Utah Boating Safety Course


  • Remember: the wind or tide will move your boat around the anchor; you should allow a 360-degree area for movement.
  • 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.

  • 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.
Rode = 7-10 x water depth