Rond anchor – set up and use

A rond anchor is intended to be used when mooring on a bank where there are no mooring stakes, posts, rings or cleats where you can fasten your painters. There are two painters on the boat, one fixed to the bow and one to the stern. Both of them end in an eye splice, a loop of rope made without a knot.

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Negotiating bridges

On the Northern Broads there are three briges you may need to negotiate. These are Ludham Bridge, Potter Heigham (in fact two bridges about 100 yds apart) and Acle bridge. This section show you how to manage passing under bridges by examining the mast lowering and quanting at Potter Heigham. We start on the east side of the bridges moored on the south bank. Continue reading