Category Archives: Anchoring

Advanced Anchoring – Using a Stern Line

In a crowded anchorage, you may want to limit your swing. One way to do this is to take a stern line to shore. Make sure that other boats around you are doing the same thing or you will have … Continue reading

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Anchoring Without Yelling

Here is a simple step by step process that will allow you and your crew to anchor confidently and quietly. 1. Select your anchorage using the criteria in “Choosing Your Anchorage“.

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Wind warnings in Prince Rupert

I just returned from teaching a non-pleasure powerboat course in Prince Rupert. On Thursday night as we were returning to the harbor after completing a night navigation exercise Prince Rupert Coast Guard issued a safety broadcast advising all vessels in … Continue reading

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Anchoring

To anchor quietly, first discuss with the crew all the steps and where the anchor will be lowered. Crew lowers anchor just into the water as skipper brings the boat into the wind. When the skipper has brought the bow … Continue reading

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