[ PDF / Epub ] ☉ Small Craft Advisory: A Book About the Building of a Boat Author Louis D. Rubin Jr. – Bassgrotto.co.uk

Small Craft Advisory: A Book About the Building of a Boat 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.

  • Paperback
  • 394 pages
  • Small Craft Advisory: A Book About the Building of a Boat
  • Louis D. Rubin Jr.
  • English
  • 09 May 2017
  • 9780871135339

About the Author: Louis D. Rubin Jr.

Louis Decimus Rubin Jr was born into a Jewish family in Charleston, South Carolina, on November 19, 1923 He studied for two years at the College of Charleston, served in the Army during World War II 1939 1945 , and earned a BA in history at the University of Richmond Louis D Rubin is a writer, editor, publisher, educator, and literary critic, and perhaps the person most responsible for the em

10 thoughts on “Small Craft Advisory: A Book About the Building of a Boat

  1. says:

    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...

  2. says:

    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...

  3. says:

    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.

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