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Old 01-11-2007, 08:34   #31
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re: Captain Cook

You might be interested in seeing a couple photos I just put on my blog: one of the anchorage down on Stewart Island, NZ, used by Captain Cook and next the replica of the Endeavour that sailed around the world and it's relationshhip to that anchorage.
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Old 08-11-2007, 07:51   #32
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Two Yachts, Two Voyages - Eric Hiscock. Realistic down to earth read. Not quite as colorful as Herb Payson's 'Blown Away' - but enjoyable, just the same.
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Old 10-01-2008, 22:54   #33
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i was comong on to see if there was a book section, ive done nothing but read for some time, unfortunatly i dont get to do much sailing in the off seasons in new york. currently im going through jerome fitzgeralds seasteading a life of hope and freedom. an opinions on this one? its been very left wing lots of philosophy , im wondering out there in the cruising comunity how many people actually go by what he says, and the ideas about not using a motor at all and if you do your not using a sailboat but a motorboat.


all questions and reviews aside i have enjoyed the book. it is a very difrent take on a similar subect to beth leonards voyagers handbook. ( great read very ecinomical. ) reminds me of the last one i went through of hal roths. i still have piles of boooks but any great suggestions for which one to read next its been a long cold winter!
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:27   #34
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'The Boat Who Wouldn't Float' - by Farley Mowat is probably one of my all time favorites. It is older (1960's) but funny, quick paced, and full of good real-life examples of what NOT to do....
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Old 24-08-2008, 19:47   #35
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How about The Logical Route (around the horne!) and The Long Way Round round by Bernard Motessier
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Embarassement of Mangoes by Ann Vanderhoff first sparked my interest in cruising its about her and her husband dropping everything and sailing from Toronto to trinidad fortwo years
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Old 27-08-2008, 16:19   #37
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hmm i heard of that one iocum cant believe i didnt start here. i'll have to pick it up. im just now finishing josh slocum cant believe i didnt start with him its great. but embaresmnt of mangoes sounds good. trinidad was one of the possible move spots. but me and the misses decided on hawaii instread.
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Slocum's other book

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You've all recommended good books but for thrill about sailing you can't beat "Shipkiller." Can't remember the author but it'll keep you on the edge of your seat.
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Author is Justin Scott. Good yarn and fun for the mono/multi warriors.

Don't forget Joshua Slocum's Voyage of the Liberdade, in which he describes losing his ship in Brazil and building a small boat in which he sailed back to the US with his wife and two kids. Boatbuilders especially will enjoy reading the list of tools he had available.
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