Originally Posted by Atcowboy
Thank you for the suggestions. I was gifted a 2020 Eldridge and that made it clear I wanted a 2021, so I have that.
The Maine guide looks great. Especially the storm anchorages
part. Does maptech cover that? Being able to find safe harbor is something that weighs on my mind when I wander.
As far as storm anchorages, I usually look at the geography, weather
, and the chart.
Then look at holding ground.
I have to admit I don’t actually own a copy of that Maine guide. I’ve been sailing there since before it was written, but I will buy one this year because I can always learn something new. The excerpts look fantastic and accurate.
It was HIGHLY recommended to me by an old friend who I truly trust. He’s that guy who if he says “I’ll meet you in four years and three weeks on the corner of xxx” he is there or dead.
I grew up with its predecessor the “cruising guide to the New England
When I go south of Boston I use the maptech/embassy guide.
When I go east I’m mostly in familiar waters.
Mostly. South it’s mostly familiar waters too but not from my childhood.
And always Eldridge’s. My dad (who lives in Maine) has a 100+ year old copy. Hard bound. Dunno where he got it, maybe from his dad. No tide and current
tables, but good pilotage info.
Reminds me I’ve got to buy the 2021 Eldridge’s tomorrow. Thanks.