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 cruisers, sportfishers, ocean-going motorboats, and workboats. In short, it is for all boats in this size range.
The book deals not only with anchor behavior, but also with the rode assembly, riding stoppers, windlasses and other deck gear, and the human factors of use. 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. Wind strengths up to hurricane level are considered for both anchoring and mooring.
This has continued to be the definitive text for small boat ground tackle since its first edition in 1986. This second edition has been fully updated. Softcover. 339 pgs. 2001 Pub. (second printing 2006)