Another drag

Woke up this morning to discover we had dragged again. Fortunately there is one mooring ball in the harbor and it was empty. We are now tied up to it. That is nice since our need for a full time anchor watch is diminished. This “ball” is sized for a commercial ship, about 10 feet in diameter. We think it will hold Reboot.Fair winds and following seas 🙂
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What a drag

The cruising guides caution that the holding in Pago Pago harbor is not very good. After a day and a half of heavy rain we were hit by strong gusty winds to about 30 knots. The result is that about 7 boats dragged. (We did not really get a chance to drag as we raised anchor and ran away! The advantage of not single handing. Of course standing on the bow in heavy rain is not the most fun. We reset away from the action.)Just when we thought it was over we got a call on the radio. “Reboot, xxx is dragging and they have fouled yyy s anchor. They are dragging them across the mooring field. Can you hop in your dinghy and help out?” The dinghy is half full of rain water and the outboard doesn t like to run in the wet until it has warmed up but off Matt and I go to the scene of the crime. Someone had run a line between yyy and xxx so xxx was dragging both boats up to the very large and occupied mooring buoy. We got xxx tied to the buoy, rafted it up to the previous occupant and checked on yyy
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