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Anchor

 

ANCHOR

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Anchor A hook which digs in to the bottom to keep the ship from drifting
Anchorage A sheltered place or area where a boat can anchor.
Anchor Ball A black ball visible in all direction display in the forward part of a vessel at anchor.
Anchor Watch A member or members of the crew that keep wach and check the drift of ship.
Anchor Light A white light visible in all direction display in the forward part of a vessel at anchor.
Cable The rope or chain made fast to the anchor.
C.Q.R Plow type anchor
Danforth Light  efficient anchor
Northill Light  efficient anchor
Rode The anchor line and/or chain
Yachtsman Good heavy all purpose anchor
Scope the ratio of length of anchor rode in use to the vertical distance from the bow of the vessel to the bottom

of the water. Usually four to eight for calm weather and more scope in storm conditions.

.Anchorage-A sheltered place or area where a boat can anchor.
Anchor Ball - A black ball visible in all direction display in the forward part of a vessel at anchor.
Anchor bend- A type of knot used to fasten an anchor to its line.
Anchor Chain A chain attached to the anchor. The chain acts partially as a weight to keep the anchor lying next to the ground so that it can dig in better.
Anchor Ice-Ice, of any form, that is aground in the sea.
Anchor Light - A white light visible in all direction display in the forward part of a vessel at anchor.

Anchor Locker
-Storage space used for the anchor rode and anchor.
Anchor Watch - A member or members of the crew that keep watch and check the drift of ship.
Anchor windlass- A windlass used to assist when raising the anchor

 

 

 


 
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