Anchoring stern or bowto

In small harbours, or exceptionally steep-to anchorages, it can save space and increase security if boats lay an anchor, and moor between it and the harbour wall -or a convenient rock or tree. 'Bow-to' is far easier to execute, though it usually involves anchoring with the kedge and a warp. 'Stem-to' mooring is a real test of your combined seamanship skills. The only advice I would offer is general: don't forget your fenders, think creatively about the effect that propwalk and cross-winds are likely to have on your manoeuvre, station competent people at the windlass, and communicate with them all the time. They can help keep you in line on your approach by carefully surging the cable, but they can ruin your chances utterly by snubbing it too soon.

How To Have A Perfect Boating Experience

How To Have A Perfect Boating Experience

Lets start by identifying what exactly certain boats are. Sometimes the terminology can get lost on beginners, so well look at some of the most common boats and what theyre called. These boats are exactly what the name implies. They are meant to be used for fishing. Most fishing boats are powered by outboard motors, and many also have a trolling motor mounted on the bow. Bass boats can be made of aluminium or fibreglass.

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