'Happy Hooking: The Art of Anchoring'
'Happy Hooking – the Art of Anchoring', by Alex and Daria Blackwell, is a very readable book loaded with valuable information on anchoring tackle, technique, tying up and rafting, etiquette, as well as the occasional anecdote - but it's not new. What is new is that the book, the highest selling anchoring book on Amazon, is now available in a Kindle Edition, making it SO easy to transport.
One of the most essential skills for mariners is being able to confidently and safely 'park' their boats. Knowing about anchors, rodes, anchorages and anchoring techniques is a prerequisite for enjoying an evening in a magically beautiful setting as well as getting a good night’s sleep while swinging from the hook.
Happy Hooking cover - .. .
The type of subjects covered in the book are:
Tackle and Anchor selection
Techniques for Setting the Anchor
Scope, Chafe, Snubbers, Kellets, Trip Lines and More
Anchorage Selection: Charts & Guides, Picking Your Spot, Swing Radius
Setting Two Anchors and Med Mooring
It is quite different from other titles on the subject, which are either very technical and outdated, or simply don't cover the range of modern anchors that are covered in this book (226 pages, 182 Illustrations)
You should be able to get the paper version of the book at your local marine book store, but if you'd like the Kindle version, go for it now!
by Sail-World Cruising
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2:39 AM Tue 12 Feb 2013GMT
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