The Biggest Boat I Could Afford: Sailing Up the U.S. Coast in a Dinghy by Lee Hughes

The Biggest Boat I Could Afford: Sailing Up the U.S. Coast in a Dinghy by Lee Hughes

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Looming unemployment, creeping middle-age and the stormclouds of matrimony can drive a man to desperate actions and in Lee Hughes's case they drove him around the world and out to sea. Despite having hardly any money, no noticeable sailing experience and a deep and abiding fear of the sea, he set out to complete a transit of the US East Coast from Florida to Maine in a boat slightly smaller than a king-sized bed. In his open Wayfarer sailing dinghy he experienced all the predictable pleasures and perils of a typical land-based camping trip (rain, bugs, leaky tents, outdoor ablutions, solitude, discomfort, dire food and officialdom) - but all with an improved chance of drowning. Inevitably, in a six-month, 4000-km adventure, unpredictable things will happen too. This is the story of that journey - and the surprising conclusion to a most unusual 20-year romance.It will appeal to all active and armchair sailors and outdoor enthusiasts, plus fans of Lee Hughes' previous books, 'SHOOTING FROM THE LIP' and 'STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSE'S ASS'. ABOUT THE AUTHORLee Hughes has been a New Zealand army officer, semi-professional cowboy, expert bungee-jumping instructor, surly bartender, mediocre gas-pump jockey, body-flying machine inventor and national training manager and technical writer for do-gooding organisations. In his spare time he has adventures and writes about them. He has had great success with his two previous books about his adventures in the army, and as a cowboy riding from Canada to Mexico. This 2004 Sheridan House Inc Paperback is in Good condition.

ISBN: 9781869416089 SKU: 1319417 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.