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Joshua Slocum's "other" book, Voyage of the Liberdade, in which he tells of the loss of his ship in Brazil and how he built a 35' boat in which he sailed back to the US with his wife and two children. An amazing man.
Emergency Navigation, by David Burch
Red Mains'l, by Peter Pye.
I also second tdw's recommendation of James Bissett's trilogy, in which he went from rounding the Horn in sailing ships to commanding the Queen Mary.
Someone else has already mentioned Farley Mowat's The Boat Who Wouldn't Float, and I'd like to recommend that the chapter describing his purchase of the boat (involving a late night and a glass or two of Screech) be scanned directly into the "Buying a Boat" thread here. A cautionary tale.