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Old 04-21-2013, 05:04 PM   #1
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Books about boating

After the week from hell in Orlando, I'm sitting in the airport looking for something to read on what will undoubtedly be the plane ride from hell.

What books about our lifestyle do you like?

I've read everything Lynn Pardey has written twice. Voyaging under power of course. Fatty wrote a few. Bumfuzzle. What do you recommend?
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:28 PM   #2
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3 Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome A comedy about 3 guys cruising in a canal boat in Victorian England very funny. Seems it is a free download for Kindle

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Men_in_a_Boat

The Empire of Blue Water Francis Drake's voyages in the Caribbean
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:52 PM   #3
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"The Boat Who Wouldn't Float" by Farley Mowat.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:50 PM   #4
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Hemingway's Boat Paul Hendrickson

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In the Heart of the Sea Nathanial Philbrick

Endurance Alfred Lansing
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He did say "our lifestyle", so In the Heart of the Sea is out for me...

I'd suggest:
  • The Curve of Time - Wylie Blanchet proves you don't need a fraction of the stuff we think is necessary to cruise.
  • Fishing with John - Edith Iglauer; the newb goes to sea for love.
Both are non-fiction
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Voyaging Under Power, Fourth Edition, written by Capt Robert P Beebe, revised by Denis D Umstot.

Not light reading but it's probably the most informative book about long distance cruising I've ever come across.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:36 AM   #7
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He did say "our lifestyle", so In the Heart of the Sea is out for me...

I'd suggest:
  • The Curve of Time - Wylie Blanchet proves you don't need a fraction of the stuff we think is necessary to cruise.
  • Fishing with John - Edith Iglauer; the newb goes to sea for love.
Both are non-fiction
I was focused on the title of the thread, sorry. Although I think anything on or near the water/boats might possibly apply?
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Voyaging Under Power, Fourth Edition, written by Capt Robert P Beebe, revised by Denis D Umstot.

The first edition is less an advertisement for the folks that "revised" the tome , and is perhaps less biased.

Mid Sized Power Boats by D Pascoe is a book to read BEFORE you open your wallet ~!
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I second "The Curve of Time" for the same reason Northern Spy mentioned. I have actually given the book as a gift to people to help them better understand why we love this lifestyle...
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