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Anchors & Anchoring
Manually hauling in an anchor can be a chore. Rope burn and back strain are potential concerns, unless you have a windlass.
Anchor Light Requirements
The Inland Rules have specific requirements as to anchor lights. That rule is quoted below, as is the USCG site reference.
Buying Anchor Line
The typical pleasure boat anchor rode is a long length of nylon line shackled to a short length of chain at the anchor end of the rode.
How to Calculate Anchor Scope
Scope calculations must be based on the vertical distance not from the sea bottom to the surface of the water, but from the sea bottom to the bow chock or roller where the anchor rode comes aboard.
More than just a convenient tool for holding your powerboat or sailboat overnight, an anchor has lots of other uses, too.
Anchoring Etiquette: Rules of the Rode
Let's unpack some anchoring etiquette tips to keep tempers from flaring when the hook drops.
Wave Wrap & Angle Anchoring
There are certain times when your perfect anchorage unexpectedly turns into something far less than perfect.
Anchoring and Docking
Whether headed around the world or out to the cove, sooner or later we all have to stop the boat.