How The Boat Anchor Works

   Anchors generally refers to anchors, which are the main components of mooring equipment. The iron shutters are connected to the ship by chains, and the anchors are placed in the bottom of the water to stabilize the ship. The ancient anchor is a large stone, or a basket of baskets filled with stones, called "anchorage". The anchor is tied to the bottom of the water with a rope, and the ship is parked by its weight. Later, there are claw stone anchor, that is, on both sides of the stone tied to the claws, by weight and grasp the boat to berth. Southern China has a record of metal anchors. Ancient Chinese sailboat use four-jaw anchor, this anchor performance is excellent, so far in the sampan and boat still use.

   First of all, under the conditions of the anchor, not any place can be anchored, the best substrate is the bottom of the sand, mud bottom Second, the reef base is difficult to anchor, it may be difficult to grasp the poor, Anchor. Depth is too large, such as in the ocean, three or four kilometers of water depth, can not break down. (But can drag the anchor sailing, this is a big storm against the skills, here is not to say)Boat Anchor

When you break down, you can not use the speed too fast, slowly to anchor down, the speed will lead to anchor and anchor chain is difficult to stop, may damage the windlass, and may even have other serious consequences.Boat Anchor

    Anchor first anchor crown bottom, and then anchor body lying down, then under the action of the balance bar, the tip of the anchor will bottom, but will not catch the sand. The boat will continue to lay down a certain length of the chain, so that most of the anchor chain are tiled in the sea. At this time back to the car, the anchor chain slightly dragged back, anchor 6 in the anchor body gravity and anchor chain under the combined action, into the sand.Boat Anchor

    At this point, the ship will slightly recover some of the anchor chain. In general, the release of the chain length should be 3-5 times the water depth. If the chain is too long, the range of the ship is increased and it is easy to collide with other anchored vessels. Anchor chain is too short, it is easy to affect the anchor up, so that the anchor loose, loss of grip effect. In the anchor grasping grip, the equivalent of playing a pile, and the anchor chain in the down, basically only with the level of the level of tension, in this angle, the anchor is the largest grip. Unless the storm is very large, the general anchor can be grasped. In the anchor, the ship forward moving car, while slowly recovering the anchor chain, from the anchor closer, straighten the chain, then the anchor point A point in the anchor will be lifted under the anchor, anchor will anchor B is the axis, the use of the principle of leverage will anchor p out from the bottom, and then continue to recover the anchor chain, until the anchor out of the water.Boat Anchor