Handling & Anchoring Your Boat
- Genre: Special Interest-Instructional
- Release Date: 1/1/2007
Boat anchoring and maneuvering are two of the most desired skills in boat handling. The essence of good seamanship demands that the boat operator be able to leave his slip and arrive at his destination safely, and to be able to skillfully anchor the vessel. Correct anchoring simply means that the vessel is going to stay where you put it without dragging and or interfering with other vessels at the anchorage. This program (for single and twin screw power or sail) shows you exactly how to put your boat where you want it and keep it there. It covers all aspects of boat handling, dock lines - how to run & tie them, docking and undocking, effect of wind and currents, steering, "walking" the boat and maneuvering with no engine. The anchoring section will de-mystify the whole subject and discusses types of anchors, how to select them, chain and line rode, selecting an anchorage, setting the anchor, dragging surge, retrieval and stowing. Includes a section on man-over-board. A must for the entire crew. This program is designed for boaters who are looking to increase their knowledge of safe maneuvering and anchoring skills. Teaches: Docking & Undocking, Reversing & Passing Other Vessels, Sound Signals, Rafting, Fenders & Lines, Anchoring Techniques, Anchoring Definitions, Ground Tackle, Sizes & Types of Anchors and Rode, Sea Anchors, Effect of Wind & Current.
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