Item description for Cruising in Seraffyn (25th Anniversary Edition) by Lin Pardey...
Special updated 25th Anniversary edition - With 40 percent new content and l6 pages of full color photos. Let Cruising in Seraffyn introduce you to a special world. The first of a four book series, it is full of the sights, sounds and people of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Read how Lin and Larry built thier wooden engineless cutter and set off hoping for a few months of true freedom in spite of limited finance. Share their excitement as they learn how to earn as they go and sail ever farther afield. These two persuasive sailor/writers set out convincing arguements to get you chasing your dream sooner than you think- be it exploring the world under sail or adventuring toward any new goal.
A favorite of sailors for over two decades, this book is more than a first-rate tale, it is also a carefully thoughtout guide to living aboard a small boat, with fun and economy as the guiding principles.
With its new appendixes, new forward and color photo album showing Seraffyn during her circumnavigation and as she is today, 34 years later, taking her current owners on their first cruising adventures, this edition will appeal to those who enjoyed this book many years ago as well as todays generation of potential adventurers.
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Lin, with her husband Larry is world renouned for her sailing exploits. Author of ten best selling books on sailing and seamanship, several hundred articles which have been translated into five different languages, she has been keynote speaker in at the Pacific Northwest center of the Sea, The University of Houston Womans Forum and Egyptian commission on future tourism.
Reviews - What do customers think about Cruising in Seraffyn (25th Anniversary Edition)?
Great Adventure Jul 26, 2006
As you read this book it seems as though you are right there with Larry and Lin as they build and sail their small boat from California through Mexico, Central America, Jamaica, up the U.S. East Coast to the Chesapeake Bay and finally to Europe. This is the 25th Anniversary edition of this book. It has been updated from the original with pictures and maps. A great book I would recommend it highly for anyone with an adventurous spirit.
Useful May 5, 2004
Page turner - made me want to drop everything and sail. The combination of this book and Slocum's book gave me the sailing bug. Contains useful information for those that are thinking about buying a boat. As seasoned, adventurous, resourceful sailors, the Pardeys' books are useful for salties or salty-wannabes (like myself).
An exciting, detailed cruising guide Nov 12, 2001
Now available in a brand new 25th anniversary edition, Lin and Larry Pardey's Cruising in Seraffyn now sports a new introduction, "Anyone Can Go Cruising," and a new appendix, "Affordable, Attainable Dreams." Cruising In Seraffyn is an exciting, detailed cruising guide with a 16-page spread of full-color photos, making it an adventurous reference for nautical buffs and armchair travelers alike. With its decades of sailor's wisdom and inspirational prose, Cruising In Seraffyn is very highly recommended reading for anyone interested in setting sail for pleasure.
Wonderful color photos make this a real delight Jul 21, 2001
As other folks have written, this book is lovely to read and inspiring as can be. The new edition, in its hard cover is not just a simple reprint. It is almost a whole new book - the new introduction gives grand info for sailors today, the appendix puts it all where it is for those who want to sail off in 2002. But best of all are the l6 pages of full color photos - stuff to dream about, ideas to use on your boat. Really lovely. If you have the old edition, you'll still want this one. If you've never read the first book, this is the one for you.
25th anniversary edition is even better Mar 12, 2001
I loved the book, but always wished there were more photos. Now I have seen the new edition, in hard cover, published by the Pardey's. It is great. They have done it for the 25th anniversary of this book. Lots of color photos, a really updated discussion of cruising costs and a really nice story about what has happened to Seraffyn over the past 30 years. The pictures of the Pardey's new boat and Seraffyn sailing side by side are worth the $2l.95 price. Unfortunately, the book will not be on the American market until June. I got one from a friend who is a book reviewer. I was told you could wait till june and get it at ..., or you can go to the news letters on thier web site, ... and order one early.