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.
Great Lakes 2020, Volume 2
Updated annually, Waterway Guide Great Lakes 2020, Volume 2, is the indispensable cruising companion for boaters exploring the western Great Lakes from Lake Huron (including Georgian Bay and the North Channel) to Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. This edition also includes the inland portions of the Great Loop Cruise from Chicago to the Gulf of Mexico.
The guide features mile-by-mile navigation information, aerial photography with marked routes, marina listings and locator charts, anchorage information and expanded Goin' Ashore articles on ports along the way. Helpful cruising data like GPS waypoints, detailed planning maps, distance charts and bridge tables help get cruisers there safely. Flexible spiral binding and heavy laminated covers with bookmarker flaps ensure durability and easy use in the cockpit and at the helm.