About Lin and Larry Pardey
Lin and Larry Pardey have now been cruising on board their own boats, racing, delivering, and repairing other people's boats for more than 44 years. After west-to-east and east-to-west circumnavigations, and voyages to more than 75 countries, they have a breadth of knowledge that few other boating authors possess. Most of the voyaging has been done on an earn-as-you-go budget that could be well within the reach of the majority of those whose dream is to set sail. The Pardeys' strengths are neatly symbolized by the boats they have built. Each one is romantically traditional, with swooping sheerlines, and is completely dependent on the wind. And yet each boat carries the best, strongest, and most seamanlike gear. Like their vessels, the Pardeys' writings are founded on a marriage of the spirit of romantic adventure and the practical, up-to-date seamanship that keeps them and their boats safe. Their motto? Go small, go simple, but go now!
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Self Sufficient Sailor
This book is what the title says.
It is the distillation of what the Pardey’s have learned in
150,000 miles of sailing on board their two cutters,
Seraffyn and Taleisin, and on scores of other boats they
have delivered or raced. Lin and Larry tell how they have
sailed in comfort and safety without large cash outlay– on a
pay-as-you-earn-as-you-go plan and by simplifying.
In its first edition, this
invaluable text has seen nine reprints. Now Lin and Larry
have updated and revised the information to make it current
and a valuable edition to any sailor’s library right up to
|Price: $29.95 + S&H
Pub Date: Mar-99
Size: 6" x 8.5"
Publisher: Paradise Cay
|Amazon Kindle Edition
Includes free wireless
For the beginner or experienced offshore cruising sailor who is contemplating a voyage, this book by one of Americas most famous sailing couples is a must. The valuable information includes ... practical, innovative ideas to better outfit any sailboat. -- Shirley Herd Deal, Sea Magazine, 1985
I think it wisest to learn from other peoples experience, by reading books. I like Glenans Sailing book and also know an excellent American book written by Lin and Larry Pardey, the Self Sufficient Sailor. -- Bernard Moitessier - Sailor, Author and Adventurer, 1989
Nothing can keep you cruising longer, safer and on a lower budget than self-sufficiency, and no one knows more about the subject than Lin and Larry Pardey. They draw on 29 years of cruising to reveal how to handle your boat under sail and at anchor; how to build trust and teamwork in your crew, and how to fortify your boat with backup systems - advice that will keep you sailing onward instead of stuck in port waiting for repair parts. -- Tom Linskey -Editor, Sail Magazine, 1996
We all have something to learn form this book, from authors who have put into practice a principle that applies to all of us. -- Denny Desoutter, Editor, Practical Boat Owner, 1997
Lin and Larry have been containing cruising costs for the last 40 years. They question the necessity of much of what cruisers today call 'standard equipment'. Herein they share hundreds of their secrets. --Patience Wales, editor emeritus, Sail Magazine