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.
Cruising Comfortably on a Budget
Living and cruising on a boat in the coastal waters of the Eastern United States. What kind of boat to buy, how to outfit it, where to go and stay, and how to live comfortably, all on a budget. Tips on saving thousands of dollars while cruising the East Coast, Bahamas, Great Lakes and the Inland water system.
15th edition. Also available in EBOOK format.
Download electronic versions of NOAA’s charts to use along with this guide from NOAA’s interactive catalog.