Anchoring - Part 2
Remember: the wind or tide will move your boat around the anchor; you should allow a 360-degree area for movement.
Pick a spot
Towards the windward side.
from where you wish to end up (once you set anchor, you will drift downwind).
Calculate the amount of rode needed to set anchor (rode = 7 to 10 x water depth).
Ready rode in a fashion that will allow the anchor to release smoothly to the bottom; ensure that no feet or equipment are entangled in the rope.
Attach the line to a
A metal fitting located on the bow on which a rope can be fastened.
. Never tie the line to the
The rear portion of a vessel.
: the additional weight could bring on water.
Slowly lower the anchor from the bow, rather than the stern, to avoid capsizing or
For a boat to fill with water to the point where it will sink
When the anchor has hit bottom—and sufficient rode is given out—give a solid pull to set the anchor.
Secure and adjust the line.
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