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I'd avoid wooden boats, as the maintenance is much higher than most people are willing to do nowadays. A couple of other good books to get are Dave Gerr's The Nature of Boats, and John Vigor's The Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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