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.
Western Gulf Coast
The new (in 2019) Waterway Guide Western Gulf Coast edition is the indispensable cruising companion for boaters exploring the Western Gulf Coast from Lake Pontchartrain and New Orleans to South Padre Island on the Texas/Mexico border.
This special edition features all the same material you expect from our other guidebooks including navigation advice, NOAA chartlets, anchorage locations, marina listings, dockage advice and Goin’ Ashore maps, along with the comprehensive Skipper’s Handbook. In addition, we have included a bonus Skipper Bob Cruising the Gulf Coast section. Flexible spiral binding and heavy laminated covers ensure durability and easy use in the cockpit and at the helm.