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A nice boat and a good book all in one post.

Postby Tom Young » Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:10 am

Bound for Roque Island by RJ Rubadeau is an enjoyable book for anyone that sails with a family, on the coast of Maine, or would like to. You can get it direct off his website(boundforroqueisland.com)

I took this shot of his boat, DOG STAR in Northeast Harbor a couple years back(not knowing him or the book then) A Rhodes design from the 30's. Nice boat. Image
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Re: A nice boat and a good book all in one post.

Postby MikeD » Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:19 pm

Tom - thanks for the heads up. It looks like a really good read. I ordered it last night.
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Re: A nice boat and a good book all in one post.

Postby Chris Campbell » Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:00 pm

Good timing on the picture, Tom - I just started reading Bob Perry's latest article in Good Old Boat, about Phillip Rhodes and how he inspired a generation of yacht designers, and Dog Star (Rip Tide) is the first boat he writes about. Very nice!
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Re: A nice boat and a good book all in one post.

Postby MikeD » Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:10 pm

Two thumbs way up! When I finished, I had that, "oh no, I'm done, now what will I read?" feeling. I consider many cruising books to be written by cruisers who write books about cruising (not necessarily a bad thing). But, I would put this one in the category of a writer who happens to cruise. (Joe Coomer's "Sailing in a Spoonful of Water" is another that comes to mind.) A timely read too; after my most disheartening and wallet busting season to date, it was a refreshing reminder why I became so obsessed with this whole old sailboat thing in the first place. The only thing missing was line drawings of "Dog Star".
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Re: A nice boat and a good book all in one post.

Postby Gary » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:51 pm

I just finished Bound for Roque. Great book. I highly recommend it.
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