Thought we would head out today before it got too busy. We tried a cove that we have never been to before but there were ~20 boats so we motored in and dropped anchor. After a few hours it started to get pretty packed so we decided to leave. Went to pull up anchor and could not break it loose. We tried for 30 minutes and nada. There was a 36 footer not to far from us with the electric anchor motor and as we were struggling we watched him struggle as well. Finally, he was able to pull up his anchor with a large tree branch attached...At that point I decided that there was no way we were going to get the anchor loose and it was time to cut the rope. Went to grab my bag of tools and they weren't there. Now what to do. Yelled over to a couple boats asking if they had a knife, scissors, anything sharp. Nope. I didn't want to just dump all (125 ft) of the anchor rope into the water so I proceeded to start cutting the rope with my car key. 35 min & 2 large blisters on my finger later we were free.
Lesson learned to double check the boat before leaving the dock. Oh, and when your wife says spray this on the blisters it won't hurt, don't believe her!