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Stern Anchoring

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When and how would I use a stern anchor? I have seen others doing this while blackfishing over wrecks but have no idea why they don't just use a bow anchor like one would normally use? Are they using a different style of anchor?
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Anchoring from the stern is a good way to drown. Your boat isn't really designed to take waves stern-to. Our main bow anchor is a regular type too. When we use the wreck anchor, we just schlep it up there. Sometimes you can steady your boat by dropping a second anchor off the stern, but use some common sense caution.
Paul
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