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Slocum-his single handed voyage around the world-no engine-only a pair of oars.

Cooks Voyages of Discovery-there is one amusing episode where the ships Doctor who wrote the journal spends several pages describing symptoms amongst the natives that are just like those of Syphilis-but how could this be as ships crews would never fratenise with the natives!!
I loved Slocum's dry humor. Especially how he referred to himself as the "spray's crew"!

As for the natives....must not have put toilet paper down on the commode seats like my grandmother taught me!
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I agree A Voyage for Mad Men is a great read.
How about Joshua Slocum's Sailing Alone Around the World
David Vann's A Mile Down this will make you think!
Another good one that was given to me is Laurence Bergreen's Over the Edge of the World Story of Magellan, good book.
All true stories
A book I found helpful is Sailing Fundamentals by Gary Jobson with the ASA and USCG
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I just got CHAPMAN Piloting & Seamanship which is by all accounts a 1000 page text book, on top of that I also got Inspecting the Aging Sailboat and The Voyagers Handbook: The Essential Guide to Blue Water Cruising.
Needless to say i've got my hands full for awhile. I will post back up some after thoughts when i'm finished.
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Just finished "the final voyage" about New Bedford's whaling fleet's demise.

Good history, but not much about sailing per se. If your looking for good nautical reads, I'd leave this one on the shelf.
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The Thousand Dollar Yacht & The Coast of Summer
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I second Sailing Dog's nomination for "Maiden Voyage" by Tania Aebi. I also recommend a classic - "Adrift" by Steven Callahan. Although this incident happened in 1981, there is still a lot of interest about it. In fact, I saw Steven Callahan on a talk show just last year. The most amazing thing to me is that he made landfall at Maria Gallante in the West Indies, very close to the course he projected using only primative navigation instruments.
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OK, My favorites have to be Sailing Alone Around the World, by Joshua Slocum (talk about how we need electronics to get there and back), and anything by the late Tristan Jones. And for great eye candy, coffee table reading material-- either edition (1983 or 2003) of Ferenc Mate's "The World's Greatest Sailboats." It'll set you back fifty bucks of so, but you'll enjoy it for years and probably have it longer than your current sailboat.
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the" sailors sketch book" is great and a fiction great is "a salty peice oc land"
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How to Sail Around the World - Hal Roth
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Great thread !
Just one of the things I was hopeing for , insted if getting them here helter skelter from random threads..

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