and Larry Pardey have enthralled and inspired readers of their books
and magazine articles for many years.
Their writing is all the more inspiring as it is based on a
lifetimes experience of building their own boats and cruising the
"Details of Classic Boat
Construction" by Larry Pardey.
This is one of the first books I bought when I started work on
Although I wasn’t building from scratch the wealth of detail
and information on carvel construction proved to be immensely
The book illustrates with extensive photographs and drawings
the process of carvel construction.
It also shows that wooden boat building skills can be easily
learned by anyone, there is nothing mysterious about them.
The updated and expanded version of ‘Details of Classic Boat
Construction’ include an important new appendix on the miss-advertising
of epoxy adhesives and an introduction to superior, though less
This book is used by boatbuilding schools around the world to
explain the elements of classic craftsmanship and make these skills
accessible to beginning woodworkers.
Seraffyn." By Lin and Larry Pardey.
The original ‘Cruising in Seraffyn’ has sold over 50,000 copies in five
editions and three languages.
This book that launched 50,000 dreams has now undergone a
It begins with a special introduction, "Anyone Can Go
Cruising" and a new appendix called "Affordable Attainable Dreams".
And that is what it is all about encouraging and showing
others how to ignore the dream crushers and grab hold of the grand
opportunities offered by exploring under sail.
They have also added a sixteen page full-color album with 35
new photographs for this silver anniversary edition.
Completely redesigned, this book will inspire new readers and
appeal to fans who already enjoy the special world Lin and Larry share
with their lively and informative prose
"The Cost Conscious Cruiser".
by Lin and Larry Pardey
The pleasures and adventures of cruising under sail are amazingly
affordable, say Lin and Larry.
But to keep your dreams on budget,
financially, emotionally, and timewise, you have to decide - are you a
cruiser or a consumer?
Topics covered include making your getaway plans
to finding a truly affordable boat, keeping your outfitting costs and
maintenance time in control, then learning to feel confident as you
cruise farther ahead.
Their chart of the gear considered necessary by many shoreside
experts, compared to that carried by several cost conscious cruisers,
will give you a convenient checklist to gauge whether you are buying
true necessities or overloading your budget and boat with high-tech
"Written by experienced cruisers (over 30 years) and authors
(10 books) ...it is sure to provide answers to important questions
about choosing the cruising lifestyle. -Cruising World
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