I’ve recently bought this book from Amazon for the princely sum of £8 including delivery. I heartily recommend it to anyone who hasn’t heard of it and is considering buying a boat. The first chapter alone will probably save you thousands of pounds and if not that, hours and hours of heartache.
It is also available in a more recent reprint and brought more up to date, but cheapskate that I am, I went for the original edition.
Of course I’m probably preaching to the converted but if I do happen to find any new potential acolytes then you would probably find the following websites of interest too. The general theme of them all is boating on a budget, common sense, avoiding the hype and bullshit.
In no particular order and apologies if you think you should be on here and I’ve missed you out.
Volkscruiser – the perpetual search for a boat For The People – Like the VW was the Peoples Car
Boat Bits – Bob’s common sense perspective to boating
Shoestring Sailing – exactly what it says on the tin
Small Boat Projects – A digest of inspiring projects
That’ll do for now.