A good-humored guide to the many idiosyncrasies of boats and boaters, this offbeat guide explains, with the help of whimsical drawings, topics such as how to use the head, understanding marine dress codes and etiquette, surviving seasickness, finding the ideal boat, and perfecting the art of romance while at sea. From making sense of salty sayings to dealing with a rowdy crew, this all-in-one guide to sail and power boats will amuse and enlighten landlubbers wishing to understand the waterfront scene and will give crusty seadogs a boatload of laughs.
About the Author
Marlin Bree is a veteran boater and the author of Alone Against the Atlantic, Broken Seas: True Tales of Extraordinary Seafaring Adventures, Call of the North Wind, In the Teeth of the Northeaster, and Wake of the Green Storm. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
"Veteran boater Bree has some fun with this little book. Among chapter headings: Do Not Whiz Into the Wind, Shipboard Love, . . . and Abandon All Hope You Who Enter Here." —St. Paul Pioneer Press
"From making sense of salty sayings to dealing with a rowdy crew, this compact reference will amuse and enlighten landlubbers and give seadogs many a laugh. Classic illustrations." —Small Craft Advisor
"Campy cruising comedy: Those looking for some offbeat reading should look no further than [this] collection of fortune-cookie sized bits of boating wisdom. Not for the faint of heart." —Soundings
"Humorous new book about boating: The 96-page book . . . pokes fun at such topics as surviving seasickness, coping with on-board bathrooms, navigating nautical dress codes and dealing with marlinspike boat operations." —Shoreview Press
"Marlin Bree, author of many wonderful sailing narratives, has recently published something a bit out of line from his usual work: a book of laughs. Might be just the thing if you need a T-shirt or theme for the next rendezvous." —Good Old Boat