Small Craft Advisory Is An Enchanting Book About Louis Rubin S Obsession With Boats And His Years Of Often Hilarious Boating Adventures.When Louis Rubin Was Thirteen, He Built A Leaky Little Boat And Paddled It Out To The Edge Of The Ship Channel In Charleston, South Carolina, Where He Felt The Inexorable Pull Of The Water Fifty Years And Dozens Of Boats Later Sailboats, Powerboats, Inboards And Outboards The Pull Is As Strong As Ever.In The Tradition Established By Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad, And Herman Melville, Distinguished Author And Scholar Louis Rubin Explores Man S Longtime Passion For Boats He Examines The Compulsion That Has Prompted Him And Hundreds Of Thousands Of Other Non Nautical Persons To Spend So Much Time, And No Small Portion Of Their Incomes, On Watercraft That They Can Use Only Infrequently.As His New Boat A Cabin Cruiser Made Of Wood On A Workboat Hull Is Being Built, Rubin Tells Of His Past Boats And Numerous Boating Disasters And Draws A Poignant Comparison Between His Two Passions Watercraft And The Craft Of Writing.Anyone Who Has Ever Bought And Owned A Boat Or Wondered Why People Are Obsessed By Them Will Love This Amusing, Evocative, Beautifully Crafted Memoir By An Inveterate Boat Owner. I kept the book, which I rarely do due to storage space But this book was extremely entertaining considering the number of boats we have piloted and the situations we have found ourselves Reading was like being in the boat with him What a riot Frankl
The author is a fine writer, but he is way too verbose and this book is much longer than necessary And it s not really about the building of a boat, like an outlet for all his frustrations with engines in his prior vessels Then, when he finally reaches a point to end the book, he drag
This was from my Dad s book shelf It was OK, but not one of the best books I have ever read It was a bit uneven.
- 394 pages
- Small Craft Advisory: A Book About the Building of a Boat
- Louis D. Rubin Jr.
- 06 November 2019 Louis D. Rubin Jr.