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Old 08-02-2016, 10:40   #31
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The only book I have read that is useful to the non-commercial mariner is going to be BOWDITCH
But remember to store it down in the bilge. Helps a lot to keep the stick upright
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Old 08-02-2016, 11:15   #32
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No reason to stow Bowditch in the bilge. Like all US Government publications, it is the property of "we the people" and can be freely downloaded as a PDF file. Probably fits on one half of a gram of flash storage, if that much.(G)
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I'm on my phone in the airport so cannot find the link for you but I asked a similar question some weeks ago about good free pdf documents that I could read off line on the iPad. Some one gave me a link to an awesome foul weather survival book and something about reading the weather (I haven't started that one yet) the foul weather survival one was awesome and I need to thank the kind person that recommended it. I would be reading it now but I forgot the pad... Bugger. Good luck in the reading and try not to scare yourself out of sailing all together.


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Old 08-02-2016, 14:26   #34
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Also look up single handed sailing by Foolish Muse


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IIRC the Cornell's (Jimmy Cornell & wife) had put up two of his older books as free PDFs online. No idea what the titles or links were, but they should be searchable.
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A great classic- Moby Dick...

And Sailing a Serious Ocean, by John Kretschmer
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Two books about incredible open ocean crossings.

South by Schakleton and Captain Blighs log that describes a transpac in a whale boat.

Also good reads about different management styles.


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