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ground tackle

noun, Nautical
equipment, as anchors, chains, or windlasses, for mooring a vessel away from a pier or other fixed moorings.
Origin of ground tackle
1550-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Interior starboard and port bow corner cubby storage for anchor and ground tackle.
  • When using a mooring, do not use an anchor or additional ground tackle.
  • Single swing point anchoring will continue to be by vessel ground tackle.
  • ground tackle aboard includes an anchor stowed in a port bow hawsepipe and an anchor chain that runs from the bow to the seabed.

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