Anchor Right to Stay Put
"If there's a possibility of inclement weather or of a wind shift that would swing the boat into danger, then setting a second bow anchor is called for. Many prudent skippers always set two anchors as a matter of course. This doesn't mean you have to get into the dinghy and row out to windward with an anchor and a pile of chain - something I've seen done all too often. Instead, simply determine where you want the second anchor to be and drive the ship over there. You'll probably have to temporarily pay out extra line on your first anchor to do this, and take it back in once the second hook is set. "
(Submitted by Noel Mon Jun 14, 2004 )
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