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Found this on Sailworld.Sail-World.com : 'Thoughts, Tips, Techniques and Tactics for Solo Sailors-download free. Skimmed it and looks worth a through read.
My favorite book is A World of My Own, Robin Knox Johnson.
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Sorry If I'm repeating, didn't read the entire thread diligintly, but how about a little fun, relaxing, fiction?

Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton, published posthumously.
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Just finished "The Godforsaken Sea", which I picked up at my library's used book sale for $1. The story of the 1997 Vendee single-handed non-stop circumnavigation race. Very compelling stories, especially the rescue at sea of two of the racers. Before reading this book, I thought of the sailors who compete in these races as more crazy-ass daredevils than supremely technically skilled sailors, but this book cured me of that. Imagine flying a spinnaker on a 60 foot boat and having to change tacks; now imagine doing it at night; now imagine both of those, and add on that the wind is blowing thirty knots; add on that seas are thirty feet, and you have slept only 4 hours in the past 50. And its below zero out. Oh, yeah, you are alone too.
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From everything you said, they are both crazy-a** daredevils and supremely technically skilled sailors.
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Gudday! Great timing on this post! I'm desperately trying to remember a book that I think was posted on here once. Old book. Rare now. Think it was called something like The Floating Farm? Any help would be much appreciated.
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I may have posted this before but I enjoyed the on-line book
How "That" came about.
How THAT Came About - Part 1
Very fun read.

It only seems to open in IE not firefox for some reason.

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Gudday! Great timing on this post! I'm desperately trying to remember a book that I think was posted on here once. Old book. Rare now. Think it was called something like The Floating Farm? Any help would be much appreciated.
Sailing the Farm by Ken Neumeyer(1981) Ten Speed Press in California. A bit dated now but a cool hippy attitude
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Gudday! Great timing on this post! I'm desperately trying to remember a book that I think was posted on here once. Old book. Rare now. Think it was called something like The Floating Farm? Any help would be much appreciated.
I have a PDF of Sailing the Farm. PM me your email and I will send it along.
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I may have posted this before but I enjoyed the on-line book
How "That" came about.
How THAT Came About - Part 1
Very fun read.

It only seems to open in IE not firefox for some reason.
(It reads fine for me in FireFox.)

I love this quote: "Itís taken me time to understand it, but now I know that change sometimes comes to a man like a flying iguana through a thatched roof. The trick is to keep your eyes on the opening it makes in your roof... through it comes the fresh air and light."

Thanks for the link.
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