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Old 10-08-2012, 08:27 AM   #15
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The reason you may be seeing .99 on all sites and Auzzie 2.99 on all sites and me seeing "no such pricing" may be ISP related.

Whatever site you go to, your IP says you are from one place, the same place. so the price reflects that.

Try hooking through a VPN with servers in various countries, see what happens when Amazon thinks you come from somewhere different?

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Old 12-22-2012, 08:30 AM   #16
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Lol Sir, this was funny..and what you wrote to him was a marvelous comment..it really expressed your anger and frustration of feelings inside you..

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Old 12-22-2012, 11:31 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Lance Gettler View Post

...Unfortunately this is one of those situations where you ended up with a book that was well below your level of expertise and not intended for you. As the title implies, it is a list of 25 things every sailor needs. Someone with your expertise undoubtedly knows 25 basic items every sailor needs. The book was aimed toward the newbie sailor looking for a starting point & I'll concede that it wasn't the greatest thing I've ever written, but fills a specific need...
..Oh – and I drink way too much.
I'm coming late to this party, but I can't resist.

Back when Cruiser Log was first started, I provided my "Cruising Dictionary" to CL free of charge. When Lighthouse commented that if I did so, I couldn't later publish it and charge for it. I said then that I understood; offering it free on CL was still cheaper for me than what I had been doing for cruisers we met - printing it out and giving the printout to them for free.

It's still offered for free, it's fairly long (30, 50, ?? pages), and usually referred to as "Cruising FAQ's", with a link Cruising information, sailing FAQ's, questions and answers and dictionary.

I cheerfully acknowledge that I am no expert on anything, but I am a pretty good listener who has learned something new from just about everyone I've ever met. And those lessons, plus the insights from the many mistakes that Peter and I made as we cruised, are what I freely give back to the cruising community.

But we are cruisers.

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Old 12-24-2012, 08:13 PM   #18
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I started out to wander the oceans of this third rock from the sun 37 years ago. After reading so many boring cruising books (Chichester was the worst) I decided not to write a book nor make a video about sailing around the world. Here I am still in the Pacific Ocean................. I did set up a blogspot to let my family, friends, and relatives know what I'm up to.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:14 PM   #19
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Dear Auzzi. It is indeed hard to find a good book about sailing. I am an author of " Between the Devil and the Deep...Memoirs of a Maverick Priest." IT IS NOT ALL AB OUT SAILING. Only half the book deals with sailing down through the Caribbean. You might find that part interesting. I have an even better book underway about sailing in the Caribbean. It is not a tour guide or navigation direction, but rather, my feelings--fear, fantasy, joy, friendships and hallucinations. If I ever get it printed it will be called Down Island. ames
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:13 PM   #20
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I have to agree with the initial post... not about Gettlers ability or any of that but about the books that are out there... modern publishing has become a way for people to try to make a buck off the mediocre...

it's sad... it's nearly impossible to find good books these days for all the chaff one has to winnow through...

We live on a totally off grid homestead and are about to start building a 34ft sailboat in the barn... everyone keeps telling me to write a book... about how we built off the grid and about the boat building process... these are of course people who have never swung a hammer or set foot on the deep blue. I keep telling them... it's really nothing worth writing about... and it isn't...

... of course I may eat my own words one day if I get really desperate and decide to pander to the masses who live vicariously through others less mediocre than their own accomlishment.

as to new reading... I tend to look back for older books... ... oh... and anything that is out of copywrite is FREE to download from any one of a ton of sites... and then you can convert it to kindle format for free as well...

“The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows where he is going.” (Epictetus 55 - 135 AD)

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