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how about "A Salty Piece of Land"

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how about some fun reading, J Buffetts, tales of margaritaville, Where is Joe Merchant, A pirate looks at 50, and a salty piece of land, come on sailors, this is a law in places
Russell, how was "A Salty Piece of Land"? What was the general storyline, is it a novel or a collection of loosly connected shorts, or...?

I Enjoyed 'Pirate' but didn't really get into Buffet's fiction. (I don't really read much fiction, though I enjoyed the 4 Patrick O'Brien novels I've read so far. I have to take them in small doses, reading one then waiting several weeks before I'm in the mood to start another.)
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Peter Trickett - Beyond Capricorn

Only for history buffs, mad Portuguese and the occasional marsupial.

Seriously, the author is a retired scientiic journalist who claims to show convincing proof that one Christopher Mendonca explored the East Coast of Australia a couple of hundred years before Jimmy Cook took his cruise of the South Seas.

I won't go into the details but it all relates to various ancient maps thought destoyed when the main Portuguese archives were destroyed by fire. Now, i'm not claiming that this is a proven theory. To date it has not been subject to the proverbial peer group assessment and apparently the claim is hotly disputed by main stream historians.

Many of you would have remembered the Gavin Menzies book "1421, the Year China discovered the World" . Now that seemed an interesting although farfetched idea and indeed his critics have fairly convincingly torn apart his theories.

Trickett's theory does seem more plausable than Menzies' and it will be interesting to see if it can stand up to serious study. I suspect it can.

If your tastes run to this kind of stuff (somewhat dry it must be admitted and not much sex and violence in it) give this a shot.
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Menzies was pretty whacked IIRC... He believed that the Chinese has explored most of the world, including North America, prior to the Europeans discovering it. Yeah, right...
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Alright - I went back since the last post of mine with the entire list and added any NEW suggestions since then as well as the Jimmy Buffett suggestions on pg. 3 - now I still need help in validating whether or not I have fiction under non-fiction and vice versa, unless you all do not think that's important - 181 non-fiction, 62 fiction = 243 total.

Unless someone suggest's Noah's "How to Construct an Ark 40x40x40 Cubits", "Flood Management", and "Cruising with 2 of Every Species", then I'd say we have a pretty comprehensive list - here is the most up-to-date lsit:

Non-Fiction
**Chapmon Piloting, Seamanship and Small Boat Handling by Chapman
*1421, The Year China Discovered the World by Gavin Menzies
*Annapolis Book of Seamanship, The
*Basic Keelboat Sailing Standard (ASA 101)
*Best of Sail Trim, The by Charles Mann (or Mason?)
*Boating Skills and Seamanship by USCG
*Boatowners Mechanical & Electrical Manual by Calder
*Complete Sailor, The: Learning the Art of Sailing by David Seidman
*Heavy Weather Sailing by Adlard Coles
*Ice Bird by David Lewis
*Long Way, The by Moitessier
*SEA VAGABOND'S WORLD by Bernard Moitessier
*Voyage for Madmen, A by Peter Nichols
*Voyager's Handbook, The: The Essential Guide to Blue Water Cruising by Beth A. Leonard
*Wanderer by Stirling Hayden
117 Days Adrift (World of Cruising) by Maurice Bailey
1421, the Year China discovered the World by Gavin Menzies
2005-2008 Racing rules of sailing at ISAF - Home
500 DAYS by Serge Testa
6 Frigates - History of the U.S. Navy
66 Days Adrift by William Butler
Across the Pacific in an Open Boat by Webb Chiles
Adrift by Steve Callahan
After the Storm by John Rousmaniere
Alan Lewrie series by Dewey Lambdin
ALL IN THE SAME BOAT by Tom Neale
All this and Sailing Too; autobiography of Olin Stephens
Alone across the Atlantic by Francis Chichester
Amaretto by Joe Upton
And The Sea Will Tell by Vincent Bugliosi
Ashley book of knots
AT ONE WITH THE SEA by Naomi James
Atlantic High by Willima F. Buckley, Jr.
Autobiography of Alan Villiers
Barefoot Navigator by Jack Lagan
Basic Coastal Navigation by Adlard Coles
Best Boats to Build or Buy by Ferenc Mate
Best of the Smeetons, The by Miles Smeeton - Once is Enough
Best of the Smeetons, The by Miles Smeeton - Sailors Classics
Better Boat Handling- Des Sleightholme
Beyond Capricorn by Peter Trickett
Blue Horizons: Dispatches from Distant Seas by Beth Leonard
Blue Latitudes by Tony Horwitz
Blue Water by Dr. Bob Griffith
Blue Water Green Skipper by Stuart Woods
Boater's Bowditch: The Small-Craft American Practical Navigator by Richard K. Hubbard
Bowditch after it's original author. The bible of marine navigation
BY WAY OF CAPE HORN by Alan Villiers
Capable Cruiser, The by Lin and Larry Pardey
Capable, The by Lin and Larry Pardey
Care and Feeding of the Sailing Crew, The by Lyn & Larry Pardy
Championship Tactics by Jobson
Circumnavigators, The by Don Holm's
Clean, Sweet Wind by Douglas Pyle
Coasting by Jonathan Raban
Commodore by James Bisset
Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual by Don Casey
Complete Rigger's Apprentice, The by Brian Toss
Complete Sailing Manual by Steve Sleight
CORK BOAT by John Pollack
Cruise of the Conrad by Allan Villier
Cruising at Last: Sailing the East Coast by Elliot Merrick
Cruising in Seraffyn by Lin and Larry Pardey
Cruising Life, The: A Commonsense Guide for the Would Be Voyager by Jim Trefethen
CRUISING UNDER SAIL by Eric Hiscock
Dan Spurr's Boatbook - Upgrading th Cruising Sailboat
Desparate Voyage by John Caldwell
Donald Street's OFFSHORE SAILING YACHT both I and II.
DOVE by Robin Lee Graham
Endurance by Earnest Shackleton or Lin & Larry Pardley?
Essentials of Living Aboard, The by Mark Nichols
EVERYTHING SAILING BOOK, THE by michael and Nikki Smorenburg
Evolution's Captain by Peter Nichols
Fair Wind and Plenty of It: A Modern-Day Tall Ship Adventure by Rigel Crockett
FASTNET FORCE 10 by John Rousmaniere
Fatal Storm: The Inside Story of the Tragic Sydney-Hobart Race by Rob Mundle
Firecrest Around the World by Alain Gerbault
Flirting With Mermaids by John Kretschmer
Flyboys by James Bradley
FORGOTTEN FACTOR, THE by C.A.Marchaj
From a Bare Hull by Ferenc Mate
Godforsaken Sea by Derek Lundy
Gone to come back by Jan De Groot
Gpysy Life by Clare Allard
Gypsy Moth Circles the World by Sir Francis Chichester
Handbook of Knots, The by Des Pawson
High Performance Sailing, by Frank Bethwaite
Hornblower series by C.S. Forester
How to read a Nautical Chart: A Complete Guide To The Symbols, Abbreviations and Data Displayed on Nautical Charts By Nigel Calder
How to Sail Around The World: Advice and Ideas for Voyaging Under Sail by Hal Roth
ICE by Tristan Jones
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick
Incredible Voyage, The by Tristan Jones
Kontiki by Thor Heyerdahl
Last Voyage Of The Lucette, The by Douglas Robertson
Lighthouse Stevensons, The by Bella Bathurst
Longitude by Dava Sobel
Loss of the Ship Essex, The by ? (moby dick boat)
Magellan by Pat Joyner
Maiden Voyage by Tania Aebi
MASTER OF THE MOVING SEA by Gladys Gowlland
MATE IN SAIL by James Gaby
Modern Cruising Under Sail by Don Dodds
Modern Wooden Yacht Construction by John Guzzwell
Nature of Boats, The by David Gerr
No shoes allowed by Jan De Groot
North into the Night by Alva Simon
Ocean Sailing Yacht by Don Street
Old Glory by Jonathan Raban
Once is Enough by Miles Smeeton
ONCE IS ENOUGH by Myles and Beryl Smeeton
ONE HAND FOR YOURSELF, ONE FOR THE SHIP by Tristan Jones
OPEN BOAT: ACROSS THE PACIFIC by Webb Chiles
Over the Edge of the World -- Magellan's Discovery
Oxford's Companion to ships and the Sea- Kemp- Reference
Passage from Paradise by Helen Smallwood
Passage to Juneau by Jonathan Raban
Pirate Hunter about William Kidd
Plot Your Course to Adventure by Roger Olson
Principles of Yacht Design byAdlard Coles
Racing with Cornelius Shields and the Masters...by Cornelius Shields
Red Sky in Mourning by Tami Oldham Ashcraft
Rescue in the Pacific: A True Story of Disaster and Survival in a Force 12 Storm by Tony Farrington
Rounding the Horn by Dallas Murphy
Royce's Sailing Illustrated
SAGA OF A WAYWARD SAILOR by Tristan Jones
Saga of the Cimba by Richard Maury
Sail Ho by James Bisset
Sail in a day by George O'day
Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum
Sailing fundamentals by Gary Jobson
Sailing in a Spoonful of Water by Joe Coomer
Sailing Life, The by Bob Bitchin
Sailing the Pacific by Miles Hordern
Sea Change: Alone Across the Atlantic in a Wooden Boat by Peter Nichols
Sea of Glory - U.S. Exploration Expedition in the 1800's
Sea of Glory by Nathaniel Philbrick
SEAWORTHINESS by C.A.Marchaj
Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat: A Guide to Essential Features, Handling, and Gear by John Vigor
Sensible Cruising: The Thoreau Approach by Don Casey and Lew Hackler
SERAFIN by Lin and Larry Pardey?
Sex Lives of Cannibals by J Marrten Prost
SHACKELTON'S BOAT JOURNEY by E.F. Middleton
Singlehanded Sailing: The Experiences and Techniques of the Lone Voyagers by Richard Henderson
Song of the Sirens by Ernest Gann
Sons of Sinbad by Alan Villiers
SOPRANINO by Colin Mudie and Patrick Ellam
Southern Voyages by Samuel Elliot Morrison
Spirit of Rose-Noelle, The by John Glennie
Storm Tactics Handbook by Lin and Larry Pardey
Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst, The by Nicholas Tomalin, Ron Hall
Survive the Savage Sea (Sailing Classics) by Dougal Robertson
Taking on the World by Ellen MacArthur
Tamata and the Alliance by Bernard Montessier
Temple of the Wind by Christopher Pastore
THE BOAT WHO WOULDN'T FLOAT by Farley Mowat
The Cruising Handbook by Nigel Calder
The Living Great Lakes by Jerry Dennis
THE OCEAN WAITS by Webb Chiles
THE WRECK OF THE MARY DEARE: *A Story of the Sea by Hammond Innes
There be no Dragons by Reece Palley
This Old Boat by Don Casey
Tinkerbelle by Robert Manry
TITLE UNKNOWN by Robin Knox-Johnson
To Rule the Waves by Arthur Herman
Total Loss by Jack H Coote
Tramps & Ladies by James Bisset
Trekka Round The World by John Guzzwell
TWO AGAINST CAPE HORN, Hal Roth
Undersatanding the Racing Rules by Dave Perry
Unforgiving Sea, The by J. E. McDonnell
Unlikely Passages by Reese Palley
Used Boat Notebook by John Kretschmer
Venturesome Voyages by J.C. Voss
Voyage by Stirling Hayden
VOYAGING THE PACIFIC by Miles Horden
Way of the Ship, The by Lundy
We Followed Odysseus by Hal Roth
Where is Joe Merchant by J Buffett
World Cruising Routes by Jimmy Cornell
World's best Sailboats by Ferenc Mate


Fiction
*Cape Horn: The Logical Route by Moitessier
*Sailing to the Reefs by Moitessier
*Tamata and the Alliance by Moitessier
*The Aubrey/Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER based on Lord's book
A Pirate Looks at 50 by Jimmy Buffet
A Salty Piece of Land by Jimmy Buffet
A Twist of Sand by Erskine Childers
Bolitho series by Kent
Bretheren of the Coast series by James Nelson
Caine Mutinty, The by Herman Wouk
Captain's Corageous by Rudyard Kipling
Civil War series by James Nelson
Come Hell or High Water by Claire Francis
Come on Sailors by Jimmy Buffet
Come Wind or Weather by Claire Francis
Cruel Sea, The by Nicholas Monsarrat
Dirk Pitt books by Clive Cussler
Dirk Pitt Revealed by Clive Cussler
Fire And Ice by Paul Garrison
First you have to row a little boat by Richard Bode
From a Bare Hull
Ghost Sea by Ferenc Mate
In an Adventure with Scientists by Gideon Defoe
J D Sleightholme's books
Landfall by Tony Gibbs
Logical Route, The by Moitessier
Lone Voyager by Joseph Garland
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
My Old Man and the Sea by David & Daniel Hays
My Old Man by Kevin Patterson
Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Outer Bridge Reach by Robert Stone
Perfect Storm, the by ?
Pirates, The by Gideon Defoe
Red Sky At Morning by Paul Garrison
Revolution at Sea saga by James Nelson
Riddle of the Sands, The by Erskine Childers
Running Fix by Tony Gibbs
Salt Water Poems and Ballads by John Masefield
Sea of Glory by Nathaniel Philbrick
Sea Officer William Bentley, The series, by Jan Needle - A Fine Boy for Killing
Sea Officer William Bentley, The series, by Jan Needle - the Sea Nymph
Sea Wolf by Jack London
Sea, The by David Hays
Sharpe series (Masterpiece Theater) by Bernard Cornwall
Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea by Gary Kinder
Story of Howard Blackburn, The
Survive the Savage Sea by Dougal Robertson
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransom
Tales of Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffet
The Kidd series by Julian Stockwin - Artemis
The Kidd series by Julian Stockwin - Mutiny and Quarterdeck
The Kidd series by Julian Stockwin - Seaflower
This is a Law in Places by Jimmy Buffet
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Twilight of the Gods by Ernest Gann
Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana
VOYAGE by Stirling Hayden
Voyage of the Snark by Jack London
Water In Between, The by Kevin Patterson
WE DIDN'T MEAN TO GO TO SEA, Arthur Ransome
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BTW, Webb Chiles has released three of his older, out of print, books as free PDF files. You can get them here. The books are Storm Passage, The Ocean Waits and The Open Boat.
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Menzies was pretty whacked IIRC... He believed that the Chinese has explored most of the world, including North America, prior to the Europeans discovering it. Yeah, right...
Menzies basically got carried away with it all. There is no doubt that Zheng's fleet existed and that it made some truely remarkable voyages well before Europeans ventured towards Asia. There is fairly good evidence to at least suggest that they visited the America's but the evidence that they visited Australia and New Zealand is somewhat less convincing.

If they did visit the America's it likely that it would have been the Pacific North Coast, that they visited, the East Coast does seem a long bow to draw although don't forget that well before Columbus the Basques were fishing for Cod off the Grand Banks and the Vikings had been coming and going for a goodly while as well.
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Moby Dick is Fiction? Bummer


Survive the Savage Sea by Dougal Robertson is Non-fiction

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Moby Dick is loosely based on the real-life events that occurred to the Nantucket-based whaling ship Essex. There is a book called "In the Heart of the Sea", by Nathaniel Philbrick which describes the events.
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Kernix, to the fiction list add the historical fiction of the American and British 18th Century navies by: James L. Nelson and Dewey Lambdin.
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