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Old 16-07-2021, 05:43   #31
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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
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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..

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Any book with Nigel Calders name on it.
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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.
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A Kindle!
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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.
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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)
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