Cruisers Forum
 


Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 16-07-2021, 05:43   #31
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Guilford, CT
Boat: Bristol 35.5 1978
Posts: 747
Re: What books to take on a cruise?

Gord, I've been looking for a used copy of that book for months. Figured I could use it to while-away the time during long passages with a bit of surgerating and get to the root of me always turning to port. Plus with a well-placed go pro, I could document my progress, or lack thereof, and use the patreon bucks to buy more books.... and it brings to mind an old adage...."I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy" cheers
Hoodsail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-07-2021, 06:03   #32
Senior Cruiser
 
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: PORTUGAL
Posts: 30,734
Images: 2
pirate Re: What books to take on a cruise?

Wilbur Smith.. The Courtney Series.. his other stuff is good as well.
Bernard Cornwell.. The Sharpe Series..
Sue Grafton.. The Alfabet Series..
George R R Martin.. A Song of Ice and Fire.. (sextet).
And, for something different Leslie Thomas's The Adventures of Goodnight and Loving..
__________________

You can't beat a people up for 75 years and have them say.. "I Love You.. ".

"It is better to die standing proud, than to live a lifetime on ones knees.."
boatman61 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 16-07-2021, 06:20   #33
Sponsoring Vendor
 
Tellie's Avatar

Community Sponsor

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Hollywood, Fl.
Boat: FP Athena 38' Poerava
Posts: 3,984
Re: What books to take on a cruise?

Any book with Nigel Calders name on it.
Tellie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-07-2021, 06:24   #34
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2020
Posts: 750
Re: What books to take on a cruise?

At least for US Flagged vessels over 12 meters in length, there is a requirement to have a copy of the Col Regs aboard. Seems a good idea in any event, unless you have them memorized in all their details—which is unlikely.

In the same vane, a copy of “Chart 1” is very handy if you will be using paper charts at all. “What is that little purple squiggle about?”

A long term almanac, instructions on how to use it, and a sextant could be really important if you lose your navigation video toys from a lightning strike in the middle of the ocean.
BillKny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-07-2021, 06:31   #35
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: South Africa
Boat: Leopard 40
Posts: 730
Images: 1
Re: What books to take on a cruise?

A Kindle!
aqfishing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-08-2021, 17:05   #36
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: Daytona Beach, FL, USA
Boat: Douglas 32, duh...32'
Posts: 155
Re: What books to take on a cruise?

I second the suggestion made by CrazyCanuck.

Gord May's idea of taking Brain Surgery For Dummies reminds me of the explanation my doctor made when I asked why he hadn't written a script for the last medicine on my list--from a book of medical items for sailors. He knew I was going to be single-handing and said it was an injection--to be given to a person who was unconscious! <grin>


Don't know if it's still in print; but in the late 60s I bought a book called Dangerous Marine Animals. Found it helpful a couple of times.
__________________
I must go down to the shore again
to the lonely shore and the sea
And all I ask is a small ship....and a frontal lobotomy
Enfant Du Vent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-09-2021, 00:55   #37
Registered User
 
double u's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: forest city
Boat: no boat any more
Posts: 2,511
Re: What books to take on a cruise?

https://www.amazon.com/-/de/dp/B09BZ...1692149&sr=8-3

the best researched books about the period I ever read (& we read a lot of novels in our time when keeping watch...).
It is set in Germany & shows rise & fall of the "Third Reich". The main charcters are the Kästner family (military men & their wives/girlfirends) & their jewish housekeepers. Immaculately researched down to the correct use of the german words (as a german native speaker I always found mistakes in so many other novels using "Kraut" for colour ridiculous & slapdash!) & very gripping.
A work of fiction - but one that actually took place many times over in Nazi germany!
READ IT! (Lest we forget)
__________________
...not all who wander are lost!
double u is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
books, cruise

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Baja Mexico Guide books & Charts, South Pacific Guide Books and general sailing books dheaslip Classifieds Archive 3 10-04-2014 02:32
For Sale: Books Books Books Mambo Classifieds Archive 7 26-03-2012 21:04
For Sale: Books, Books, and More Books cabo Classifieds Archive 4 20-12-2011 23:38
To Take or Not to Take ? fenceguy2 Monohull Sailboats 11 09-12-2011 09:16
How to Take Care of the Oceans Which Take Care of Us . . . SarasotaYacht Seamanship & Boat Handling 1 04-11-2011 10:31

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:09.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.