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Moving this thread to the Apps and Authors forum with all the other book recommendation threads.

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My all time favorite is dove by Robyn Graham that book is what got me interested in sailing and the list is very long since then another great read is north to the night another is so I married a boat.
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Found it here: Sailing Books, Yachting Literature, Cruising Bookshelf - E-Books and P-Books
Some other interesting nautical books as well.
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I looked and could not find this book download. Could you point me in the right direction, please? Thanks in advance!
http://www.bluemoment.com/pdf/shrimpy.pdf

enjoy! it's a delightful read.
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I can't understand why it is so difficult for me to read pdf books on the computer.. maybe it has something to do with laying in bed.

I am kind of the same with newspaper columns. I have a hard time with Dave Barry in a newspaper, but not in a book


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My all time favorite is dove by Robyn Graham that book is what got me interested in sailing and the list is very long since then another great read is north to the night another is so I married a boat.
I followed his story in my grandmother's National Geographic's when I was a kid.

Every marine thing and boat I've ever bought from anyone, they should have sent a commission to Graham.

That and Carleton Mitchell's book about sailing in Finnistere all over the Caribbean, is what drew me to this lifestyle (which I still have around here somewhere).

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Lot's of great suggestions above, some are more reference manuals.

A fascinating story is Robert Manry's Tinkerbelle. It's a quick and easy read. He customized a 13ft wooden boat in his driveway with a cabin he had to curl up to fit within and sailed it across the Atlantic. The crossing made him near celebrity back in the 1960s, although, he never did so for the attention and was surprised by his heroic reception in England. How he learned to sail it, stay awake (or not), passing cargo ships, falling overboard!, provisioning, etc, all interesting stories. You'll spend a long time trying to get inside the head of why one would even attempt this, especially with a wife and kids at home. He was not one of the "have to set a record" guys. He didn't even care if anyone knew.

Once you've finished the book, you must google the epilogue to his crossing. His 15 minutes of unwanted fame and fortune takes a toll on his family. His wife dies, he remarries, then he tragically dies about 5 years later. His kids become homeless living in a park named after their father. His boat is in a museum today. You couldn't make up a story like his.


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