others are saying about Tor Pinney's book, Ready for Sea!
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Good Old Boat Newsletter
The Midwest Book Review
the fledgling cruising sailor with long-distance dreams, Tor
Pinney's entertaining writing style, combined with his
hard-earned experience gleaned from tens of thousands of miles
of ocean sailing, proves to be an irresistible combination. From
the top of the mast to the bottom of the keel - and everywhere
in between - with considerable authority and crystal clarity,
Ready for Sea! dissects the essentials for the contemporary
Herb McCormick, editor of Cruising World magazine and yachting
correspondent for The New York Times
finished “Ready for Sea” and I wanted to write and say thank
you. Great book. I have a (sailboat) that I am getting ready for
sea. The book re-affirmed some things I had read about... The
"last chance trip line” is such a great idea that it left
me wondering “why didn’t I think of that.” Hope to see you
out there one day.
just got Tor's book a couple of days ago and I'm about half way
through. It is very well done and a good book to keep aboard for
- Orin D.
though your book deals with sailboats, we're learning a lot that
applies to preparing our trawler to go cruising.
- Kelly & Bob R.
about time someone explained all this with a sense of fun,
adventure and humor. The book is actually fun to read.
- John N.
spoke with Tor for a long time on the Valiant 42 at the Newport
boat show - he really knows his stuff- so I can't wait to read
what he put in writing. I just ordered the book from Amazon.
- Scott K.
got the book yesterday... really enjoying it. Tor's done a great
- Tom M.
wanted to say that I read your book in two sittings, and it's
great. My two favorite tips: the nylon scraps for home-made
flags, and the foot pump for the sink!
- Kathleen K.
boats, I have to make do with reading about cruising, and this
is a very clear, very complete, book. Thanks for writing
- Michael H.
book was great - lots of modern ideas that we will definitely be
using as we get (our new Valiant) ready to go!
- Rebecca T.
only wish I had read it 65 years ago when I first started
- Barry S.
looked at a lot of books, but yours was by far the best.
- Brett C.
Tor, I got more useful/ practical info out of your book than any
other. You helped me make the jump onto my boat and the
wonderful life of cruising. Hope I cross paths with you some
day. Thanks again.
Joe and first dog Leah aboard s/v Seneca
- Joe V.
read your book and then bought my first sailboat...
- Rick K.
by Tor Pinney / Illustrations by Bruce Bingham
How to Outfit the Modern Cruising Sailboat
Prepare Your Vessel and Yourself for
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