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post #283 of Old 09-24-2009
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One of my favorite sailing books is titled, "Sensible Cruising: The Thoreau Approach. A Philosophic & Practical Approach To Cruising" by Don Casey and Lew Hackler. Originally published in 1986, my copy dates back to 1997 when I had dreams of sailing around the world in my 1968, 26' Columbia!

To quote from the book, "If wisdom can be defined as common sense that has withstood the test of time, then Sensible Cruising is a wise book."
It explains:
• Why a sensible cruise is affordable to almost anyone.
• Why the boat of choice for most cruisers is under 35 feet.
• Why lowering the cost doesn't devalue the cruise.
• How simplicity minimizes insulation from the experience.
• How to think in terms of how little, not how much, is really required.

"Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star." Henry David Thoreau
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