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Anchor work a forgotten art?
Jan 2001 p139-141
Category: Boat handling
Author: Geoff Mellor
Description: Practical Seamanship
Anchoring - an essential skill
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Slinging your hook - Anchoring
Dec 1992 p46-52  (5.50 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Handling / Practical / Seamanship & safety
Author: Tim Bartlett
Description: Seamanship Part. 8: Anchoring (How to anchor)
The only way to explore some hidden coastline gems is by going in close and anchoring - but pontoon-spoiled boat owners often fight shy of using their hook other than when it is essential. Tim explains the correct anchoring techniques.
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Anchor wise
May 2007 p60-62  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Handling / Practical
Author: Mark Turley
Description: Improve Your Skills: Tip and advice on anchoring
Anchoring can be a tricky affair, but if you follow our advice, you'll be a natural in no time.
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Anchoring techniques
Mar 2004 p73-75  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling
Author: Simon Jinks
Description: Better Boat Handling part 3
Anchoring techniques: preparing the kedge, slipping the cable, running moor, tying to shore, fork or bahamian moor, backing an anchor, spring, drudging, turning on anchor
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How well will my anchor hold here?
Feb 2014 p28-29  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Practical / Seamanship & safety
Author: Vyv Cox
Description: Practical Seamanship - There's more to anchoring than depth-to-chain rations. Vyv explains how various types of anchor set and hold in a range of sea beds.
Anchor types and their manufacturers. Types of sea bottom; mud, silt, gravel or stones, clay, sand, rock. Matching the variables - what to use when.
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Where am I?
Mar 2007 p19  (1.50 pages)
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Category: Seamanship & safety
Author: James Stevens
Description: View from the RYA
Traditional navigation is a skill best not forgotten
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What is the best kit for anchor snubbing?
Sep 2014 p40-41  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Practical
Author: Vyv Cox
Description: Practical Seamanship
Vyv explains why snubbing is an invaluable cruising skill, and what kit you need to do it. Rope or rubber snubber? Connecting the snubbing line to the chain. How to snub an anchor.
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The art of anchoring
Jan 2004 p75-78  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling
Author: Simon Jinks
Description: Better Boat Handling part 1
The art of anchoring: chain or warp, anchor types, holding power anchors, security, connections, scope, finding an anchorage, escape routes, anchoring in rivers, dangers, windlasses, surging lines, cleating off, deck, signals
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Will my anchor hold?
Aug 2002 p99-104
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Prof. John Knox
Description: Practical Cruising part 2
How anchors actually work
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Spade work
Jul 2005 p130-131  (1.67 pages)
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Author: Helen and John Anderson
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Adding a new anchor and stemhead
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Anchoring under sail
Aug 2010 p26-31  (6.00 pages)
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Description: Expert on board - 'know-how'
Can you set and weigh anchor without turning the ignition key? Tom Cunliffe demonstrates a handy cruising skill
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How to anchor a small boat
May 1999 p98-99  (1.50 pages)
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Category: Handling / Practical
Description: Hands On - Anchoring
How to anchor a small boat, step-by-step guide.
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The art of anchoring
Feb 2004 p85-87  (3.00 pages)
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Author: Simon Jinks
Description: Better Boat Handling part 2
The art of anchoring: dropping the hook, digging in, transits, snubbers, angels, buddies, chums, retrieving (weighing) anchor, dragging, spread the load, tripping lines, windlasses, breaking out, communication, sailing into an anchorage
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An anchor for every bottom
Feb 2001 p116
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Sea Sense: Anchoring
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Handling the Hook
Dec 2004 p98-101  (4.00 pages)
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Anchor handling: how to choose or modify your anchor handling gear to help you take the strain
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Towing
Apr 2012 p82-84  (3.00 pages)
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Whether you need rescuing or want to be of assistance, knowing how to tow is an essential skill for all boat owners.
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Sling yer 'ook! - Anchoring
Oct 2004 p88-89  (2.00 pages)
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Author: Mark Turley
Description: Improve Your Skills: Anchoring - Picking your spot, deploying and retrieval and checking for dragging
Far from the madding crowd? Having the confidence to deploy your anchor safely will allow you to enjoy the solitude while you indulge in your favourite watersports or just snatch forty winks.
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Anchoring under sail
Nov 2001 p117-120
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Author: Simon Jinks
Description: Better Boat Handling part 12
Anchoring under sail (preparing to anchor, approaching the anchorage, sailing out again)
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Anchor performance - digging in factors
Jul 1999 p79  (5.00 pages)
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Author: Adrian Faulkner
Description: Practical eamanship
Adrian Faulkner offers some explanations as to why some anchors might work better than others.
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Anchoring angels - do they make sense
Jun 1995 p91-93  (2.66 pages)
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Category: Seamanship & safety
Author: Ralph Bagnall-Wild
Description: Boat crews have been suspending an anchor weight low down on the cable since antiquity, to enhance the security within the constraint of room to swing, these anchor weights are also called Angels or Chums.
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Wild night at anchor
Oct 2001 p116
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Anchoring in a crowd off Dartmouth
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A quiet night at anchor?
Jul 2003 p27-32  (6.00 pages)
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Setting the anchor
May 1991 p105  (1.00 pages)
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Author: Tom Cunliffe
Description: Practically speaking - Tom discusses the five factors that contribute to confident anchoring.
A generous anchor on suitable chain cable or rope. A carefully selected anchorage. Adequate holding ground. A scope of cable appropriate to the conditions. A firm indication that the anchor has 'set' properly.
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Do you feel comfortable anchoring overnight?
Jun 2012 p91  (1.00 pages)
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Author: David Allen, Kim Hollamby and Jack Haines
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Laying at anchor is rewarding but can be nerve-racking, what are your fail-safe anchor tips?
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Choosing a new anchor windlass
May 1995 p63  (5.00 pages)
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Choosing the right anchor winch would be tricky; a tricky choice, a bowsprit was the answer, which type did we want, possible candidates, electric windlasses, how they work, you need good batteries, making a choice..
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Why anchor when you can moor?
Nov 2007 p34-37  (4.00 pages)
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Author: Tom and Vicky Jackson
Description: Sailing Skills
Expert on board: Using a strong snatch block and a kedge anchor is all you need to make an effective mooring
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Anchor anywhere!
Dec 2013 p20-26  (7.00 pages)
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Author: Duncan Wells
Description: Expert on board - Safest way to anchor, hold her off a dock.
Armed with the basics as well as a few extra tricks, you should be able to secure your yacht safely in almost any situation. Duncan offers dos and don'ts and anchoring tips.
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All in a day's work - Winterising in 8 hours!
Dec 2004 p43-45  (3.00 pages)
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Author: Neale Byart
Description: How To... Winterise your boat in 8 hours
If your boat hasn't yet been laid-up for the winter, do it today. And we mean do it today: if you're well organised, all the essential jobs can be done in eight hours.
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Yachtmaster: Anchoring
Jun 2011 p89-91  (3.00 pages)
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Description: Boat skills: Part 11: Our expert guide to passing your Yachtmaster
How to anchor safely and securely every time.
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Anchor handling for motorboats
Dec 1999 p60
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Anchoring - forces acting on an anchor
Jan 1998 p112
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