WHAT TYPE OF ANCHOR AND HOW LONG OF A LINE DO YOU USE
Chit, if that were me I would have beached it. :blush: :winker:tampaboatersgirl said:was out on a boat this weekend at Eggmont Key
and this "dufus" only had a bow line ... no stern line... he attempted numerous time to drop the anchor ... but he kept riding round and around... wasting time ... wasting gas. All he had to do was drop anchor out far enough from the other boats... or tie up to someone else...
started off entertaining; became annoying after a while.
GREAT TO KNOW THANKSHot'n'Bothered said:It completely depends on the waters you boat in. The Delaware River has a 6 foot tide and I need a lot of rode to set my anchor there. In the Chesapeake, the tide is only 2 feet and you can almost set your anchor with hardly any extra rode at all. The standard is to use a 7:1 ratio. 7 feet of rode for every foot of water, but that is overkill in almost any situation.
More great advicet500hps said:One large danforth (aluminum) with 8 ft chain and 150 ft rope.....a second smaller anchor with 50 ft on it but have another 150 ft of rope stashed out of the way. Also use a "sand spike" with 35 ft for the rear when anchored in front of the beach.
Plus I carry (6) 25 ft and (2) 35 ft dock lines too.