I kept steering harder to the right. But the rudder couldn’t overcome the force of the wind. Thirteen tons of steel struck a gleaming SeaRay broadside. Stainless steel tubing shattered like shrapnel. The remains came back to earth in slow motion; the clatter on the deck returning time to normal. The boat slid off and back from her victim like a dismounting bull.
“Damn it! I’m sorry….”
“Why did you do that?” demanded the truncated owner. Well, I thought the question was quite likely rhetorical, so we settled for a meeting on Monday. There was not enough beer in the world to
wash away the embarrassment.
By the time I had paid for the repairs to both yachts I was about $4000 poorer, and I suppose that was what made me decide to buy the boat;
I already held equity.
Travel with Duncan & Irene on an exciting three-year loop of the Atlantic Ocean. Experience storms and the drama of new landfalls. This book will satisfy the experienced... More > blue-water cruiser and equally the armchair sailor.< Less
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Apr 10, 2010
Never A Dull Moment, the first sailing/adventure book by Duncan Gould lives up to its title. Duncan, an accomplished writer who has honed his skill contributing to many sailing publications, takes the reader on an up-close and personal voyage of discovery. Gould is a graduate of the ‘School of Hard Knocks’ and Never A Dull Moment is a testament both humorous and informative for the rest of us fellow students. My only problem with this book, besides the often out-loud bursts of laughter, is that it ended. A loop around the Atlantic Ocean was barely enough time to spend on the sailing vessel Moose with this Canadian writer/sailor and his patient and fun loving Dutch wife, Irene. Fortunately the Moose and the Goulds succumbed to a greater case of wanderlust and the release of this first book finds them well into a multi-year circumnavigation. I for one will be first in line for the next edition. Foster Fanning s/v Aquila
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