Advice & How-To
Learn about different anchoring techniques and what type of anchor works best for different bottom conditions.
By Tom Burden, Last updated: 8/7/2019
What is the best type of anchor for your boat? The answer is often “more than one anchor, of different types.”
By Tom Burden, Last updated: 5/20/2022
This article discusses anchor rode components and will guide you toward an anchor rode that is right for your boat.
By Tom Burden, Last updated: 8/8/2019
The Importance of Anchors
Your anchor should be part of an anchoring or “ground tackle” system. System components include the anchor, anchor chain, anchor shackles, anchor roller, anchor rode and windlass. Anchor rodes can be all chain or a combination of rope and chain. The anchor rode is secured to a boat cleat, Samson post or held in place by a chain stopper. Equipping your boat for anchoring includes installing a boat ladder. You might need to tie up to a boat mooring. For this, we offer a selection of mooring gear and mooring lines.