Originally Posted by dgpw
Having said that you can anchor with a baked been can if you put enough ground tackle down.
Introduction to anchoring.
Many moons ago we moved from kayaking to a wee sib. Cool feeling, no more paddling! But beaching and recovering it became a hassle at lowish tide.
What we need is an anchor.
Since this is the Outer Hebrides pre civilisation, (Just joking hebridean folk.) what can we find to use as an anchor? Went raking in the dumps which were prevalent at that time and came up with a nice chunky car wheel. What more could you want? Anyway, rigged it up with rope fixed to one of the bolt holes and reckoned it would sink nicely into the sand and we felt happy with this wonderful piece of ingenuity. Well you would, wouldn't you, when you knew feck all about anchoring. Every time the boat gave it a wee tug, it took off like a flying saucer and landed a couple of yards away. Even settling it into the sand seemed to make no difference.
Wot a nobbur.