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post #311 of 541 Old 02-14-2010
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The three books I'd take if that was the limit:

Calder: Boatowners Manual for Mechanical and Electrical Systems (2nd edition - far superior to the text in the newer 3rd edition)

Calder: Cruisers Handbook

Letcher, John: Self Steering for Small Craft

(I haven't read all 32 pages of this topic, could be repeats)

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Like everyone else, I'd like to tell you about the great books I've recently read, and can't help myself. Someone... stop...me...

"North to the Night": Only 2 or 3 people have mentioned this one. Why? True, I closed the book not sure if I liked the arrogant sob or not, but it was a fantastic and intelligent tale.

"Der Orkan": Arrogant sob (me) didn't bother to look up title in English. Great reporting of the Sydney-Hobart disaster caused and endured by a bunch of.. well, you get it.

"Over the Edge of the World": Read it. More sobs than you can count.

"The First Voyage of the Joshua": Great read. Did I mention the author is an arrogant...hmmm...

"Voyage to Juneau": Painful but beautiful. Author shows his pain but hides behind his arrogance.

So is it just me, or do I only read (and enjoy) sailing books by... jerks? Maybe it is more evidence that most of us sailors are antisocial loners who just want to belong.

Hi, everybody!

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Sturmunddrang, How does the idiom “Sturm und drang” translate into English? I understand the literal translation to be “storm and stress”, but does it mean something like “tempest”? or “squall”?
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Sturmunddrang, How does the idiom “Sturm und drang” translate into English? I understand the literal translation to be “storm and stress”, but does it mean something like “tempest”? or “squall”?
"Thunder and Lightning" is probably the best translation of the intent of the phrase, but "Storms and Desire" works for me too.

... or, you could say "bombast(ic)"

Did I mention my wife liked "An Embarrassment of Mangos"? As a book, a bit on the weak side, but as a way to get the better half dreaming, much better!
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Looking for engine used or brand new for Hunter 27 . Did some one have good plug to find a good deal
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Just picked up a copy of Dougal Roberson's Sea Survival: A Manual from a local used bookstore. Hopefully pick up a few tidbits from someone whose been there done that. It was alot less than I could have gotten it on Amazon.

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"0verboard" by Michael Tougias. New non-fiction sailing story...you won"t be able to put it down.

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Oceans: The Threats to Our Seas and What You Can Do to Turn the Tide

The kind of book that makes you want to go see everything now...
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Sturmundrang.....I know its a month since your last post but should you read this, and presuming you meant "Passage to Juneau" by Jonathan Raban I'm gobsmacked by your suggestion that Raban is arrogant. OK, maybe I am biased cos he is one of my very favourite authors and yes he does have that very English stiff upper lip reserve about him but arrogant ? I think not.

That said PTJ is a treasure. Along with Raban's "Coasting" it is one of my all time favourites and is responsible for kick starting my long distance love affair with the Pacific North West.

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Overboard! by Michael Tougias
5 people get caught in a raging storm on the way to Bermuda
Probably the most exciting true story I've ever read.
It is truly a book that's hard to put down
Don't read it while at sea or it will make you nervous
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