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PROPE
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I recently received the following questiion about Anchor Type
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t h e l e n g t h o f c h a i n a t t a c h e d t o t h e a n c h o r Danforth and Mushroom
M
anchors are the most popular for
line or rode between the anchor and the line. small boats. The
e Mushroom anchor is often ussed by anglers
who don't stay lo
ong in any one location. They should
s
always
I gather the old 'rule of thumb'' for anchor rode is tha
at the chain *0"3($*#0/2*$*032*0%1&0*0*1".+0$*1%2*#
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what that's based on? For a 27 to 30-foot sailboatt, how much
chain should I use?? Wo
Would 50 feett off chain be bettter as far as Selecting Th
he Anchorage
swing goes? W
Wee don't
don t want to go all chain as it would
w
be too Anchoring is no
ot always as easy as it seems
seem
ms and a little
much weiigghtt in th
the bow.
practice will be a big help. Choose a well-protected area,
erably with
h a flat bottom. Approach slowly upwind
preffe
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nearr the anchor so that the anchor will maintain
n its "bite"
on
n the bottom. Forr a 27 to 30-ffo
oot boat, depending
g on the When
n in position, stop the boatt and lower the anchor slowweight of the chain, about 25 feet should do the job ade- ly over the bow
w until it reaches the bottom. If anchoring
quately.
overnig
gh
ht, allow
w room for the boat to swing as the wind
d and
current may cha
ange. Yo
You need a larger anchor for overnight
If you need some additional weight, a small mushroom use and stormy
y weather. Lower, never throw
w,, the anchor
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main anchor should do a good job.

Setting The Anchor

The following is from the Canadian Power and Sail Squad- To set the anch
hor, run the boat slowly astern and let the
$(&00(13.& 01".%"01&#
#(('0"*#0(
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n out until its length is about 5 to 7 times
for the test for the Pleasure Crafftt Operator Card (PCOC). the depth of the water plus the height of the bow above the
water. Then tie the
t line to a strong point on the boat's bow.

Anchoring

The anchorr,, and the line or chain attached to it (the "rode"), As the anchor sets,
s
the bow will turn into the wind and
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ay an anchor light - a white light visible all
and the other end of the line (bitter end) tied to the boat. around.
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ourses.ca 
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between the anchorr and the line to help accomplish
h this.

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At the Helm: Uncharted Waters
Special Feature: Canadian Cruising - There’s No Place Like Home!
Travel Destination: The Rideau – Living the Past Today
Travel Destination: From Montreal Fun to Lake Champlain Serenity
Power Review: Axopar 37 XC
Electric Power: Re-powering with Electric
The Port Hole: June 2020
Tech: Lithium Ion and Solar Power
DIY/Maintenance: Synthetic Teak Decking
Crossing The Line: Self-Isolation
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Special Feature: Canadian Cruising - There’s No Place Like Home!
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