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Old 20-01-2020, 11:59   #16
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Re: Crazy-Impressive docking using anchor in crosswind

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This is a technique I thought was taught to all ship drivers, it's called dredging the anchor. Certainly was part of nautical science class at the Coast Guard Academy and deck watch officer quals on the ship 25+ years ago and I know the boat people don't change much if at all so I'm guessing it's still a thing.
The technique is not actually to set the anchor, you purposely set a very short scope and drag it along, hence the name "dredging the anchor". You can see that in the original video as the anchor is clearly dragging. The idea is to just create some resistance as if you had a bow thruster or tug pushing your bow in the direction the anchor is in situations where you have neither.
Good write up. My father would give me hell for saying driving.
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