You can use the anchor provided with your boat to moor the boat when a pier or other fixed mooring place is not available. The boat can also be anchored to maintain position, for example in open waters. There are a variety of different anchor types, and there is a perfect weight and type for each boat. The anchor should be sufficiently heavy and have adequate lengths of chain and anchor rope. If the anchor rope is not long enough, the mooring line can rise at too steep an angle, in which case the anchor will not function properly.
Formula for choosing an anchor
If no anchor was supplied with your boat, you can calculate the appropriate weight with the following formula: Anchor weight (KG) = boat length (m) + boat width (m) + boat weight (t). For example, a Bella 600 BR would need an anchor weighing 9.5 kilogrammes.