Anchoring is arguably one of the most important aspects of good seamanship. Big boat or small, Manson recognises the importance of having the right anchor for the right boat. We've spent years building, testing and optimising anchors for the strongest possible hold in all conditions.
It is important to us that you get the most from your anchor, hence we have provided a few guidelines that will ensure that your anchor is set correctly and that you are confident in your ability to secure your boat in all conditions.
Before you leave the dock, there are a few important things to consider.
Other factors to consider when deciding on your anchor set-up are displacement, beam, vessel windage and the boats usage. If you are at all concerned about your anchor set-up, please get in touch and we would be happy to advise you as to what is appropriate for your vessel. Alternatively, our Anchor Selector will help you to decide which Manson anchor would best suit your vessel.
Once you arrive at your anchorage, the following points must be considered before and during the anchoring process.
Once you are ready to release your anchor:
Even if anchoring only in designated anchoring areas, it is always prudent to have the appropriate signal to notify other boats that you are anchored. During the day, you must display a ball shape which is sized according to the size of your boat. At night, you must display a white light visible from all directions.