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Old 14-12-2009, 20:28   #46
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I have finished "By Way of The Wind" and the second book I forgot the name. and "Shipkiller"
both I enjoyed. As I have had quite a bit of time on my hands at work
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Old 15-12-2009, 10:28   #47
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"Unsinkable" a paperback by Dee Saunders who happens to be my next door neighbor.
No, it's not about the Titanic, but it's a great read.
While sailng their Tayana 52 "Clambake" about 70 nautical miles out of Puerto Vallarta on the way to the Marquesas, they were run down and sunk in 90 seconds.

http://www.fineedge.com/NAUTICAL%20B...nsinkable.html
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Lately ive read Robin Knox Johnston, Sir Francis Chichester, 'Jack Speak' and several other assorted sailing books I cant remember the titles of. What else is there to do when you have no TV, no Pub, no neighbours and its dark by 1730 each day?
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Just wanted to let folks know about a new website that I found. booksprice.com lets you plug in a title and it compares the prices from Barnes and Noble and Amazon and several others. Just thought it was kinda cool.
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"Unsinkable" a paperback by Dee Saunders who happens to be my next door neighbor.
No, it's not about the Titanic, but it's a great read.
While sailng their Tayana 52 "Clambake" about 70 nautical miles out of Puerto Vallarta on the way to the Marquesas, they were run down and sunk in 90 seconds.

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Oh my gosh, what a nightmare. How did they lose their daughter?
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Oh my gosh, what a nightmare. How did they lose their daughter?
It was not boat related.
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Old 19-12-2009, 21:29   #54
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I have gotten a number of books from here

Muskrat - Americas cup - AbeBooks
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Recently finished "The Motion of the Ocean" by Janna Cawrse Esarey. Janna writes about her two-year honeymoon sailing from Seattle to Mexico and across the Pacific. It's funny and poignant and rewarding, full of observations that will ring true to boaters and cruisers in particular. Now I want my husband to read this, I think it will help him get inside my head on some of the differences in perception and challenges for women cruisers... so guys, go pick this one up!
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I just put down the How to Install instructions for my new water pump (I suceeded!)


And recently the Alexander Kent "Signal Close Action"

I thought it was OK... but I do like a nature book better.

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It is almost impossible to read for pleasure while in school. During break though, I catch up. I just read "Sails full and by" and "A world of my own". Both good books about circumnavigations. I also read "Flirting with Mermaids". I think that everyone who reads that one ponders being a delivery skipper even if only for a few minutes.
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It is almost impossible to read for pleasure while in school. During break though, I catch up. I just read "Sails full and by" and "A world of my own". Both good books about circumnavigations. I also read "Flirting with Mermaids". I think that everyone who reads that one ponders being a delivery skipper even if only for a few minutes.
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I read Flirting with Mermaids and can tell you that a lot of it is a work of fiction. I am personally acquainted with the sailboat Isoletta having done considerable work on it before it was sold to the owners who hired Kretschmer who wrote about it. After the boat was purchased it spent more than a year on the hard. When that happens you have to accept the fact that it's going to take time for it to swell up again. But Kretschmer just hopped aboard and took off. HIS fault and totally an incompetent thing for a "professional" to do. I can also tell you, from personal experience, that everything he said about the mechanical equipment on the boat is made up of whole cloth.
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When I read the book, I considered that it may not be entirely true. It is an entertaining book, and as such is meant to entice people to sailing. How was it that you worked on Isoletta?
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Vito Dumas

He wrote "alone through the roaring forties"
Vito left Argentina during world war 2 in a 31' ketch with newspaper stuffed under his suit coat to complete a circumnavigation, keeping clear of the
U boats and only a few bucks a woman gave him in his pocket...
he sat in his open cockpit through hell without auto pilot or much else.
Mr Moitessier re read Vitos book to see how to run with Huge southern ocean seas. Great book
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