Boat anchorThere comes a time in every boater's life when he has to replace the marine anchor line. The knot used most often to attach a new line to boat anchors is called an Anchor Bend. An anchor bend provides more security than most knots including using two half hitches due to the extra turn around the ring that spreads the chafe over two turns. The knot can also be used to tie a line to a post or dock eye. Boats can bring a great deal of pleasure and relaxation but they also come with regular maintenance.

Things You Will Need

Anchor line, Anchor ring or shackle, Stranded nylon cord

Step 1

Starting an Anchor Bend Knot First make two turns around the ring or shackle leaving the turns open.

Step 2

Anchor Bend Knot 1

Next take a half turn around the standing line and feed the free end through the turns and pull tight.

Step 3

Next tie a half hitch knot around the standing line and pull tight. The half hitch is made by passing the bitter end (end of the anchor line that you are tying to the ring or free end) around the standing line and passing the end through the loop and pulling tight.

Step 4

Completed Anchor Bend Knot

The bitter end or free end should be lashed, "secured", to the standing line by wrapping and tying the two together with stranded nylon cord.

Boats can bring a great deal of pleasure and relaxation but they also come with regular maintenance. Use an anchor bend knot to attach a new line to a boat anchor.

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