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Good sailing books

Post by dlandersson » Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:13 am

Since I'm now in the process of putting up Soggy Paws for the winter, the time has come to find other ways to pass the time. :)

The previous thread on books is locked, so I thought I'd start a new one. James Nelson seems to do a very nice job of sorta - military sea stories, especially is you have a kindle. Just finished his "Norse" series - pretty good. http://www.jameslnelson.com/ 8)
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Re: Good sailing books

Post by Rackman » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:37 pm

Just finished Bob Bitchin's book....Biker to Sailor...good fast read!

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Re: Good sailing books

Post by J-- » Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:14 pm

Trekka Round the World

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Re: Good sailing books

Post by FishyFabs » Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:00 am

Reading A Storm Too Soon. By Michael J Touglad. So far do good based on a real rescue.

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Re: Good sailing books

Post by Herschel » Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:16 am

Just finished "Captain Courageous" by Rudyard Kipling. Great classic; it has a lot about fishing in the Grand Banks in the late 19th/early 20th century with sailing schooners and dories. The main focus, however, is how the hard work of commercial fishing and sailing builds character in young men. :!:

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Re: Good sailing books

Post by Azzarac » Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:33 am

Fiction: I really enjoyed Tom Wells' "Superior Run". Entertaining, fast read though somewhat predictable.

Historical Fiction: William C. Hammond does an outstanding job of bringing the American Revolution to life in "A Matter of Honor". He takes historical facts and fills in the unknown parts of famous characters' lives with probable story lines. I am currently reading his next book in the series "For Love of Country" which promises to be just as interesting.

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Re: Good sailing books

Post by Seapup » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:55 am

Just finished Bob Bitchin's book....Biker to Sailor...good fast read!
Walking along at the Annapolis boat show last weekend...

Me: "hey there is bob over there"

kate: "who?" "what?"

5 second pause from her, then a fit of giggles. "Oh we have to meet him"

So we went over and shook his hand and said hi :D

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