Video: How To Choose the Best Anchor

Your anchor and its line are an important piece of safety gear, because when things go wrong they could be the only thing keeping you off the beach. Here's how to select the best one for your boat and your area.

8th December 2013.
By Gary Reich

When we think of safety gear, most of us don’t include our anchor and chain and line. But those might be what keeps you from grounding your boat when things go wrong, so it’s important to have the right equipment. Anchors come in different shapes and sizes, and they are only useful if they are securely attached to the bottom and to your boat with the right amount of line and chain. Here’s some video guidance when choosing your next anchor and rode.

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Choosing the right anchor and line is an important safety consideration.


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Gary Reich

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Gary Reich is a Chesapeake Bay-based freelance writer and photojournalist with over 25 years of experience in the marine industry. He is the former editor of PropTalk Magazine and was the managing editor of the Waterway Guide. His writing and photography have been published in PassageMaker Magazine, Soundings, Fly Fishing in Salt Waters, Yachting Magazine, and Lakeland Boating, among others.
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