Features November 2017 Issue

Setting an Anchor in a Small Boat

Can intermittent “bumps” in reverse result in a deeper set anchor and better holding?

In our ongoing study of ways to compare, and hopefully improve the way our anchors set, we’ve learned that it takes time and slow, delayed setting to make best advantage of very soft mud. However, firm sand and weeds can have the opposite character—making it hard for the anchor to penetrate.

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