Posted by Northcoast_diver on October 26, 2004 at 16:20:43:
In Reply to: Small boat anchor checkin' posted by Ross-O on October 26, 2004 at 14:40:48:
When we dive off a RIB or Whaler, we always go down the anchor line, and then check the anchor, and seat it, first thing. You don't want it to become snagged, as was already mentioned, and you don't want it to slip away, as was also already mentioned. So you fix it right away, first thing, together, one person doing the work, the other person overseeing, which was also already mentioned.
I am not really keen on repetitive spike dives to retrieve an anchor. If you set it right the first time, then it should come up easily. I agree with the thought about buoying the anchor line if it won't come up, although that has never happened in my experience.
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