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Old 22-04-2010, 21:39   #1
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'Three Years in a 12-Foot Boat' by Stephen G. Ladd

Introduction (Three Years in a 12-foot Boat)

Has anyone read this? I am looking for a recommendation.
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Has anyone read this? I am looking for a recommendation.
12? don't be silly. waste of money. You'd be fine in a 10 footer.

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I like Stephen King. But otherwise I generally avoid horror stories.
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I rather liked it; my Amazon review: A surprisingly good read... after purchasing the book, and then realizing it was not a whole lot about sailing, I let it gather dust for several months... But once into the book, I was captivated - and I have little interest in rowing, or river travel either... Ladd seems to have the knack for making mosquito invested estuaries sounding inviting, or at least intriguing... But Ladd's journey is as much about meeting and getting to know people (as well as himself, I'll wager...) as anything... Yes, he rows and sails thousands of miles, but this really isn't a nautical book so much as an adventure of life in the genre of a more enlightened period of the 20th Century - few serious rewards will be found by those more at home in the instant-gratification 21st century... Ladd is a gifted writer who knows how to turn a phrase, setting sunsets and storms alike to poetry - he lets us share his voyage - a voyage more of attitude and intellect, than simple, carnal flesh.
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Stephen Ladd and Ginny Phalon are now cruising in a Sea Pearl 21. An online search will probably produce a website. Dave
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Hi i need advice or redirection to good sites please.
I am an experienced professional sailor from NZ i have a small 32 sailing vessel in Rhode Island and will putting boat in water in Mid August to complete the southern trek to florida through the ICW. After checking out Long Island and Rhode island areas.
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Our local library had the book. There are several reviews on amazon.
Personally I didn't like the book as the author seems have no
interest in the locations or natural beauty of the places visited.
I noticed a awhile back that the author was trying to sell his boat.


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