Primer on Anchoring – Everything You Need to Know

Primer on Anchoring – Everything You Need to Know (The Definitive Guide)

Anchoring is a little bit of science and a little bit of art. Anchors come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes for every vessel. Once you’ve fought that battle, using the anchor requires analyzing a constantly fluctuating set of variables on the water. But with a little research and some advanced planning, anyone can anchor a boat like …

Product Evaluation Greenfield 516-RD Vinyl Coated Anchor-Red 16lb

Product Evaluation: Greenfield 516-RD Vinyl Coated Anchor-Red 16lb

The Greenfield 516-RD Vinyl Coated Anchor-Red 16lb Review River anchors are built for use in lakes and rivers with strong currents or drifts. Nice features to have in an anchor are a solid vinyl covering to protect your boat from scratches and other damage  and to prevent corrosion. If you’re looking for an anchor with a secure hole on rivers, …

How long should your anchor line be

How long should your anchor line be?

All About Anchor Lines The line that you attach to your anchor, whether all nylon, all chain, or a combination of the two, is referred to as your anchor rode. Small boats usually carry their primary anchor on a combination nylon line and galvanized chain. Setting up the system requires answering some basic questions about the type of boat you’re …

How to Dock Your Boat Like a Pro

How to Dock Your Boat Like a Pro

Docking Your Boat 101 Docking a boat seems easy until you do it a few times. A few gashes in your gel coat will make even the boldest of us admit that it isn’t as easy as parking a car. But what exactly makes it so different? Docking your boat can be simple and look pretty cool if you follow …

How to Make a Rope to Chain Splice for Your Anchor

How to Make a Rope to Chain Splice for Your Anchor

Rope to Chain Splicing: An Overview If you have a length of chain between your anchor and the rope, you’ll want to know how to make a splice connection. Many boaters use a shackle to connect the chain to their rope. If you have a windlass, the shackle won’t fit though the cylinder, so you’ll have to splice the rope …

Do I need an Anchor for my Boat

Do I need an Anchor for my Boat?

Is an Anchor Required for a Recreational Boat Do I need an anchor for my boat? This is a question that many new boat owners often ask. Those with very little boating experience may often feel as though they do not need an anchor because they primarily drift or troll while out on the water. Some may think an anchor …

Best Pontoon Boat Anchors

Best Pontoon Boat Anchors

Best Pontoon Boat Anchors Pontoon boats are one of the most popular boats today. You can take them on leisurely cruises, fishing, or an afternoon of water skiing and wakeboarding with your family. They also offer plenty of room for your extended family and friends for a day of fun in the sun.  Their greater size makes them a little …

Picking the Best Spot to Anchor

Picking the Best Spot to Anchor

Learn the Art of Anchoring Your Boat Nothing makes successful anchoring easier than picking the right spot on your first try. From a distance, the pros make it look easy. You just pull up and drop the heavy thing in the water, right? But once you do it a few times, you’ll start to realize that there are all sorts …

Beginners Guide to Anchoring Ground Tackle

Beginner’s Guide to Anchoring: Ground Tackle

The Best Anchors for Small Boats Anchoring requires equipment that every boat should have. Even if you never plan on staying the night, an anchor is a necessary safety device. At the very least, you should have a folding anchor on nylon line ready at the bow should you need to stop the boat from drifting. Most owners of small …