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Re: Stashing up on Reading and Video Material
One of the old stand-by series of books treasured by cruisers in the 70's was the Travis McGee series, written by John D. MacDonald. 21 books, each with a color in the title.
Arguably the best sailing stories are the Moitessier books. Whereas most sailing books are about the places the authors go, his are more about the sailing.
Deep Water and Shoal: William Albert Robinson is a good read of what it was like cruising, in the 30's (I believe).
The Wreck of the Mary Deare has been a favorite book of mine since high school. Don't forget the Hornblower series and the series written by Robert N. Macomber.
Good SciFi goes well on a sailing boat.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
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