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Re: Recommended Reading
"A Sail of Two Idiots," by Renee D. Petrillo
What a great book. I am only a 1/10 of the way through, but I am enjoying all aspects of the book.
Ms. Petrillo and her husband (Michael) bought a Catamaran, but I don't think it is only valuable to potential multihull owners. In fact: I have never thought of a) owning a Cat; b) owning a boat over 23 ft; c) offshore cruising; or d) all of the above.
Another thing she writes about is the psychology. Things like, others are doing it (sailor in bad weather) why shouldn't I? Why didn't we cut our losses when we realized the engine wouldn't take us to the pull out?
This might be one of the best 'how to' book I have ever read.
What we did wrong / how to not do that.
What broke on this trip (do you have spares).
People you trust (other sailors) / people you don't (brokers, former owners...people trying to sell you a boat).
Dividing up the work, who is the captain?
The humor (I didn't think tech writers had it them).
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