Anchoring: A Ground Tackler’s Apprentice is exactly what its title proclaims — and a little more. The knowledge that Rudy and Jill Sechez impart comes from years of living aboard and cruising a 34-foot sail-assisted wooden trawler of their own design and build. Beyond the hows and whys of choosing and deploying ground tackle, the authors present their tried-and-true concepts on such topics as the “paradox of stretch” in rope, the type of bottom and modifications in scope that each demands, and myths and misconceptions about anchoring. The writing is technically detailed but presented in a comprehensible style.
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.