mushroom anchor

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Noun1.Mushroom anchor - an anchor used for semipermanent mooringsmushroom anchor - an anchor used for semipermanent moorings; has a bowl-shaped head that will dig in however it falls
anchor, ground tackle - a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
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Instead, in his 20-foot skiff, he has a small laundry basket and 50 feet of 3/8-inch nylon line tied off the bow to a mushroom anchor. (I'd bet he has a Danforth anchor below decks, on a longer line.)
The Mushroom anchor (C) buries well and holds best in sand or mud but may be difficult to retrieve.
"We run 12 decoys to a long-line, with mushroom anchors at each end," Hawley said.