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Did classic anchors work even if they didn't reach down to the bottom of the sea?

Anchors are important when the ship can't control its own motion and would be in danger if if drifted uncontrollably. In dead calm, in deep water far from danger of running around, there is no danger ...
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How to anchor a raft on a river

Interactions with other boaters This is probably the top thing that I would consider when anchoring. Key questions include: Am I allowed to anchor here? If I am using a single anchor, and the ...
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Did classic anchors work even if they didn't reach down to the bottom of the sea?

While a sea anchor slows drifting, and can help to keep the bow pointed in the direction that reduces the risk from wind or waves, it does not hold a boat or ship stationary. An anchor that connects ...
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Did classic anchors work even if they didn't reach down to the bottom of the sea?

Dave's answer is good, and I'd like to provide some additional examples: When reaching a shore and wanting to leave the boat and use a dingy to reach the ground, you need that the boat will not drift ...
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How should I check that the anchor is secure when I anchor a small yacht off unfamiliar land?

Some set a Mediterranean Mooring, with one anchor out to sea and the other end of the boat tethered securely to the shore. The outward anchor keeps the boat away from the shore. It does prevent the ...
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