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06-15-2015 09:42 PM
Re: Book - Sail the Farm

I have an actual print copy (along with the PDF). The author, Ken Neumeyer, had a tragic accident shortly after the book was published in 1981 which resulted in a severe disability, but his work lives on.

Buy it. Read it. Well worth the time and money.
06-15-2015 08:52 PM
Capt Len
Re: Book - Sail the Farm

I remember when 'Sailing the Farm ' came out :read it and thought,'wow ,we're not alone' ;what my partner and I had been doing all along. Living aboard on this coast with a limited budget and ingenuity automatically leads you to a similar situation. Working in town to pay the marina bill doesn't.
06-15-2015 08:09 PM
Re: Book - Sail the Farm

Oh, I guess it's not related then. I haven't read the book or even looked at the link posted yet. Have been in and out of the house all day. Just thought with the same name, they'd be related. I think the thing I'm talking about is also about being self sufficient at sea, but right now, their boat is still being built, so being on land, they're farming and taking the steps to move everything they can onto the boat. It looks like a big boat... not huge, but maybe 50 or so feet, so they might build in small areas on deck for gardening, and I wouldn't be surprised if they make a chicken coop. I'd love to have chickens on a boat. Haha. Fresh eggs every day, and the way they peck around and interact with each other just brings a smile to my face. Chickens are good for morale, I bet. Plus, if the sh*t hits the fan and you find yourself engineless and demasted offshore, you've got fresh meat.
06-15-2015 07:40 PM
Re: Book - Sail the Farm

You'd have to think that the book and the website are not related. The book is about growing stuff on board and overall self sufficiency. It was published in California and doesn't mention a farm where the boat was being or was to be built.

Has some really useful information but overly vego based for my liking. Not that I mind vego, some of my best friends and all that but after a few weeks of vego I seriously crave dead animal.
06-15-2015 05:53 PM
John Casey
Re: Book - Sail the Farm

Tbone, I have no idea if it is the same book, perhaps an later edition or something someone built on.

The one in the link above is from 1981.
06-15-2015 05:32 PM
Re: Book - Sail the Farm

(I haven't downloaded or read it, but...) I found out about Sailing the Farm on Couchsurfing, but didn't know there was a book. How old is it? They live outside of Oslo and get people from around the world to volunteer working the land and helping build their boat. They started building an aluminum boat years ago and anyone that comes to stay with them helps in all aspects of the farm, from plowing and sowing seeds, maintaining the farm, building the boat, cooking, cleaning, etc. People stay for free and are encouraged to spend at least a month, but can stay as long as they like. There are a lot of pictures on Couchsurfing of the farm and their boat being built, and they write a little e-newsletter or blog about once a month.

This is the same farm, right? It's got the same name anyway. On Couchsurfing, they call it "Sailing the Farm: the SeaGypsy Tribe of Tomorrow", or something like that.
01-27-2015 01:08 PM
John Casey
Re: Book - Sail the Farm

Here's a link that works.
04-02-2012 02:23 AM
Re: Book - Sail the Farm

I liked a lot of it, found some a bit dated, and possibly a bit risky legally. Entertaining read though. Stuff like catching fish in tropical waters to ship, and glueing gold coins in the bilge come to mind. Would have loved to seen a later updated version!

For those of you out there with E-readers like me. Check out, and especially the calibre software. It is a brilliant library program I have used for the past few years, won't convert every PDF perfectly, but does a fairly decent job. I think this PDF is actually .jpgs and may still need OCRing though.
12-03-2011 08:10 AM
bad link

Your first link returns an access forbidden MSG
12-03-2011 02:35 AM
I was finally able to find this today.

Found it by Googleing "Sailing the Farm". The 5th search result was a off copy of it.
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