I have Rudy and Jill's book Anchoring: A ground Tackler's Apprentice. It is by far the BEST anchoring book available. It provides the most in depth, pardon the pun, and complete view of anchoring technique, ground tackle equipment and accessories needed by any professional or recreational boat captain and crew. I have ten years of full-time cruising experience and learned about anchoring through trial and error. I now have Rudy and Jill's book to remind me of what little I have learned and need yet to learn. It is interesting and a great reference book.
I enjoy having this book and like everything about it except the name. It is not an apprentice...it is the master, the journeyman of anchoring. If you tend to be concerned even slightly when you drop the hook in a new anchorage have this book with you. If you want to know and understanding the skill and art of proper anchoring this is it. BUY THIS BOOK NOW and sleep well with your anchor down.
Bridges - Training DVD
There is more to navigating through a drawbridge than most boaters realize. Let Captain Chris show you many different types of bridges and how each many effect your cruising. In this episode of Ask Captain Chris you will witness VHF radio communication with a bridge tender, including proper terminology and how to determine the correct channel for that bridge. Captain Chris will help you learn about bridge schedules and where to find them. It is important to understand how the height of your boat, the tide level, wave action and current flow all can influence your travel as you encounter these bridges. Some surprises you may never have anticipated are also included.
Run time over 1 hour.
About Captain Chris: My wife and I are USCG licensed 100 Ton Masters and have real world cruising and commercial marine experiences to share. We Captain during a yacht delivery or crew with new owners allowing them to get comfortable with their vessel operations. After we deliver your new boat safe and sound to your dock, we are available to train you in vessel operation and basic maintenance.