Read it a couple of weeks ago, thoroughly enjoyed it.
One thing stood out for me, the mantra "go small, go simple, go now" is all well and good, but the Pardeys never went anywhere until they were 100% ready for any and all possible contingencies.
In other words, one can't go "now" until the boat has EVERY possible safety
item, and the crew know everything they need to know about sailing.
No refitting along the way, not where safety equipment
is concerned. And no learning
as you go.
Also, while boat building, Lynn was doing the money-making while Larry was doing the boat work. So to emulate them i'd need to find a woman to go to work for me, while i do the boat work.
I suppose what i'm getting at is that when i read their books
i sometimes feel that i'm a little inadequate because i'm still struggling to get 'out there'.
But when i read their biography i realise that there are a few little details that made it possible for them to get out there that many of us can't emulate.
I can go simple and small, but one can't go "now" without a very well prepared boat and a sizeable cruising kitty.
Having aired that little niggle, i still admire the Pardeys enormously.