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Flukes Versus Flukes: Dragging Boat Anchor

Watch as boaters rush to free a whale entangled in an anchor rode.

November 12, 2012

With a combined several centuries boating experience, BOATING’s Tech Team is pretty savvy when it comes to ground tackle and anchoring a boat. But even we don’t have advice for this scenario, posted by KentHuisken on YouTube. Tell us what you’d have done, using the comments box below.

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Takeaway: A “Nantucket Sleighride” was a term used by New England whalemen to describe having their whaleboat towed at high-speed by a harpooned whale.

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