The Most Critical Factor in Anchoring? Scope!

The most critical element of securely anchoring your boat is not necessarily the anchor (although a good one with the correct size rated for your boat helps), but anchor rode SCOPE! Here’s how to know if you have out enough scope to sleep securely.

New Anchor Chain, New Depth Markers

When we replaced our rusty anchor chain, it was important to mark the depth on the new chain. Depth markers let you know how much chain you have out – critical in deciding how much scope you need to stay safely anchored. We usually anchor with at least 5:1 sometimes as much as 10:1 scope […]