spent an overnight away from it unless tied up in a harbour (and I don't mean anchored back to a harbour wall either as chains could get tangled), but I suspect I'm at the over-cautious end of the spectrum there.

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    Default Re: Las Palmas Anchorage for 3 weeks?

    Quote Originally Posted by RupertW View Post
    I'm intrigued - is there anywhere that people would leave their boat at anchor for 3 weeks?

    I have spent a whole day away from our boat at anchor but haven't yet even spent an overnight away from it unless tied up in a harbour (and I don't mean anchored back to a harbour wall either as chains could get tangled), but I suspect I'm at the over-cautious end of the spectrum there.
    Let's see
    Simpson Bay Lagoon St Marten
    Falmouth Harbor Antigua
    Cul de Sac du Marin Martinique
    Prickly Bay/Mnt Hartmen Bay/Hog Island/Clarks Court Bay all Grenada

    Any of the above is good for three weeks outside hurricane season. [ Providing you have a Rocna on chain of course]
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    Default Re: Las Palmas Anchorage for 3 weeks?

    Quote Originally Posted by TQA View Post
    Let's see
    Simpson Bay Lagoon St Marten
    Falmouth Harbor Antigua
    Cul de Sac du Marin Martinique
    Prickly Bay/Mnt Hartmen Bay/Hog Island/Clarks Court Bay all Grenada

    Any of the above is good for three weeks outside hurricane season. [ Providing you have a Rocna on chain of course]
    These maybe good anchorages , but what happens while your away and some one anchors and foul your anchor then goes off leaving the boat drifting on to other people boats or just as bad onto rocks , plus not sure people insurance would pay out in that case , I know of a friend who wanted to leave his boat at anchor while returning back to the Uk for a week and although he had someone who was going to check it over each day ,his insurance made it clear that he wouldn't be covered .
    Talking for our self , I wouldn't leave my boat at anchor more then an over night stop and then I be looking at putting out more then one anchor , not because my main anchor wouldn't hold but on the off chance someone did dislodge the anchor hopefully the second anchor would hold .
    There been so many times over the years I seen boat that's been helped on there way by other people boats.
    I would go as far as to say , it's unseamen to leave your boat at anchor for days at end . Who can tell what the weather going to do in a week time let alone in three weeks .
    Last edited by sailaboutvic; 11-12-18 at 21:56.
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    Default Re: Las Palmas Anchorage for 3 weeks?

    Quote Originally Posted by TQA View Post
    Let's see
    Simpson Bay Lagoon St Marten
    Falmouth Harbor Antigua
    Cul de Sac du Marin Martinique
    Prickly Bay/Mnt Hartmen Bay/Hog Island/Clarks Court Bay all Grenada

    Any of the above is good for three weeks outside hurricane season. [ Providing you have a Rocna on chain of course]
    So you have left your boat unattended in those anchorages for weeks?

    I've been to three of the ones you mention and as a land visitor to Falmouth Harbour in Antigua and anchored nicely in Grenada and St Maarten but would never know who would come in tomorrow. Very different staying on land and checking the boat a couple of times a day (although I would still be nervous) and flying away somewhere for weeks.

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