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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. Those steps are repeated until the boat is in deep enough water to float.

Freeing a grounded boat by hauling in on an anchorline that has been secured in deeper water by a dinghy
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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)
Knot - Nautical unit of speed - one nautical mile per hour ( 115 mph ) ...

A technique for moving or turning a ship by using a relatively light anchor known as a kedge. The kedge anchor may be dropped while in motion to create a pivot and thus perform a sharp turn.

~ 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 ~. 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. ANCHOR, SEA This is not a true anchor, as it does not sink to the bottom.

The principal anchor of a boat, dropped from the bows, is called the Bower anchor. The Kedge is a lighter, subsidiary anchor, used for a lunchtime stop or taken out in the dinghy to haul off when you have run aground. This is then called ~, or ~ off.

Kedges or kedge anchors are light anchors used in warping and ~. Parts of an anchor: All anchors don't have all parts. All Anchors Don't Have All Parts Anchor Nomenclature Old Fisherman's Anchor
Stockless Navy-Type Anchor
Danforth-Style Anchor ...

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Boat, Bottom, Wind, Keel, Right?

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