Synopses & Reviews
There's nothing like a good adventure story! Pair that with a how-to manual and you've got gold. Robnoxious' new book, Unsinkable: How to build Plywood Pontoons and Longtail Motor Boats Out of Scrap, is both the story of his trip down the Missouri River on a homemade boat and how to do so yourself! Here the author of Shut Up and Love the Rain, Awesome Future, and The Strange Voyage of the Leona Joyce brings a little slice of Huck Finn to 2012 as he and friends take to the Big Muddy in their unsinkable, ever-ready craft The Snowball. Watch as Rob and Co. encounter wild rednecks and Lord of the Flies-esque river islands, sublime sunsets and deathly storms. It's an exciting rollercoaster of a ride but Rob's front-of-book schematics make it seem totally possible for the lay person. Rob's adventure story/DIY guide combo-punch brings a lot to the table and you'll be carting this tome around 'til it and you are waterlogged and sunbaked!
"It sounds like a soggy, muddy and sometimes dangerous good time." —www.ReglarWiglar.blogspot.com
"[Unsinkable] will set off the sparks of creativity, and you may very well find yourself plotting your own river voyage when you've finished this book." —www.VerbicideMagazine.com
At once an adventure story and an instructional guidebook on how to build a flat-bottom boat, this unique work embodies the excitement of boating life. In a journey fit for Huck Finn, a group of friends trek down the Missouri River on nothing more than a homemade skiff where they encounter colorful locals, discover secluded river islands, and are witness to sublime sunsets and harrowing storms. Accompanying the narrative are schematics and instructions that provide boaters and do-it-yourselfers with the details on how to build a flat-bottom boat and motor from scratch. A book that teaches those interested in boatbuilding and real-life explorers how best to fulfill their dreams of sailing on a hand-built, homemade vessel, this work shows how to enjoy the great outdoors with a unique sense of accomplishment.
About the Author
Robnoxious is an amateur boat builder and adventurer who has sailed the length of the Mississippi twice on homemade boats. He is the author of Awesome Future, Shut Up & Love the Rain, and The Strange Voyage of the Leona Joyce. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.