Select the correct anchor depends on the size, type of your boat, the weather and anchoring conditions you generally encounter. No anchor will work for you in every situation, so If you have space carry two anchors. Working and storm anchors are useful at times when the crew is asleep or ashore, and during heavy weather, when winds are 30 miles an hour and over.
Docking makes it necessary to equip your boat with the minimum gear which consists of:
- Fenders: These devices vary in size depending on each boat which they protect by acting as a buffer between the boat and the dock or other surrounding vessels.
- Lines: These are the ropes that help you fasten your boat to the shore.