Captain Chris Yacht Services Captain Chris Yacht Services
Ten FATHOM Birthday Training Trip for a St. Louis Couple   Loopers Move Up to a Nordic Tug 37   True North 38 - Delivery to the Abacos   Jefferson 46 Training on the Georgia ICW
About Us       Delivery       Training Onboard      Testimonials      Training Video's & Ship's Stores      YouTube Channel

Ask Captain Chris



Photo Log

Favorite Links

Galley Recipes




Find us on

Follow us on Facebook

Pole Dancin' Nordhavn Trawler Style

Efficiencies in Boating Education

DVDs for Building Confidence

Safety Seminar at the Vero Beach Power Squadron

Trawler Training after TrawlerFest - Fort Lauderdale to Fort Pierce in Four days!

Do It In A Dinghy!

From Lake Boating to Cruising the ICW - Learning About Options While Living Aboard

From TrawlerFest Anacortes to Trawler Training on the Treasure Coast of Florida

Anchors That Didn't Hold and Low Tides That Left You High and Dry

Captain Chris Yacht Services
Anchors That Didn't Hold and Low Tides That Left You High and Dry
Metal sailboat anchored and dragged when the east winds blew.
Additional Images
When anchoring match the bottom type and depth with the proper anchor and scope. Be sure to allow for tidal current changes and enough swing room that doesn't put you hard aground.

Plow anchors are good for hard sandy bottoms. They will PLOW through mud. From Georgia to the Chesapeake a Bruce, Claw, Danforth or Max would be a better choice.

Mark your rode so you will know how much scope is out. Don't forget to include anchor roller to water level plus water depth at high tide when you calculate your scope.

Click on each picture below for a better view

Daytona Beach. Tidal current too strong for the anchor.
Too much scope in a narrow river. When the high tide dropped the boat grounded.
Joy riding at low tide...well, almost low
They DID anchor properly. But they forgot to run their blowers before starting the engine. BOOM!

Click here for more Photo / Video Log

View other articles written by Captain Chris Yacht Services