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Small Craft Advisory: A Book about the Building of a Boat

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Small Craft Advisory is an enchanting book about Louis Rubins obsession with boats and his years of often hilarious boating adventures.

When Louis Rubin was thirteen, he built a leaky little boat and paddled it out to the edge of the ship channel in Charleston, South Carolina, where he felt the inexorable pull of the water. Fifty years and dozens of boats later—sailboats, powerboats, inboards and outboards—the pull is as strong as ever.

In the tradition established by Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad, and Herman Melville, distinguished author and scholar Louis Rubin explores mans longtime passion for boats. He examines the compulsion that has prompted him and hundreds of thousands of other non-nautical persons to spend so much time, and no small portion of their incomes, on watercraft that they can use only infrequently.

As his new boat (a cabin cruiser made of wood on a workboat hull) is being built, Rubin tells of his past boats and numerous boating disasters and draws a poignant comparison between his two passions: watercraft and the craft of writing.

Anyone who has ever bought and owned a boat—or wondered why people are obsessed by them—will love this amusing, evocative, beautifully crafted memoir by an inveterate boat-owner.

Synopsis:

Anyone who has ever bought and owned a boat — or wondered why people are obsessed by them — will love this amusing, evocative, beautifully crafted memoir by an inveterate boat-owner.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780871135339
Author:
Rubin, Louis D., Jr.
Publisher:
Atlantic Monthly Press
Author:
Rubin
Author:
Rubin, Louis D.
Author:
Rubin, Louis Decimus, Jr.
Author:
Rubin, Devin
Author:
Rubin, Devon
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - Engineering
Subject:
Vocational Guidance
Subject:
Boating
Subject:
Boats and boating
Subject:
Boating - Boatbuilding
Subject:
Boatbuilding
Subject:
Design and construction
Subject:
Motorboats
Subject:
Nautical-Boat Building
Subject:
Nautical - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19940131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
394
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.75 in 16.5 oz

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