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In need of a birthday Idea...

My Dad has recently become interested in sailing and is looking into building his own sail boat. His birthday is coming up and I was thinking of getting him a sailing book or magazine. Are there any books that are just a must have for sailing? Let me know any ideas.

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The Nature of Boats by David Geer

A romp through the of how and why boats are built and designed they way they are, both the good, the bad and the ugly - with just enough science / real formula's thrown in to let the amatuer know that they really should just buy the plans
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If your Dad recently became interested in sailing, then in my opinion, the single most educational sailing book for begiinners is The Complete Sailor, by David Seidman. Excellent illustrations, a great read and terrific library addition for sailors of all levels.

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I like your idea of a magazine. You might consider picking up one of the recommended books, and if it's within your budget you could toss in a magazine subscription as well. If he truly is interested in building his own boat, I'd suggest any one of these:

Messing About In Boats

Small Craft Advisor

Wooden Boat
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As an antique book buff I have to throw in my two cents, if your dad loves old things, The New American Practical Navigator by Nathaniel Bowditch might be something he would treasure (I would)
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My Dad has recently become interested in sailing and is looking into building his own sail boat. His birthday is coming up and I was thinking of getting him a sailing book or magazine. Are there any books that are just a must have for sailing? Let me know any ideas.

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Just buy him a years subscription of Playboy....a box of tissues and a nice DVD player

If he's building his own boat, he will want to see how screwed people look like

Also, better idea...just take him to a Bank, and tell him to put the money there...better for him.....buy him a nintendo.....or a rubber doll

shaving the head is optional....
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Just buy him a years subscription of Playboy....a box of tissues and a nice DVD player

If he's building his own boat, he will want to see how screwed people look like

Also, better idea...just take him to a Bank, and tell him to put the money there...better for him.....buy him a nintendo.....or a rubber doll

shaving the head is optional....
Ohhh, great. I bet I get a nasty PM on this one....
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Think Giu scared away little Rebecca? On the other hand, she could be online with Playboy subscriptions right now.
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Dear God. I am not allowing my children anywhere near this place! DJ, i was going to say that I bought Bowditch this summer and that I am really enjoying it (that is before I was totally grossed out by Giu)
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Why??? what did I say??? I just told the truth.....the guy's building his own boat...she's asking for a book....get him a book on how to build a boat.....what guarantees does she has he will ever finish it???

Build first..... then read about sailing....

Man you guys are nasty...one can't be open minded and tell the truth anymore.....

I still think his money in the bank is better
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