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Anchoring techniques

Using a tripline

tripline anchor buoy [instruction image] tripline = retrieval line

Anchor watch

dag en nacht anker bol en light


chain should be heavy, or in case of rope een "voorloop" is handig of een gewicht op een karretje. long enough, the longer the better, scoop tov diepte. [instruction image] the electrical winch. how to use : engine running, fuse switch and help to motor in the right direction though do not use the engine when lagerwal or close to quay -> might foul your prop. use the rod to lower the anchor in one time, not always a good idea because the chain might foul the anchor. slampamper


If using bow anchor point your yacht upstream or upwind (which ever is the strongest) swing circle

Other boats at anchor. If possible, anchor away from other boats. If the anchorage is too crowded to permit that, well, you're beyond the scope of this course, but try to anchor near boats that are similar to yours. For example, a keelboat is much more influenced by currents than say a powerboat with its shallow draft. Powerboats instead tend to swing with the wind. Of course, in the absence of current, the keelboat will also swing with the wind. Assess how boats will swing on their anchors if conditions change. Your boat will swing in a circle whose radius is, to a first approximation, the length of the rode you have out plus the length of your boat. The swing circle for other boats is found in the same manner. You'd like to be further away than your swing radius from the swing circle of any other boat.

use maximum anchor line. Achtergrondspeiling

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