This second book in the Seraffyn cruising series begins with their arrival on the southwest coast of England where they coasted eastward, stopping where fancy held them, where good friends were made, to winter at Pooole, and work to pay for th enext leg of their voyage - toward the Baltic. Denmark, Sweden, Finland were full of welcoming and interesting people and an almost invisible bureacracy. But things were definitely different when they reached Poland were armed guards watched while the poeple greeted them with flowers, fruits and sweets. Their foray behind the Iron Curtain of the 1970's introduced them to some of the people who lead the Solidarity Movement, the force that eventually toppled the Soviet Union. You'll be right on board as they weather a fierce mast-under broach in a Baltic gale and through the wintery North Seas. Here is a feast for the fantiasies of stay-at-homes and a warm account of just two years of the lives of two people who have lived in a wide adventurous world for more than four decades. Their motto -- Go Small, Go Simple, Go Now has encouraged thousands of other sailors to take the plunge. And this book is an entertaining instruction manual on how to live a rich life on very little money. "Lin Pardey has, in her deceptively simple and fresh-faced style, told the story of an unusual and appealing marriage partnership, a speical way of life. Yachtsmen will enjoy the technical description of the problems of maneuvering in the tight harbours and unmapped channels...the perils of heavy seas in a small boat. But what is remarkable is that she can draw a nonsailor into these special subjects and make them as comprehensible and absorbing to a landlubber as they would be to someone about to set out on the same itinerary in a small boat of his own." R. Sokolov, NewYork Times Book Review
Release on 2001-09-01 | by Lin Pardey,Larry Pardey
Author: Lin Pardey,Larry Pardey
Pubpsher: Lin and Larry Pardey
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
A fun and exciting guide to the world of living out at sea. This book will teach you what you need to know inorder to live safely, economically and cheaply when spending moths at sea. If nothing else, this book will send you chasing for your dreams, whether it be to take an adventure at sea or just about anyhting else. This is the first of a four-book series which begins on the journey that Lin and Larry Pardey began 34 years ago in their self-built 24-foot engineless cutter, Seraffyn. In this journey, we explore places such as Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and the Islands of the Atlantic ocean. Throughout the book, we learn about people and customs, we learn about the tricks of boating, we learn about surviaval. This 25th anniversary edition includes a new forward, new appendixes, and a color photo album showing Lin, Larry and the Serraffyn during those months at sea.
Join Lin and Larry onboard their cruising cutter Seraffyn as they explore the history-laden waters of the Mediterranean Sea. For three years they meandered under sail, eastward from the rocky monolith of Gibraltar to the imposing stone ramparts of Malta. They share stories here of the kaleidoscope of people who filled their days along the way: from the British military officers who joined them for races to the officials who turned them into smugglers (not of drugs but of a boat-full of yeast, flower, vegetables and propane - and eventually twenty dollars worth of noodles!) Lin's warmhearted storytelling will draw you into their cruising life and revewal the secrets that kept this well-known couple wandering the watery reaches of the world for more than forty years. Lin and Larry paid for their apparent freedom by working along the way - delivering and repairing yachts, and writing for magazines around the world. Their motto - Go Small, Go Simple, Go Now - has inspired thousands of potential voyagers to stop dreaming and set out to sea. "The Pardeys weave a tale of people and anecdotes that makes for marvelous armchair cruising. If you've read earlier works, you won't be disappointed. If you"re new to the spell of the Pardeys, this will surely hook you." -- Yachting
With this edition of Seraffyn's European Adventure, all four of the Pardey's classic Seraffyn tales are available in affordable paperback.Join Lin and Larry while they winter in England working to pay for the next leg of their journey into the Baltic, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Germany. They dealt with armed guards on the Polish waterfront who watched while the people greeted them with flowers and fruit. They weathered a fierce mast-under broach in a Baltic gale.This story ends at the gateway to the Mediterranean to be continued in Seraffyn's Mediterranean Adventure.
Lin and Larry Pardey have now been cruising on board their own boats, racing, delivering, and repairing other people’s boats for more than 44 years. After west-to-east and east-to-west circumnavigations, and voyages to more than 75 countries, they have a breadth of knowledge that few other boating authors possess. Most of the voyaging has been done on an earn-as-you-go budget that could be well within the reach of the majority of those whose dream is to set sail. Their motto? “Go small, go simple, but go now!” The Pardeys’ strengths are neatly symbolized by the boats they have built. Each one is romantically traditional, with swooping sheerlines, and is completely dependent on the wind. And yet each boat carries the best, strongest, and most seamanlike gear. Like their vessels, the Pardeys’ writings are founded on a marriage of the spirit of romantic adventure and the practical, up-to-date seamanship that keeps them and their boats safe. This revised and expanded third edition of a cruising classic includes 10 completely new chapters with such advice as: sixteen ways to encourage your lover (partner) to share your dream; strategies for turning sudden engine failure into a minor incident; choosing safety equipment; repairing rigging at sea. All of the original chapters have been updated to ensure that the information will be helpful for everyone who dreams of cruising—whether now or soon. The Capable Cruiser is a logical extension of the Pardeys’ The Self-Sufficient Sailor, with more emphasis on seamanship underway, including careful analysis of extreme anchoring situations and solutions for mitigating them. Underlying each and every chapter is the warmth and encouragement that spurred Herb McCormick, former editor of Cruising World magazine, to label Lin and Larry Pardey “the enablers.”
The Epic Voyages and Extraordinary Times of Lin and Larry Pardey
Author: Herb McCormick
Pubpsher: Paradise Cay Publications
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In As Long as It’s Fun, the biography of Lin and Larry Pardey, Herb McCormick recounts their remarkable sailing career—from their early days in Southern California to their two circumnavigations to their current life in a quiet cove in New Zealand. Through interviews with their families, friends, and critics, McCormick delves deeply into the couple’s often-controversial opinions, sometimes-tenuous marriage, and amazing list of accomplishments. As Long as It’s Fun is as much a love story as it is a sea yarn, and, like all such stories, it’s not without complications . . . which makes it not only a sailing tale but also a human one.
From the dawn of seafaring history to the present day, from the first crude canoes and rafts to today's nuclear submarines and supertankers, the Encyclopedia of Maritime History will systematically survey the separate but related interests of general historians and maritime specialists. Comprising more than one million words in four volumes, the work's nine hundred entries will provide a detailed and synthetic overview of the scope and sweep of maritime history, and will bring together in a readily accessible form a range of historical and professional information that can otherwise be found only with the help of an extensive library.
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