Thoughts on anchors with land line – prevent the usual chaos. And they knew not what they do....

Tas classic anchor manoeuvres, in a Bay or river, This usually leads to disaster, so beyond the stage: The helmsman selects a seemingly suitable place, There is the anchor, the boat is now as far as possible backward are brought to the shore, but the anchor is already acting. A little far, but it will be enough already. Most of the time the boat Mermaid in a skimpy bikini with the leash in his hand jumps (or tied around the abdomen) in the water and swim to the shore.

Tas cable is the wrong thing and not swim. But something else is not on the boat. The rope is to reason and remains our Mermaid, the bigger is the distance between you and the boat, almost at the same place. Already fully invalidated it finally reached the beach. In our scenario we let the wind or the river flow from the game fair, because we want to include only fair weather rider at wind silence in this scenario and do not yet want to complicate the thing.
In any case, the nerves of our beauty is (could also an Adonis be – Doesn't matter) If scratched, that the reputation of screaming almost flip over: “More leash!”, because it is tight for the most part at the bottom…. is busy but not on the rocks.
A second line is wanted on board, Since the first is too short. The Mermaid on the Bank is trying to achieve at least a closer tree, pulls, tugs, and escape: “Leash, more leash, your Ars….kwaky4444!” can hear but emerging wind far over the water.
Ta right is the soup to steaming, is the gear shift and strong gas finally relax the leash, but too late. You slip the beauty out of your hand and is caught directly in the marine propeller.

PUFF Engine is out! The boat drives away steuerlos. The great cinema is finished.

We can reassure our imagination in this Seemannsgarn again. I had read this story in many variants on the Internet…. But we want to care for but how to make it better.


Tragisch: We are often just two and Daniela can (still) Don't swim. So for us it means to prepare everything in thought. Anchor webbing roller… Mobile… Important enough floating rope on board… And the big advantage take advantage of goby… Flatboat, Draft only 40 cm, Not only once with Bug advance towards shore and with stern anchor.


We use a Nava anchor tape roll on the goby: Easy on- and spool off, for attachment to bug- or. Rear basket (Tube thickness: 25 mm), clean Guide – There is no twisting. 25 mm polyester webbing – 32 m long, as a mooring, Tow line etc. to use. Breaking load: 2000 kg. Stainless steel, very stable. Complete with fittings. Roll Ø: 330 mm. As good as new, approximate. 1 Year old, hardly used. Hood tonneau cover fabric, Navy Blue.

There are two simple methods, to bring the land line to land

Iis common, do not operate from the ship, single by country:

Method 1, with dinghy: Take the whole line with the dinghy to the country, a rock that make and interpret, While that to anchored boat still awaits and the anchor has not thrown. The anchor is then brought to water, If the dinghy with a leash on board is brought back in place of the boat should be later anchor. The Boatman at the helm will now back to the dinghy and the land line is passed and fixed zoomed. Is fixed to the rope at the rear, can be obtained through the chain of all alone.

Anchor base coast

Anchor base coast

Method 2 with swimming and throwing line: The float is attracting even shoes to against injuries from sharp-edged rocks protect a first. He goes ashore and is waiting for the throwing line (thin line with weight). The anchor is then tossed and trying as close as possible to bring the boat to shore up. The throwing line must good shot to be and is connected at the end with a Bowline or chain sling at the mooring(!!!). Throwing heaving line ashore.

The float ashore brings the mooring with the heaving line and sets the Bowline on a rock. Pull the chain taut, finished.
We have made ourselves a few thoughts on the subject of heaving line. It is the most used method for small boats be, the dinghy is often non-existent or impossible.
Therefore before practice and not only in the Bay.

Monkey Fist

Monkey Fist

TIE heaving line is a thin line with a casting weight or a litter node. It serves the purpose in the sea team, to pass from the ship mooring lines on land, without having the ship approached closer than necessary and possible on the quay or the piers must maneuver. The throwing line is tied firmly with one end at the Festmacherleine and at the other end with a Monkey Fist, complained a litter node or a small bag of sand. In the German Navy, using the monkey fist is prohibited, There's always were by the strength accidents. The Monkey Fist complained through a weight falls by the way in Germany under the gun law. So only the bag will remain and I will show you in the next time how to make a practical bag sewing, He also as a bag for the usual odds and ends (Shackle, etc.), requires at anchor, can even sew.

Those: rewritten after Wikipedia
Photo credits: Monkey Fist of Markus Bärlocher – Markus Bärlocher, Into the public domain, Link



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