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Anchoring Courtesy

After safely and securely anchoring your vessel, there are certain factors to contend with – most are common sense.

  • Be courteous to those anchored around you; be quiet and mindful.
  • If you run your engine, be aware of potential carbon monoxide fumes.
  • Think about what you should and should not be dumping overboard.
  • Anchor using the same method as the other boats around you so your swing will match theirs with changes in the direction of the wind.
  • Don’t anchor in a mooring field; the swing on a mooring line is much less than that of an anchor rode.

 

Busy Harbor

Busy Harbors: Photo Taken in Hvar, Croatia

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Source: Skipper
Topic: Anchoring and Mooring
Authors: Grant Headifen, NauticEd Global Director of Education
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