Read any good books lately? - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11-23-2002
dnr dnr is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 30
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
dnr is on a distinguished road
Read any good books lately?

The older I get, the more I enjoy reading good books on sailing adventure(non-fiction)or sailing advice. I''ve recently re-read some of my old standby''s, and am looking for recommendations for something new.

A sampling of my standbys are:
Close to the Wind (Pete Goss) excellent,,
The Long Way (Bernard Moitessier) excellent,,
Swan second voyage (Jim Moore)good,,
Seraffyn (Lin & Larry Pardey) good,,

On my want list are : Heavy Weather Sailing (Coles) and Nigel Calders Cruising.

Anyone recommend these or others?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 11-23-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
gunnyman1 is on a distinguished road
Read any good books lately?

Try After 50,000 Miles by Hal Roth.Full of good info and genuines good sail boat info.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 11-23-2002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 459
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 14
DuaneIsing is on a distinguished road
Read any good books lately?

dnr,

I sure enjoyed Calder''s Cruising Handbook. He is biased toward heavier cruising boats, but I like how he examines many aspects of a challenge/problem and offers his perception of the pros/cons of any approach.

Duane
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 11-25-2002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 216
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
maestro is on a distinguished road
Read any good books lately?

I just read "All For A Bottle of Whisky" a cruising story . Good eye candy at night to read. Makes me want to pack up today and shove off.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 11-25-2002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 2,565
Thanks: 3
Thanked 20 Times in 18 Posts
Rep Power: 13
Sailormon6 will become famous soon enough
Read any good books lately?

I enjoyed Francis Chichester''s books, especially the one about his solo circumnavigation, when he tried to beat the time of the clipper ships.

Heavy Weather Sailing by Adlard Coles is excellent. He sailed and raced small boats in the North Atlantic, and tried every imaginable storm sailing technique. He discusses the pros and cons of every imaginable storm sailing technique.

Tristan Jones wrote several good books. He was very salty in his language and attitude, and, in one book, sailed a small boat into the north polar ice pack, and in another book, he mostly sailed and partly portaged his boat from west to east across South America, exiting via the Amazon River.

The Bounty Trilogy is a great read, even if you have seen the movie. The first part describes the cruise of the Bounty, and the mutiny. The second part describes the cruise of the Pandora, which was sent out by the British to capture the mutineers and bring them back for trial. The third part describes the trial of the mutineers who were captured. One of the segments (I think the first) also recounts Bligh''s 3600 mile cruise in the small, leaky, ship''s launch after the mutiny, which is considered one of the greatest small boat trips in history.

Also, read one of the several books written about the attempt to reach the south pole by Ernest Shackleton. His ship, the Endurance, was beset in ice and crushed. He and his crew sailed three small boats to uninhabited Elephant Island, and then he and four others sailed a small boat across Cape Horn to a whaling station on a small island. This was also one of the great small boat voyages.

Check the computerized catalogue in your local library for the titles of Chichester''s and Jones''s various books, and for books about the Shackleton trip.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 11-27-2002
Senior Nappy Headed Ho
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 734
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Denr is an unknown quantity at this point
Read any good books lately?

I recently finished "The Proving Ground" by G. Bruce Knecht. This is a factual account of the 1997 Sydney to Hobart race, some of it told by Larry Ellison (heís such a weenie) of Oracle Software. I throughly enjoyed it. The first person to send me their address (to my personal page) will be mailed my copy of the book, why I''ll even sign it!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 11-27-2002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 459
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 14
DuaneIsing is on a distinguished road
Read any good books lately?

Denr,

Gotta agree with you there, too; I really enjoyed the book. The way some of those "sailors" were portrayed, it makes you realize that a lot of times it''s much more about personal character and fortitude than boat knowledge.

Duane
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 11-27-2002
garyp's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Near the Pamlico River, North Carolina
Posts: 126
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
garyp is on a distinguished road
Read any good books lately?

"A Unit of Water, a Unit of Time" (think I got that right) is a wonderful portrait of Joel White and some boat carpenters in Brooklin Mass, as is "Wooden Boats", about the Gannon & Benjamin yard. Olin Stephen''s autobiography "All this and Sailing, Too" is fabulous, my candidate for book of the year. If you like nautical mysteries try anything by Sam Llewellyn, but especially "The Shadow in the Sands." When all else fails read Josh Slocum again.
As you can tell, boating in Alaska for much of the year takes place in an armchair. At least here in the interior.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 11-27-2002
SailorMitch's Avatar
Senior Moment
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: MD
Posts: 1,931
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
SailorMitch will become famous soon enough
Read any good books lately?

Hey Denr, check your messages!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 11-29-2002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 353
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 14
gershel is on a distinguished road
Read any good books lately?

Hi,Try "Drag Device Data Base".Mundane title for a book of first-hand accounts of boats like ours in storm conditions. I''ve read mine ''til it''s dog-eared
Marc
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cruising beginner Seanmc Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 7 09-01-2014 11:13 AM
First time sail boat buyer martinojon Boat Review and Purchase Forum 20 05-26-2014 10:16 PM
What would you buy for $100,000? swo104 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 130 08-30-2013 12:51 PM
Books to read? acmecoyote General Discussion (sailing related) 0 11-15-2002 05:23 PM
buying first boat jerrycooper14 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 21 04-23-2002 03:15 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:54 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.