Even though anchors are used most often by recreational boaters to "park" their
boat while swimming or fishing, anchors are also critical equipment in times
of emergency. Anchoring may be a safety measure if your boat becomes disabled. Choose an anchor that fits your boat and the boating conditions. Common types are plow-style, fluke-style, and the mushroom anchor. Prepare your anchor before setting out. Be sure the anchor line is strong and long enough to anchor your boat. To retrieve your anchor, move the boat directly over the anchor while pulling in the line. Pulling
the anchor straight up should break it free.