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Manning Up In Alaska by Dick Drechsler

This is a great book for cruisers who want to see all the little things you will have to deal with while out sailing. No matter that Dick’s pockets are deeper than a lot of cruisers; you’re still going to have to deal with the same equipment failures and navigational challenges. This is one of those books you can read a few pages at a time (good for reading in the head) as opposed to a must read, but it’s a solid book for cruisers to get a feel for the life of cruising.