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stpetersburgsailor 09-28-2009 07:54 PM

stellar sailing reads
Farley Mowat- The Boat Who Wouldn't Float

tdw 09-29-2009 12:02 AM

It's a beauty isn't it ? Great read. Highly recommended. How he managed to live through the experience is quite beyond me but amazingly he did..and his dog too.

johnshasteen 09-29-2009 10:14 AM

One of the best sailing books I've read is - John Rousmaniere's Fastnet Force 10: The Deadliest Storm in the History of Modern Sailing.

Faster 09-29-2009 10:32 AM

This has been fact it's a "sticky"....

stpetersburgsailor 09-30-2009 03:25 PM


Originally Posted by Faster (Post 527258)
This has been fact it's a "sticky"....


casioqv 09-30-2009 04:44 PM


Originally Posted by stpetersburgsailor (Post 527144)
Farley Mowat- The Boat Who Wouldn't Float

I love that book! I read it when I was a kid (3rd grade!) and just finished re-reading it to my wife last Saturday. I couldn't stop laughing the whole time.

Any ideas on what was wrong with the boat? My wife and I decided there was probably a major design flaw in the hull- such as spacing the planks wrong, or using the wrong wood which makes it impossible to seal up. Of course, the fact that it was built new for a cost of $200 doesn't speak very well towards it's quality.

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