The Outboard Boater's Handbook

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The Outboard Boater's Handbook

Post by jbo_c » Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:38 pm

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/007023 ... d_i=507846

This is an awesome little book about "cruising" in small boats. Basically it's about how versatile boats 18 feet and below can be. It doesn't delve into great detail about any of it, but skims the surface of lots of things and both encourages you to push the envelope of expectations of these little boats and seeks to inspire you to get moving. I loved it.

My intent in building the FS17 is to keep is as simple as possible, while also setting it up with some modular elements so that I can use if for both fishing and "micro-cruising". I can't wait to start.

I got this book at my local library. Thought you might like to know it's an inspiring work for small boat owners with dreams of cruising.

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RE.Outboard boaters hand book

Post by Mike Redmond » Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:21 pm

I have that book,specially like the boat that Art Mosca built...Page 63...Youre right it is an enjoyable book I intend to keep it for a long time full of ideas....Mike
I ordered plans for the gv11 want to gather as muc

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Post by jbo_c » Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:26 am

Wish I'd read it 5 years ago, some of the things on my life's "to do" list would already be checked off. At least I've still got them to look forward to. :lol:

Wish the author had another book about boating and/or his experiences. I looked and he has apparently co-authored a book about camping, but nothing else about boating yet.

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Post by nathan » Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:07 am

I found that book @ Barnes and Noble back this past summer.
Very nice book.

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Post by ross61 » Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:37 am

Thanks for the tip. I just ordered on at amazon. Used ones starting under 3 bucks !!

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Post by Daddy » Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:21 pm

Hey, me too!!
Amazon used books cant be beat.
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Post by Larry B » Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:46 pm

Me Too, thanks for the info.
Yes Amazon used books is great.
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Post by Dougster » Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:22 pm

Thanks for the tip :) 3 bucks for the book, 4 for shipping :P

Bought one too Dougster

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Post by frazoo » Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:15 pm

I just received my "slightly used" copy in yesterday's mail. If you are a novice to tidal waters or potentially rough waters, this book will help you much. Also, it has just about cured me of my two-foot-itis. I now have the confidence to set out into the bay and beyond in the smaller boat (commom sense included in the trip). Thanks for the heads up on this book!

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p.s. I did say, "just about cured" :lol:
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