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kedging - 1 - To kedge off. A method of pulling a boat out of shallow water when it has run aground. A dinghy is used to set an anchor, then the boat is pulled toward the anchor.

Kedging: A method used to free a grounded boat by dropping it's anchor in deeper water and then pulling on the anchor rode to attempt to free the boat.

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Statue of Peter the Great leaning on an anchor, in symbol of his shipbuilding activity (Voronezh, 1860).
Kedging or warping is a technique for moving or turning a ship by using a relatively light anchor.

Kedging Anchor - Dropping an anchor behind a grounded boat using a dingy or even swimming it out using a flotation cushion to support the anchor
Knot - Nautical mile (6,076 ft) per hour ( a measure of speed) ...

Kedging is the process of hauling in on that anchor in attempt to float the boat. Before we could set a kedge, we had to launch the dinghy. We lost more valuable time dragging the Zodiac out of the lazzarette and inflating it.

ANCHOR, KEDGE A small anchor used for warping or kedging. It is usually planted from a small boat, the vessel being hauled up toward it. The weight varies, being usually from 900 to 1,200 pounds.

See also: See also: Shank, Set, Boat, Keel, Forward

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