How to Anchor a Boat?

Answer How to anchor a boat. It is a tough thing offshore when the wind is blowing and the boat is rocking. Use these simple steps to anchor a boat.

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What anchor do I use on my boat?

On One Hand: Match Your Anchor To Your BoatThe bigger the boat, the bigger your anchor and the more anchor line you should take. A good ratio is one pound of anchor and one foot of line per foot of... Read More »

What is a secondary boat anchor?

There are many different boat anchoring options and no true right or wrong way to anchor, but a second anchor can be beneficial in certain conditions.FunctionA second anchor, thrown from the stern,... Read More »

How to Build a Boat Anchor?

A boat anchor is any device that will keep a boat anchored in one place. Most owners of larger boats will purchase a lightweight anchor with flukes that will not only dig into the bottom, but also ... Read More »

What size anchor do I need for my boat?

On One Hand: Rule of ThumbFor most boats under about 50 feet in length, your anchor should weigh 1 lb. for every foot of length in your boat. With boats longer than 50 feet, the anchor should weigh... Read More »