Where should you avoid anchoring a boat?

Bringing a boat in for a safe anchoring is one of the most important and satisfying parts of boating. But be sure to only anchor your boat in safe and secure location.

Find a spot that offers some degree of protection from wind and waves. You’ll want to consider a radius around your anchor that will account for potential changes in the wind and prevent your boat from colliding with another vessel or some rocks.

Also make sure that your anchor is appropriate for the surface you’ve found; some anchors are far superior in sand or muddy environments, rather than a rocky surface.  

By carefully selecting a spot to anchor your boat, you’ll make sure that your trip isn’t disrupted by drift or an accident.

You can gain more guidance on best ways to anchor your boat from joining an avid community of boaters like the Jax Boat Club.

To learn more about all things boating in Jacksonville and northern Florida, visit the community of water lovers and boaters at the Jax Boat Club.