anchor rope


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the chain or rope that attaches an anchor to a vessel

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The crew managed to reach him on a sandbank and had to cut his anchor rope to free the vessel, before towing it back to Conwy on Saturday afternoon.
The seven, from Osaka and Aichi prefectures, had been scuba diving Sunday afternoon when their boat, which was anchored nearby, ran aground on a rocky area near the cliff after the anchor rope snapped.
Expert uptiders keep casts close to the line of the boat's anchor rope and punch farther as tidal flow increases.
Reliving their horrific ordeal, John said: ``We were out in the Solway Firth when the anchor rope became caught in the propeller and the boat upturned.
"She's probably using it like an anchor rope, tied to a rock or something," he offered.
Let's sail first into the question of why we sometimes carry a difficult struggle to its "bitter end." The answer is simple, once you understand that the anchor rope on old sailing vessels was attached to a stout oak post called a bitt.
I can tie the anchor rope to your life jacket, and tow you slowly.
Emil and his crew have it down pat, and that's good, because there's no room for error when you're running alongside your anchor rope. Larry has a spotlight beam shining on the ball, which Emil has taped up with reflective tape so it shines in the night under the beam, and Richard keeps his eye on the rope and makes sure we're clear of it, until the anchor pops up and he begins hauling it in.
On arrival, the inshore lifeboat Peter Downes found that the yacht's anchor rope had become wrapped around its propeller, disabling the vessel which was in danger of going aground.
Conwy's lifeboat crew managed to reach him on a sandbank and had to cut his anchor rope to free the vessel, before towing it back to Conwy on Saturday afternoon.
The Hellraiser flipped over when the anchor rope caught in the propeller in a four foot swell.
I always carry two 28-pound navy anchors with me, each with at least 100 feet of anchor rope. Once you swing the boat left or right you can drop the second anchor to keep the boat there, as you once again make casts dead downwind from a new position.
Then retie the anchor rope to the port cleat and slide out toward the deep end of the dam.
Take either a black sharpie or electrical tape and mark your anchor rope every 50 or 100 feet so you know how much line is out.