The type of anchor you choose is often dependant on the nature of the seabed you are anchoring to. Anchors are designed to anchor a boat to the seabed allowing for a boat to be held in position against wind, tide and current. The use of anchors is an ancient art as old as boating itself. Learning to anchor your boat effectively is an important skill to ensure safe and enjoyable boating. Sand Anchors are great anchors in sandy or muddy bottoms as they rely on penetrating the sand or mud to grip. These are a very popular anchor as they fold down flat, are easy to stow once on board and have good holding power. The sand anchor should not be used on reef or rock, as it will not be able to penetrate and hold. The 'double fluke' design makes sand anchors prone to losing their grip when the tide and the direction of the pull changes.
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