Q: Is an anchor a device? ¶
A: Yes, and normally made of metal, used to connect a vessel to the bed of a body of water to prevent the craft from drifting due to wind or current.
Q: Is an anchor dropped from the end of the cathead? ¶
Q: Are anchors deployed in line with each other? ¶
A: Yes, and on the same rode.
Q: Are anchors used where mushroom anchors are unsuitable? ¶
A: Yes, for example in rock, gravel or coarse sand.
Q: Is an anchor suitable where the seabed is composed of silt or fine sand? ¶
Q: Were anchors formed of stone? ¶
A: Yes, and Athenaeus states that they were also sometimes made of wood.
Q: Are anchors sometimes fitted with a tripping line attached to the crown? ¶
A: Yes, and by which they can be unhooked from rocks or coral.
Q: Is an anchor then normally cut away? ¶
A: Yes, as it cannot be recovered.
Q: Is an anchor described as aweigh when it has been broken out of the bottom and is being hauled up to be stowed? ¶
Q: Is an anchor at best about twice its weight until it becomes buried? ¶
A: Yes, when it can be as much as ten times its weight.
Q: Is an anchor a drogue? ¶
A: Yes, and not in contact with the seabed, used to control a drifting vessel.
Q: Is an anchor then hauled up with a heavy tackle until one fluke can be hooked over the rail? ¶
Q: Is an anchor dragging? ¶
A: Yes, or a smooth tension indicative of digging in.
Q: Were anchors probably rocks? ¶
A: Yes, and many rock anchors have been found dating from at least the Bronze Age.
Q: Is an anchor set in the normal fashion? ¶
Q: Is an anchor set off each the bow and the stern? ¶
A: Yes, and which can severely limit a vessel's swing range and also align it to steady wind, current or wave conditions.
Q: Are anchors installed and removed using a support tug and pennant/pendant wire? ¶
Q: Is an anchor hauled up to the hawsepipe? ¶
A: Yes, and the ring end is hoisted up to the end of a timber projecting from the bow known as the cathead.
Q: Are anchors used in the creation of a mooring, and are rarely moved? ¶
A: Yes, a specialist service is normally needed to move or maintain them.
Q: Is an anchor attached to the end of the anchor cable? ¶
A: Yes, and is dropped and set.
Q: Is an anchor a set of tripping palms? ¶
A: Yes, and projections that drag on the bottom, forcing the main flukes to dig in.
Q: Is an anchor set normally? ¶
A: Yes, and the vessel drops back to the limit of anchor cable.
Q: Is an anchor set? ¶
A: Yes, and the scope on the first is taken up until the vessel is lying between the two anchors and the load is taken equally on each cable.
Q: Was an anchor designed by Peter Bruce from the Isle of Man in the 1970s? ¶
Q: Is an anchor set approximately a half-scope away from the first on a line perpendicular to the wind? ¶
Q: Is an anchor an anchor carried in addition to the main? ¶
A: Yes, or bower anchors, and usually stowed aft.
Q: Are anchors set? ¶
A: Yes, and tension is taken up on both cables to limit the swing or to align the vessel.
Q: Are anchors usually stowed in a roller at the bow? ¶
Q: Is an anchor a small? ¶
A: Yes, and possibly improvised, anchor.
Q: Are anchors only suitable for a silt or mud bottom? ¶
A: Yes, since they rely upon suction and cohesion of the bottom material, which rocky or coarse sand bottoms lack.
Q: Is an anchor a light anchor used for warping an anchor? ¶
A: Yes, and also known as kedging, or more commonly on yachts for mooring quickly or in benign conditions.