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Jay A 07-24-2006 01:49 AM

RE: Nautical Literature
 

Snapper Head - 7/23/2006 9:37 PM Jay A, Yeah, but will I LIKE the book? :grin: Big Al Black Sheep
You'll like it!

Opppps I should havetyped " It's the perfect BOOK for the THT crowd"!

Even though many claim to have the perfect boat.....I don't think one has been built yet!

Wagon1 07-24-2006 09:36 AM

Re: Nautical Literature
 
"Survive the Savage Sea". I read it when I was very young. A family is on a trip in a sailboat and it goes down quickly. Amazing true story of how they survived for about a month. I do not recall the author. I highly recommend it.

Themis Sal 07-24-2006 09:41 AM

Re: Nautical Literature
 
On The Run (Fisherman's Journey Down the Striper Coast)

Blues, by John Hersey

kusboat 07-26-2006 12:06 PM

RE: Nautical Literature
 
The Doc Ford Series by Randy Wayne White.

evernic 07-26-2006 03:04 PM

RE: Nautical Literature
 

Snapper Head - 7/20/2006 10:36 PM

Does anyone remember a book written by a guy who was adrift in the tropical atlantic for 70 odd days? He was sailing singlehandedly around the world, and the name of his boat (a sloop, if recall) was 'Napoleon Solo'. I think this happened in the early 80's????

Adrift???? Does that sound right?

Anyhow, I read it many years ago, and it always stuck with me, how he described his days in a rubber liferaft. Fascinating.

Big Al
Yeah..tryin' to think of the title...78 days in a raft..sailbote went down..ended up in the carribean...great story.. :thumbsup:

go-fish 07-26-2006 04:57 PM

RE: Nautical Literature
 

floundermeister - 7/22/2006 7:33 AM

I believe the book was called Adrift by Stephen Callahan


Excellent book!

also try "My Old Man and the Sea" by Daniel and David Hays

about a father and son sailing around Cape Horn


floundermeister 07-27-2006 10:05 AM

RE: Nautical Literature
 
Fubar's book when it is complete. Parts of it are in this forum.

KathleenV 07-29-2006 04:53 PM

Re: Nautical Literature
 
Well, of course I agree with Jay's suggestion! However, though I'm not really a "boat" person, a novel that I loved that no one has mentioned, is The Nautical Chart by Arturo Perez-Reverte (I don't know how to make links here): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/015...088906?ie=UTF8

I literally could not put it down. Perez-Reverte also wrote a book called Queen of the South that has a very exciting section in it about running drugs through the Straits of Gibralter.

Another great book is The Voyage of the Narwhal by Andrea Barrett (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/039...e=UTF8&s=books)

I'm glad I discovered this board (thanks to Jay!) I have a novel coming out in January that is set against the maritime history of the Great Lakes (where I grew up) and the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway to international commerce in 1957. I hope some of you folks will take a look at it when it is published. It is titled The Old Mermaid's Tale and its web site is http://www.oldmermaidinn.com

Enjoy!

KathleenV 07-29-2006 04:55 PM

Re: Nautical Literature
 
Well, of course I agree with Jay's suggestion! However, though I'm not really a "boat" person, a novel that I loved that no one has mentioned, is The Nautical Chart by Arturo Perez-Reverte (I don't know how to make links here): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/015...088906?ie=UTF8

I literally could not put it down. Perez-Reverte also wrote a book called Queen of the South that has a very exciting section in it about running drugs through the Straits of Gibralter.

Another great book is The Voyage of the Narwhal by Andrea Barrett (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/039...e=UTF8&s=books)

I'm glad I discovered this board (thanks to Jay!) I have a novel coming out in January that is set against the maritime history of the Great Lakes (where I grew up) and the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway to international commerce in 1957. I hope some of you folks will take a look at it when it is published. It is titled The Old Mermaid's Tale and its web site is http://www.oldmermaidinn.com

Enjoy!

KathleenV 07-29-2006 04:56 PM

Re: Nautical Literature
 
Sorry fot posting twice........... clearly I don't know what I am doing......

Snapper Head 07-29-2006 05:39 PM

Re: Nautical Literature
 

KathleenV - 7/29/2006 2:56 PM

Sorry fot posting twice........... clearly I don't know what I am doing......
In that case, you'll fit right in :grin:

Big Al


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