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A penchant for adventure! 

     Boating books from an award-winning boater and writer. Plus: Boat tips and boat lore.

Glowing in the sunset under its 10-coats of marine varnish, Persistence tugs playfully at her anchor. For more pix and details click on Das Boot (the boat). Persistence is the centerboard sloop that is featured in Marlin Bree's books, In the Teeth of the Northeaster, Call of the North Wind, Wake of the Green Storm, and Broken Seas. Note: Double click on the pix to see it full frame.

There's nothing like a morning latte onboard a 20-foot sloop. Here's the author's special lashup that he uses daily when cruising Lake Superior in his 20-foot sloop. Details inside. 




Marlin Bree's Boat Log & Record is a great way to keep track of everything on your boat, from maintenance you want to do to keeping records of your voyages. Now in its revised and enlarged fourth edition, the log book grew out of the author's own cruising needs and became an indispensable information source that he used on all his sailing whether its for day sails or lengthy cruises. It is many books in one: a planner, a maintenance log, a to do list, and a daily log book. With the help of the Boat Log and Record, you can keep tabs on maintenance year to year, keep important records and numbers (like your insurance company and your agent's telephone number or e-mail address ) and your all-important GPS coordinates on hand. A handy cruising log has prompts to let you keep a consistent record of your day-by-day trips, speed, headings and GPS waypoints. This book is the largest and most complete boat log and record for serious boaters ever published. It includes an Emergency Procedures section. Don't leave the dock without it! Size 8 1/2 x 11 inches, four color laminated cover, 186 pages. Only $17.95 U.S. (Look for Holiday discounts for gift giving). Boat Log & Record: available at bookstores everywhere. Check out for discounts. 

The Boat Log & Record provides year to year records on your boat. At only $17.95, it's a valuable information resource for you and your boat. 

At dockside in Fort Lauderdale, FL, the author relaxes after being awarded the Grand Prize writing award from Boating Writers Internatinal . The Grand Prize is  the highest award BWI can bestow upon a writer.  He is the only writer to have won the coveted writing award twice, both for magazine articles that were excerpts from his prize-winning book of short nonfiction stories, Broken Seas: True tales of extraordinary seafaring adventures. (For more info, click on column at right)