The Complete Anchoring Book
Stay put on any bottom in any weather
Alain Poiraud, Achim Ginsberg-Klemmt & Erika Ginsberg-Klemmt
I really liked this book. The authors seem to have done a great job of reviewing anchor types, explaining what anchors are, how they work and how to use them. I enjoyed the entire book, and especially liked Appendix I “A Theoretical Study in Rode Behavior”. Seeing the formulas and calculations showing how they came to the conclusion that a chain leader with a nylon rode is the best combination for anchoring was very informative and interesting. Knowing why you should do something is almost as important as doing it.
The knowledge I gained has me wanting to go out and drop a hook!
Of course I have to rehab the boat first