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.

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