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1 Hour Ago 08:45 PM
titustiger27
Re: Recommended Reading

How to Buy the Best Sailboat: An Updated Edition of the Leading Consumer Guide With a New Chapter on Selling a Boat (edit title/settings)
by Charles Gustafson (Author)

This is a great book. My version (the latest available I think) is a little dated, but like all good books it makes me think. Even if you just take a few things out of the book it will be helpful in buying a boat... kind of directed at new boats... and more to the point of what yo want out of a boat.. I like to pass books on, but the appendix is making this boat a keeper.

The other thing is it is more for boats much bigger than i am interested in at this point (30+ feet), but it is still valuable to think about size, materials, your use of the boat, how you are thinking about using your boat... etc.
1 Day Ago 06:59 PM
titustiger27
Re: Recommended Reading

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Originally Posted by David Beaupre View Post
Give my books Quest and Crew and Quest on the Thorny Path a try. They are the first two books of the Quest Series available on Amazon. Both books are humorous true accounts of transforming a 1986 Bayfield 36 cutter rigged sloop into better than bristol condition and sailing down to the Caribbean. Come along with Wendy and me as we become experienced cruisers.
Best regards and fair winds,
David Beaupre
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1 Day Ago 12:48 PM
ObsessionSTJ
Re: Recommended Reading

When we first started sailing I read, An Embarrassment of Mangoes, by Ann Vanderhoof. A great read and I could relate to many of her and her husbands experiences. Sailing the ICW down to Grenada. In fact, I am ready to reread this one!
03-06-2015 09:46 AM
David Beaupre
Re: Recommended Reading

Give my books
Quest and Crew Quest and Crew
and
Quest on the Thorny Path Quest on the Thorny Path
a try. They are the first two books of the Quest Series available on Amazon. Both books are humorous true accounts of transforming a 1986 Bayfield 36 cutter rigged sloop into better than bristol condition and sailing down to the Caribbean. Come along with Wendy and me as we become experienced cruisers.
Best regards and fair winds,
David Beaupre
12-30-2014 06:30 PM
titustiger27
Re: Recommended Reading

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Originally Posted by grnrngr View Post
I thought it was a good book but related to sailing about as much as Zen was related to motorcycles. That is, he was on one, but talking about other things.

I read several reviews (the amazon kind) that were kind of extreme mix.

Either 5 stars and the best book the person ever read
or 1 and it was the worse...

None talked about sailing. The theme of the books is 'quality'
12-30-2014 06:24 PM
grnrngr
Re: Recommended Reading

I thought it was a good book but related to sailing about as much as Zen was related to motorcycles. That is, he was on one, but talking about other things.
12-30-2014 09:14 AM
titustiger27
Re: Recommended Reading

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Originally Posted by grnrngr View Post
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Saw someone mention Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. After that book was released, Robert Persig bought a sailboat, named it Lila, and wrote another book about that.

snip
More later
I was looking for a review of Lila and found an excerpt here:

http://www.almabooks.com/excerpts/lila.pdf
12-30-2014 01:28 AM
grnrngr
Re: Recommended Reading

I didn't go all the way thru, but I didn't see anyone mention 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne. One of the first movies I saw as a kid and was deeply influenced. Capt. Nemo re-appears in Mysterious Island.
Next movie to impress me like that was PT 109. Read a book about it too, but don't remember the author. JFK's book Profiles in Courage is a good read. Kind of a list of his heroes.
Saw someone mention Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. After that book was released, Robert Persig bought a sailboat, named it Lila, and wrote another book about that.

Just finished Seafaring Women by Linda Grant De Pauw, it's a good book about women on the sea up til the world wars.

Picked up a copy of The Bluejacket's Manual published by the Naval Institute from 1950 somewhere back in the past. Sits on the shelf with my 1939 copy of Naval Customs, Traditions, and Usage by Lt. Cmdr. Leland P. Lovette, U.S.N., that my dad had in WW2.
Saw Kon-Tiki mentioned, Thor wrote another book called Aku-Aku about his experiences researching Easter Island.

Didn't see the Bounty Trilogy by Nordhoff and Hall mentioned, Hall also wrote one called The Far Lands, about fictional island life.

Pacific Graveyard by James A. Gibbs lists a history of wrecks on the PNW coast.

Dutton's Navigation and Piloting is a great reference.

Thence round Cape Horn by Robt. Erwin Johnson, the story of U.S. Naval Forces on Pacific Station 1818-1923

South by Sir Ernest Shackleton

The Best of the Pacific Coast San Francisco to British Columbia by Gerald W. Olmsted

The Custom of the Sea by Neil Hanson true sea survival story from 1884

Fatal Storm by Rob Mundle
Story about the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Race.

More later
11-07-2014 11:35 AM
WGEwald
Re: Recommended Reading

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Originally Posted by Group9 View Post
Sounds like your mother had some interesting times.
She was no Beverly Aadland. She didn't like Sinatra either. Her ideal man was a guy like Joel McRae.
11-07-2014 11:29 AM
Group9
Re: Recommended Reading

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My mother was a Girl Scout Mariner and her ship went with Irving Johnson for a week's cruise on the schooner Yankee. Sterling was the first mate. She thought he spent too much time admiring himself in the mirror :-D She would have been about 14 and he 19.
Sounds like your mother had some interesting times.
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