"I really enjoyed the book--part how-to and part sailing philosphy." Sally Erdle, Caribbean Compass.
"It's perfect for those of us just starting out as world cruisers." Nadire Berker
"This book is packed with outstanding ideas and wisdom. It is not a rehash of other hidden jewels of information from his other books either. Do not let the "inexpensively" part of the title influence your perception of what might be contained inside. The cost saving ideas are explained along with the more expensive alternatives with analysis of each. I read the "cost saving" ideas as emergency techniques although I do not think this was the intention.
The book is 228 pages of good, solid common sense born from years of hands on cruising experience. The sprinkling of "Fatty" humor throughout makes the book a pleasure to read too. Buy this book if you are serious about living aboard and sailing far." James Almond (RICHMOND, KY, US)
"It is more than just about saving money--it tells you what you need to know to set off, and reassures you that accomplishing your cruising dreams isn't impossible... regardless of budget." Selim Yalcin
Everyone who owns a boat, dreams of sailing around the world, or knows someone who loves to sail, needs to buy this book. Even seasoned sailors will find an amazing assortment of hints, gadgets and gizmos that will save them a bundle of money. Armchair adventurers will learn what it takes to buy just the right boat, and anyone looking to buy a gift for a salt-stained friend will be delighted. In this one volume, with his usual self-effacing, but witty, ego-driven style, one of the most celebrated sailors in the USA shares ALL his secrets to successful cruising. Covering every aspect of outfitting from A-Z, from Anchors to Zincs, Capt. Fatty Goodlander shows how he manages to do everything Fatty-style---meaning really, really cheap. In spite of his light-hearted tales of dumpster diving and playing McGiver, the author is deadly serious about safety. Nothing is more
important than a safe voyage, and this book is full of clear instructions on how to sail safely. After decades of salt-stained experience and two circumnavigations, Capt. Fatty has with this generous book given his many fans a gift to treasure. He has shared his sage advice on just about every aspect of buying, outfitting, and living aboard a boat. As the saying goes "that's priceless". Carole A. Borges, Knoxville, TN
"The book made me want to stop doing whatever it is that I'm doing--and rush back to sea again!" Gene Nelson, Nashville and Phuket, depending.
"My husband and I read parts of it aloud. We learned a lot, sure, but we also really enjoyed all the funny mini-stories too. It really motivates you." Gale Whitbeck, Greenfield, MA
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