Anchoring/Mooring

Members' Online Book: Anchoring Made Easy—Gear, Chapter 10 of 18

Anchor Chain Catenary, When it Matters and When it Doesn’t

There are two opposing views on chain catenary: those who believe that having a lot of chain on the bottom increases holding, and those who have observed an all chain rode being pulled bar straight in any winds above about 30 knots and therefore hold that catenary does nothing useful in anchoring. Who is right? Read on to find out, and also for John’s recommendation for the best chain grade to use.

Colin on Anchoring

Colin shares some techniques he was reminded of while spending the summer cruising the south coast of Newfoundland, a challenging place to anchor if ever there was one.

Members' Online Book: Anchoring Made Easy—Gear, Chapter 17 of 18

The Quest For The Perfect Anchor Roller—Part 2

In the last chapter, I specified the perfect offshore voyaging boat anchor roller and how existing rollers can be improved. But what happens if we need to scrap the piece of junk the builder saddled us with and start over?

Also, are there any benefits to having two rollers? And, if so, how should they be designed to work well together?

Members' Online Book: Anchoring Made Easy—Gear, Chapter 2 of 18

The Right Anchor

There are so many anchors and so many conflicting claims it’s hard to know what to buy. In this chapter we cut through the fog with clear recommendations of the anchors that work and a warning list of those that we don’t trust.

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