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Old 06-24-2011, 03:26 PM   #1
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I was chatting to my son yesterday afternoon about how nice it would be to drop out and go blue water cruising. I suggested that there must be a modern book along the lines of "I set off cruising with a £20 note and I've still got £15 left and had a ton of adventures on the way". A rough guide to living on a boat kind of thing.

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I was chatting to my son yesterday afternoon about how nice it would be to drop out and go blue water cruising. I suggested that there must be a modern book along the lines of "I set off cruising with a £20 note and I've still got £15 left and had a ton of adventures on the way". A rough guide to living on a boat kind of thing.

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Here is Lyn & Larry Pardy's website with blogs, references to their books, etc - Always good value. C L I C K
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Old 06-26-2011, 01:19 AM   #3
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Thanks for that
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Try "The Voyager's Handbook"...

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This one looks interesting, although I've only read excerpts online.

"A Voyage For Madmen" by Peter Nichols

http://books.google....epage&q&f=false

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I was chatting to my son yesterday afternoon about how nice it would be to drop out and go blue water cruising. I suggested that there must be a modern book along the lines of "I set off cruising with a £20 note and I've still got £15 left and had a ton of adventures on the way". A rough guide to living on a boat kind of thing.

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try a new sailing book just published called "Days of Deja vu" by Jonathan Reid on Kindle, it may be of some inspiration!
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I think the first book one should start with would be " Sailing around the world " Joshua Slocum. Its a great read and gives you an understanding that its not all beer and skittles. However as we all know the joy of waking up in a bay, all to your self is indescribable, especially on a sunny day !
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Other authors I would recomend would be David Lewis,he sailed for almost 65 years, especially his last book, Bernard Moitessier, on human endurance and sailing, Some of the Solo Sailors, such as Kay Cottee,
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My all time bible of inspiration when I built and sailed my boat was Eric and Susan Hiscock's "Cruising under sail" for a no nonsense common sense guide to boating, sailing, maintenance etc, some of which is outdated with today's technology, but his overall mastery of the cruising scene and humble way of writing brings pure pleasure to the world of boating and cruising in particular...
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There are three books that I have read in the Hiscock series, enjoyed them all, I also suggest Lyn Pardey as well
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Are you looking for an inspiration book, or just good a good sailing read? Check out Days of Deja vu by Jonathan Reid...amazon kindle.
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Just heard about that Deja Vu book. Some sailing friends of my wife, Liz, suggested she check it out. May have to do that.
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could that be a captain Al??
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What a case of deja vu, eh? PM Liz when you can....
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