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The Adlard Coles Book of Anchoring

ISBN: 9781408129449 | 1408129442
Edition: Reprint
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Adlard Coles
Pub. Date: 3/13/2012

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Thisthoroughly modern take on an essential skill for anyone going to seaconcentrates on the tackle needed for all types and sizes of boat,explains manual and hydraulic systems for handling anchors, anddemonstrates with helpful photos and diagrams safe and efficientanchoring techniques in all conditions - wind, strong tide, shallowwater, rocky bottoms and deep bays - all of which requireparticular techniques that are covered in detail to help the readerdevelop effective skills.Once considered something of a black art, anchoring is coming back intovogue as a free alternative to paying costly marina fees to berthovernight. Being competent and confident at anchoring offshore alsoallows boaters to anchor off a peaceful beach, providing the idealopportunity for the family to go swimming from the boat, fish, or justrow round - a better distraction for the kids than searching the marinafor an Internet caf .With detailed diagrams and instructivephotographs of both sail and power boats of all sizes under anchor, this helpfulguide takes the reader step-by-step through the entire anchoringprocess in a clear and helpful way.

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