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Anchoring is truly in art in itself
Great guide
An Essential Learning & Safety Manual
Excellent buy
Keep this Anchoring Guide by Your Side for Peace-of-Mind!
Excellent reference, practical and theoretical balance
Good practical information
Common sense.
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Good Anchoring Tips
Much useful information. Instils Confidence
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Happy Hooking - The Art of Anchoring

Anchoring Bookby (us!) Capt. Alex Blackwell & Capt. Daria Blackwell

ISBN Number: 978-0-9815171-0-0

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Happy Hooking is a very readable book loaded with valuable information on anchoring tackle, anchoring technique, tying up and rafting, anchoring etiquette, as well as the occasional anecdote - simply stated a must have! (if we don't say so ourselves)

Unless you are far offshore, at some point or another you are going to need to park your boat. Just like knowing how to stop your car before you start is perhaps the most important part of driving, we feel that anchoring is perhaps the most important skill you can and should acquire in boating. Anchoring a boat can be a lovely dance in a harbor, or a painful and often embarrassing display of Homo sapiens’ inability to plan or communicate. We will endeavor to help you find a combination of tackle and technique best suited for your circumstances when anchoring your vessel. By outlining how different anchors work, the pluses and minuses of different adjunctive pieces of equipment, the current thinking about how to deploy this equipment, and how to select an anchorage, we hope you will be armed with enough information to make some informed decisions about what might work best for you.

If you could take only one piece of advice from these pages with you on your travels, perhaps you will remember what Tommy Moran, an old salt in the West of Ireland, advised time and again:

“Anchor as though you plan to stay for weeks,
even if you intend to leave in an hour.”

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