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post #31 of 541 Old 08-15-2006
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Great idea

Great idea to have this made a sticky Sonofasonofasailor. I just placed orders for several of these suggestions here. I read all of the O'Brian books and I thoroughly enjoyed them.

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If you own a boat you need to own Calder's 'Boatowners Mechanical & Electrical Manual'. Best $40 tool in boating. But a rather dry read.
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sonofa - Great Thread!!

Taking on the World by Ellen MacArthur

Glad to see Slocum finally made the list. It was interesting reading Chichester's account following Slocum's. Motissier is next on my list.
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Total Loss

Total Loss
Author: Jack H Coote

A well organized collection of first hand accounts of vessels lost at sea. Different causes are grouped together. It contains intense descriptions at times.

This is good background and motivation for managing the risks on your own vessel.

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High Performance Sailing, by Frank Bethwaite. Will change the way you think about wind.

Seconded on Don Street's Ocean Sailing Yacht, although they're getting dated and his enthusiasm for wooden boats borders on insanity...
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I just read "A Voyage for Madmen" by Nichols. It was a very sobering read, a real eye-opener.
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"Blue Latitudes" is a book you guys should check out.
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I just read “Ghost Sea” by Fereng Mate, great book taking place in the Pacific Northwest about a century ago. I highly recommend it. I have on order The Wicked Trade : Jan Needle , Tamata and the Alliance : Bernard Moitessier , A Fine Boy for Killing : Jan Needle, and An Embarrassment Of Mangoes : Ann Vanderhoof I will let you know how it goes. I will see if I can order "Blue latitudes"

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"Blue Water" by Dr. Bob Griffith

The two "Firecrest" books later consolodated into one called "Firecrest Around the World" by Alain Gerbault

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I will check it out also, thanks.
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