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Old 04-10-2008, 22:14   #16
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I'm not shure exact what you asking, so I hope this is kinda in the ball park. now I don't want to put a damper on things but what I understood was what are some books on how to make it easier to take kids sailing. I'm only 16 but I will tell you that every adult has told me that all the theories in the world don't mean a thing until it actually happens. But I will tell you that if you make things fun and enjoyable we tend to keep the knowledge and be able to recall it when necessary. Hope this helps and I apologize if I misunderstood the question.
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Old 29-11-2008, 10:44   #17
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by Lyndsay Green
Copyright 1990 so it's a little old.

Not a bad book and it answers a lot of my basic questions about living aboard with kids both short and long term. Chapters include:
1. Making the decision 2. Preparation of the boat and Safety 3. Health 4. Play 5. Eating aboard 6. Sleeping 7. Tangential Concerns and 8. When it is all said and done.

The book is really geared for telling new parents who don't want to give up sailing about how to keep VSP's (very small persons) safe and happy. The chapters are all really a compilation of practical examples and first hand experience with babies and toddlers. They don't pull any punches including an adminition by one family of witnessing the accidental fall of thier young daughter down the companion way stairs and the ensuing crying on all sides while bruises and a fat lip are tended to.

lots of advice on on things like diapers, cribs and sleeping places, small life vests and harnesses, lovies and toys.... all those things that ssullivan and I are going to have to get used to in small spaces.
Believe it or not, my brother, my sister and I are in that book! My parents answered an advertisement put out by Lindsey Green and contributed quite a bit, along with other families we'd sail with. haha. I just called my mother to ask her if she still had a copy, but she cant find it right now - I'll have to go dig it up. I'm shooting up to my fathers tonight for dinner, he must have a copy, I'll post some pics later tonight or tomorrow... ha! what a hoot!
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Came up to my dad's and found the book! The scanner is broken but you can see my brother and I messing around in a dinghy on page 68, and a nice photo of my brother sleeping on page 98! I totally forgot about this book until I read this post! love it
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I have looked for this book on amazon.com but it is very expensive. We would like to get a copy (since we have five kids). Does anyone know of a copy for sale at a reasonable price?
Fun Afloat by Theresa Fort
Amazon.com: Fun Afloat!: Theresa Fort: Books
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Old 01-12-2008, 21:59   #20
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I have looked for this book on amazon.com but it is very expensive. We would like to get a copy (since we have five kids). Does anyone know of a copy for sale at a reasonable price?
Fun Afloat by Theresa Fort
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I can look around town for you. I remember seeing it in some of our local marine shops. If I spot one I will drop you a line.

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I can look around town for you. I remember seeing it in some of our local marine shops. If I spot one I will drop you a line.

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That would be fantastic if you could.
We would very much appreciate it.
I did find it on Amazon but it is still $96 as of the time I write this.
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That would be fantastic if you could.
We would very much appreciate it.
I did find it on Amazon but it is still $96 as of the time I write this.
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I checked Fawcetts here in Annapolis and they don't have it, neither does the local West Marine. I even asked around some of the other sailing yahoo groups and nobody had any hot leads. So strange that this book has suddenly become a rare commodity. I will keep hunting for you, I just KNOW it has to be out there somewhere!

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I just checked Amazon again and they have three in the used books starting at $14.95

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Wow it's almost like somebody in the used book business read some of these threads... (I posted in some other places too, asking around)

Well $26 is WAY better than the nearly $100 that was listed before!
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Wow! I missed the 14.95 one on Amazon. When I looked again it was $53 for the cheapest one.
Where is the $26 one at Schoonerdog?
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clausont - Keep checking back frequently they will have new ones. I don't think it's worth $50. PM me with your email and I'll send you a PDF scan of mine so you can see why.

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Funny! I emailed the Seattle Goodwill to see if they would accept less than the $54 they were asking for the book. They said no as I expected they would. The next day, they had the price at $175.00!
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You've got to be kidding! for a book that's held together with a spiral binder! thats nuts!

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Amazon.com: Used and New: Fun Afloat!

It's back down to $27
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Thanks Schoonerdog('s wife ?)
After them raising it to $175 when I asked them about it, I think I will hold off and take my business elsewhere for this one.
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