A modern, authoritative anchoring guide for sailors and
A boat swinging safely at anchor can mark the relaxing
conclusion to a great day of boating or the successful completion
of an essential emergency measure, while failure to anchor properly
can be frustrating, inconvenient, or downright dangerous. "The
Complete Anchoring Handbook" is your path to mastering this
indispensable seamanship skill..
Based on original engineering analysis--and with contributions
from such international anchoring experts as Alain Fraysse and
Chuck Hawley--"The Complete Anchoring Handbook" emphasizes the
proven best gear and methods for anchoring safely in any situation
with any boat, sail or power. Heres everything you need to know,
from the basics to the most advanced techniques. Poiraud and
company describe: . . The physical forces acting on a boat, its
ground tackle, and the sea bottom. Why the new generation of
roll-stable anchors (including the Spade, Rocna, Manson Supreme,
and others) is proving superior to traditional favorites. How to
select and size anchors and ground-tackle components. How to
connect those components without introducing weak points in your
ground-tackle system. .
Alain Poiraud is an engineer and the inventor of the
award-winning Spade anchor, as well as the Sword. He has
participated in the Tour de France sailing races and cruised for
decades in a self-designed ketch. His experiences in the
weedy-bottomed Mediterranean led him to reengineer anchoring on a
sound empirical basis..
Achim and Erika Ginsberg-Klemmt have cruised all over the world
since 1992 and lectured widely on their "technomadic" lifestyle.
Achim has worked as an engineer for underwatergeophysical sonar
systems and seafloor mapping, and continues to develop imaging
software for L3 Communications. Erika teaches writing at the
Ringling College of Art and Design..
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