Anchors & Anchoring
Storm Anchoring: A Success Story
Our Leopard 42 catamaran, Valiant Lady safely rode out three major hurricanes anchored in about 12 feet of water just off the Intracoastal Waterway in North Palm Beach, Florida. Here's how.
Moorings That Can Stay Put in a Hurricane
The past decade has seen many technological advances in boating, not the least of which is a greatly improved anchor for moorings—the helix.
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.