|Author||: Earl R. Hinz|
|Publisher||: Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers|
|Total Pages||: 360|
|Rating||: 4/5 ( Downloads)|
Download or read book The Complete Book of Anchoring and Mooring written by Earl R. Hinz and published by Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers. This book was released on 1994 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Complete Book addresses anchoring systems, techniques, and permanent moorings for boats from 12 to 80 feet in length. It covers monohulls, multihulls, light displacement sailboats, cruisers, sportfishers, passagemakers, and workboats. In short, it is for all recreational and working boats in this size range. The book deals not only with anchor behavior, but also with the rode assembly, riding stoppers, and the human factors. What formerly was thought of as strength through size (heavy anchors and large rodes) has been refined to decrease weight, lighten loads on the boat, and reduce difficulty in handling. Utilizing a systems approach with respect to equipment and techniques and analytical methods for loads, Earl R. Hinz has made a number of contributions to the state of the art. Among them are bow anchor roller design, chain locker and navel pipe design, elastic anchoring techniques, tandem anchor systems design, and designs for permanent moorings. Sections on ground tackle selection, tandem anchoring techniques, anchoring in coral, and improving hurricane moorings have been revised. Most of these designs and techniques are clearly illustrated in the schematic drawings by Richard R. Rhodes. The latest information on electric windlass troubleshooting, new anchor designs, anchor test data, use of screw anchors for more secure moorings, design of moorings for coral seabeds, and anchoring jurisdictional conflicts makes this second edition a state-of-the-art source book for the boating world.