Charter Advisors' How To Guide
Anchoring the Dingy
Anchoring a dingy is a simple affair. These small anchors don't have the holding power of a yacht's anchor. A dingy anchor is small weighing around 5-10 lbs. Your length of chain is fixed, so check under the dinghy to be sure of the depth and seabed, and chuck it over board (after you have made sure it is attached to the dingy)!
Dinghies can drift or drag anchor a bit. Some snorkel down and wedge the anchor under a rock or deeper into the sand. Regardless, as long as you're not in coral the anchor can drag a bit. It won't get away.
These small anchors work well on beaches too. After you've pulled the dinghy up on the beach a bit pull the anchor tight and press it into the sand. If you have a bit more wave action than you like... you can opt to tie or wrap the anchor line around something solid like a tree or large rock.
Note: Keep in mind that anytime you beach the dinghy you will also need to raise the engine to keep it out of the sand.
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