I am presently studying for my 500 N/C Masters upgrade exam using upgrade U and the Murphy Guides. The module that is giving me the most trouble is Deck General. I come from the small passenger vessel industry and am not familiar with many of the towing and cargo related questions.
What reference materials would you suggest I invest in to master these questions? I would rather have a basic understanding of the material than simply try to memorize the answers (which seems a herculean task anyway). Will the American Merchant Seaman Manual and Chapmans be sufficient? There are so many reference books listed in Murphys that I’m at a bit of a loss as where to start, and which would cover a wide enough variety of topics to be worthy of my investment.