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Thumbs up John Kretschmer

I just wanted to point out how amazing his books and stories are. I just finished reading "Flirting with Mermaids". AMAZING book. It was a real insight into what it takes to be a sailboat delivery skipper. I would recommend this book to anyone with a passion for sailing. I just started to read his other book, "At the mercy of the sea".... I CAN'T PUT IT DOWN!!!!!

Highly recommended.

Thanks John K.
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Are you recommending your own book? If you are, I'll make sure I don't read it.
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I was saying thank you to John K.
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I think Rabennett7 is expressing his thanks to John Kretschmer for writing good books.

I heard Kretschmer speak at the Chicago Boat Show last year, and he's a good storyteller, with a touch of humility. He doesn't need to use this forum to promote his books.
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Rebennett,
Sorry about that. I thought you were identifying yourself as John Kretschmer in your sign off. My back hurts at the moment, and I'm grumpy...
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Don't worry about it. It is true, I was just trying to say that I love his first book and highly recommend them. We all have our bad days.
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I read Flirting with Mermaids, and would recommend it as well.
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I just wanted to point out how amazing his books and stories are. I just finished reading "Flirting with Mermaids". AMAZING book. It was a real insight into what it takes to be a sailboat delivery skipper. I would recommend this book to anyone with a passion for sailing. I just started to read his other book, "At the mercy of the sea".... I CAN'T PUT IT DOWN!!!!!

Highly recommended.

Thanks John K.
I read "At the Mercy of the Sea" and had the same experience. I couldn't put the book down and it went all too fast.
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He is indirectly responsible for me biting the bullet and buying my trailer sailor a few days ago. One of his clients made the comment about having no respect for people that live lives of quiet desperation and it stung. I also loved the book!
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