Small boat long cruise stories?

Small boat long cruise stories?

Post by Dave Stro » Sat, 23 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Has anyone got any good small boat (25 - 30 ft) long distance cruising
stories to sustain me during the upcoming long winter re-fit?

Much appreciated.

dave.
(who, for the next 4 months, will be refered to as "that guy
who lives under the tarp in the corner of the boat yard")
--
Dave Strout

1965 Tartan 27
Hull #60

 
 
 

Small boat long cruise stories?

Post by Dick Bukre » Sat, 23 Nov 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> Has anyone got any good small boat (25 - 30 ft) long distance cruising
> stories to sustain me during the upcoming long winter re-fit?

> Much appreciated.

> dave.
> (who, for the next 4 months, will be refered to as "that guy
> who lives under the tarp in the corner of the boat yard")
> --
> Dave Strout

> 1965 Tartan 27
> Hull #60

Have you read "My Old Man and the Sea"?  Now out in paper.  Just
finished it.  Enjoyed it.  Story of father & son going around the Horn
in a home-made 25 ft boat.  Book's too short to sustain you for the
_winter_, but maybe good for a few evenings.  :)

Regards,
--

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Small boat long cruise stories?

Post by jdfr » Sat, 23 Nov 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
> Has anyone got any good small boat (25 - 30 ft) long distance cruising
> stories to sustain me during the upcoming long winter re-fit?

> Much appreciated.

> dave.
> (who, for the next 4 months, will be refered to as "that guy
> who lives under the tarp in the corner of the boat yard")
> --
> Dave Strout

> 1965 Tartan 27
> Hull #60

Oh yes.  Good small boat stories.  I am spending the winter up to my but in
boat projects and I could stand to hear from some people leading the good
life on a boat I could have before before I retire.

JD

 
 
 

Small boat long cruise stories?

Post by Howard Cro » Mon, 25 Nov 1996 04:00:00

Try "My Old Man and the Sea"...
Around the "Horn" on a 23'er that they built themselves...
A great tale.
HNC

 
 
 

Small boat long cruise stories?

Post by Joseph McWilliam » Mon, 25 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
> Has anyone got any good small boat (25 - 30 ft) long distance cruising
> stories to sustain me during the upcoming long winter re-fit?

Dave,

Look at the nautical nonfiction book list at

<http://euler.sfasu.edu/booklists/nautnonf.html>

This should give you years of good reading material.

Joe McWilliams

 
 
 

Small boat long cruise stories?

Post by svaotea.. » Tue, 26 Nov 1996 04:00:00

There is also the Tanya Aebi(sp?) story. She went around the world in a 26
footer. She was so amazingly unprepared that it makes you believe luck is
more important than preparation.

She obviously has guts, determination and the ability to learn. Also the
ability to say "been there done that"

 
 
 

Small boat long cruise stories?

Post by Guajardo Pau » Tue, 26 Nov 1996 04:00:00

I enjoyed Scott Carpenter's book on sailing around the u.s. by way of the
panama c***abouard a Nor' Sea 27.  I think the title is "Christina" or
perhaps "Voyage of..."


--pg

 
 
 

Small boat long cruise stories?

Post by Michael Neal McGe » Tue, 26 Nov 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> I enjoyed Scott Carpenter's book on sailing around the u.s. by way of the
> panama c***abouard a Nor' Sea 27.  I think the title is "Christina" or
> perhaps "Voyage of..."


> --pg

I thought Tristan's Sea Dart was only 20 ft.

--
Mike, S/V Moonshadow, at: http://SportToday.org/~michae18/moonshadow.htm

 
 
 

Small boat long cruise stories?

Post by morto » Wed, 27 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>There is also the Tanya Aebi(sp?) story. She went around the world in a 26
>footer.

<snip>

Has this been published as a book? If so, what's the title? If not,
_has_ it been published, & where?

thanks in advance,


   NASCAR...this ain't no stick and ball sport!!

 
 
 

Small boat long cruise stories?

Post by Steve Weinga » Wed, 27 Nov 1996 04:00:00



Quote:

>>There is also the Tanya Aebi(sp?) story. She went around the world in a 26
>>footer.
><snip>

>Has this been published as a book? If so, what's the title? If not,
>_has_ it been published, & where?

>thanks in advance

Tanya's book is called 'Maiden Voyage', great reading ( many "Oh Geez, she did
what?????" ;-) (she was ill-prepared at the start and learned a great deal on
the trip)  'Dove', by Robin Lee Graham, is about his similar voyage, in a
similar sized boat around the same time, just as good.

Tanya is now in her mid-30's and is a noted sailor & sailing lecturer.  Robin,
I believe went up into the mountains.

Steve

 
 
 

Small boat long cruise stories?

Post by Dick Parsha » Wed, 27 Nov 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


> >There is also the Tanya Aebi(sp?) story. She went around the world in a 26
> >footer.
> <snip>

> Has this been published as a book? If so, what's the title? If not,
> _has_ it been published, & where?

I believe it was named MAIDEN VOYAGE.  Good read,although scary to
think of her father sending her off as ill-prepared as she was.
--
-----------------------------------------------------------
*** Parshall               IT Support, 3M Corp, Austin TX

 
 
 

Small boat long cruise stories?

Post by Dave Stro » Wed, 27 Nov 1996 04:00:00

Many thanks to all who have suggested various works of lit.  What I
really meant to suggest was more of a "war-stories" type thread.  What
great times, beautiful moments, great strides towards world peace,
cures for cancer, etc have you discovered while sailing?  Basically,
can anyone verify that boats exist for reasons other than to keep 3M's
sandpaper division in business?

Fair winds,
dave.

: Has anyone got any good small boat (25 - 30 ft) long distance cruising
: stories to sustain me during the upcoming long winter re-fit?
:
: Much appreciated.
:
: dave.
: (who, for the next 4 months, will be refered to as "that guy
: who lives under the tarp in the corner of the boat yard")

--
Dave Strout

1965 Tartan 27
Hull #60

 
 
 

Small boat long cruise stories?

Post by jdfr » Wed, 27 Nov 1996 04:00:00

Yes, something to keep us from going off the deep end (no pun intended)
while we are stuck on the hard.

JD



Quote:
> Many thanks to all who have suggested various works of lit.  What I
> really meant to suggest was more of a "war-stories" type thread.  What
> great times, beautiful moments, great strides towards world peace,
> cures for cancer, etc have you discovered while sailing?  Basically,
> can anyone verify that boats exist for reasons other than to keep 3M's
> sandpaper division in business?

> Fair winds,
> dave.

 
 
 

Small boat long cruise stories?

Post by Russell Turp » Wed, 27 Nov 1996 04:00:00

-*--------

Quote:

> I believe it was named MAIDEN VOYAGE.  Good read,although scary to
> think of her father sending her off as ill-prepared as she was.

Good book.  The first chapter, written I suspect by her co-author,
is boring sentiment.  Once past it, the story becomes authentic
and fascinating.

Russell

--
 The difference between life and a movie script is that the script has
 to make sense.         -- Humphrey Bogart

 
 
 

Small boat long cruise stories?

Post by Patrick M Callaha » Wed, 27 Nov 1996 04:00:00

About 20 years ago when I was playing minor league baseball, we weren't
good enough for
little league baseball I had a teammate named Chapman. My memory isn't
that good but
I remember that at that time people were crossing the Atlantic in
balloons and tiny
boats. Chapman's dad attempted to cross the Atlantic in a tiny boat
10-15 ft (??).
We lived in the town of Somerset, Massachusetts and I believe that was
where he started.
I believe he was headed for the Azores. He never made it and as I
remember it his
body or boat was never recovered.

Patrick Callahan

Quote:


> >There is also the Tanya Aebi(sp?) story. She went around the world in a 26
> >footer.
> <snip>

> Has this been published as a book? If so, what's the title? If not,
> _has_ it been published, & where?

> thanks in advance,


>    NASCAR...this ain't no stick and ball sport!!