Other bow-to-helm situations in which hand signals prove useful come to mind. Often, when pulling anchor, as the boat gets closer to the anchor’s position, the skipper at some point may lose sight of the anchor rode as it slips from view below the bow. At this point, line may still need to be retrieved, and, in order to do so, the boat must be carefully nudged forward in the direction the line is running. A knowledgeable deckhand realizes the point when the skipper can no longer see the line, and, while facing forward and keeping an eye on the line, he must become the skipper’s eyes. The signals are not complex; if the boat needs to be steered to port, the crewman can point to the left, for instance. This is done with one hand while the other remains on the rode (or while a turn is taken about a cleat if a current is running). In this way, hand signals not only prove effective, their use builds and depends upon trust between the crew.