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Old 16-12-2010, 18:19   #76
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"Catamarans Offshore" by Rudy Choy. Dave
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Old 16-12-2010, 18:20   #77
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Joe Merchant isn't bad but yeah, ASPOL is better. Thread hijack ended
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Old 16-12-2010, 18:40   #78
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winken, blinken and nod.
was read to me as a kidlet. poem i think, also a song my grandmother sang me, lol--i was very young. i always figgered it was s sea song, but wasnt, but was...LOL

does assigned reading count??? we had to read moby dick in grade school...
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Been mentioned a few times but "Swallows and Amazons forever"!!!!!
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The Boat Who Wouldn't Float by Farley Mowat when I was 9 or so. Wait... Dad always had a copy of "Ashley's Book of Knots" around which I pored over when I was really little, and we were building Jezebel. I think I just liked the pictures. Most were too complicated for me, but I tied a lot of Monkey's Fists for a while...

I still remember the very first "real" English book (i.e. novel) I read; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It's memorable because I read it in the v-berth when we were living aboard, and woke my parents up at 3am to inform them that I'd completed my first book.
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Old 16-12-2010, 19:27   #81
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Sea Devil by Felix Graf von Luckner .
Not sure who wrote the American translation.It was given to me by my uncle when I was 13 .When I was 14 I was given a girrrrlīs book by my aunt. Canīt remember the title of that one....
Sorry auntie didnīt work - tomboy through and through.
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Mine was Kon-Tiki. My Uncle gave it to me when I was nine. I have read it probably 6 or 7 times. Get something new each time.
Same here. A great story!
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First was definitely Treasure Island, followed close by The Swiss Family Robinson and Robinson Crusoe (took me a while at that age to figure out they weren't related).

Then in school I remember being fascinated with the classical literature sea stories like the Odyssey.

First since I really started realizing this is something I want and can do was How To Sail Around the World by Hal Roth.
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My first book was called By way of wind.and I have read it several times since then.
I found at one time in a thrift store,a ton of great sailing books for about .25/.50 usd. a piece.
Got everything tristan jones had wrote,along with alot of sheritan house books on sailing.
Far to many good ones to mention,all for under 20.00 usd. for over 50 sailing books.
It was a great score.
Would post up a list if anyone is interested just shoot me a pm and I will compile one.
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but didye read tom sawyer and huck finn??????
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i read Sawyer and Finn when I was 12- it just cemented the piling.
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Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransom. Interestingly it is listed in Jessica Watson's Recommended Reading List in her book True Spirit, along with Slocum, Moitessier, Graham, and others.
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Another 'Swallows and Amazons' devotee. Encouraged me to learn to sail in a 420 sailing dinghy which eventually led to a circumnavigation under sail with my wife and children.
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