This page is devoted to books, blogs, websites, and other sources of information that we have used to get information, entertainment, and insights.



  • – This guy is just down to earth and isn’t trying to hock anything.  He just gives his best thoughts on subjects.
  • – He’s friends with Skurka and has great ideas about budget gear.  Could go under the blog section as well.


  •  –  A great website to get specifications on all types of sailboats
  • – A website that has information about “blue water” sailboats
  • Compass Marine – An extraordinary website to get technical information on bedding hardware, batteries, etc.
  • – Lots of general and specific information; formulas for sails, ratios, and other things; even information on fishing.



  • Bumfuzzle
  • Totem
  • Prism
  • Windborne
  • MJsailing
  • Sailing Simplicity
  • Commuter Cruiser (This could really go under the website heading as well.  Lots of great information here.)
  • Water-Log (I just found this one and have only read a few posts, but they have sponsors, or collaborators, and a super polished, commercial type site and I thought someone might be interested to see how it could be done that way, too.)
  • John Peltier (Photographer, writer, sailor, hiker . . . a man with whom I can certainly relate)


  • The Long Way by Bernard Moistessier
  • Sailing in a Spoonful of Water by Joe Coomer
  • Caribbean Passagemaking:  A Cruiser’s Guide by Les Weatheritt
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
  • The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
  • Nigel Calder’s Cruising Handbook by Nigel Calder
  • Cost Conscious Cruiser:  Champagne Cruising on a Beer Budget by Lin and Larry Pardey
  • Voyaging on a Small Income by Annie Hill
  • The Cruising Life:  A Commonsense Guide for the Would-Be Voyager by Jim Trefethen
  • Why Didn’t I Think of That by John and Susan Roberts