Sloop: Restoring My Family's Wooden Sailboat--An Adventure in Old-Fashioned Values
Simon and Schuster, 2014-02-11 - 288 psl.
Now in paperback, Daniel Robbs Sloop proves he is a craftsman with words as well as with a hammer, as he constructs a charming tale that both details the technical nature of boatbuilding and captures the essence of the past, present, and future of a New England maritime community (Publishers Weekly).
Interest in the environment and ecology: Daniel robb decided to restore his familys well-worn wooden sailboat in appreciation for its craftsmanship and out of respect for the environment for which it was intended. Sloops tribute to the simple life and ones environment will resonate with sailing enthusiasts and anyone who appreciates fine craftsmanship.
Timeless values: robb voices an ethic in which things are valued and appreciated, especially well-designed objects that still have years of useful life in them. While die-hard sailors or woodworking fanatics will love this book, robbs skill as a writer also makes this a fascinating read for anyone. His humorous account of his on-the-job learning experience and of the eccentric characters who share his values and helped him will delight readers.
Robb writes of his painstaking restoration of a rotted 12½- foot herreshoff that had floated on memory and emotion, and finally again on water. a gem. David Mehegan, The Boston Globe
Whether youre an old-time boat builder, a wooden boat enthusiast, or simply someone who appreciates words woven together masterfully, youll enjoy Sloop. Kathleen Szmit, Barnstable Patriot
Author of Crossing the Water, Daniel Robb has been an editor of academic journals, a teacher, a political consultant on a congressional campaign, and a proprietor of a literary services business. He has also worked at sea on schooners, taught sailing, and raced in national competitions. Robb lives in Pelham, Massachusetts.
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LibraryThing ReviewVartotojo apžvalga - loralu - LibraryThing
I read this to try and understand the things my husband is going through while making a sailboat for us from scratch. Many of the things, like time, I already understood. It was interesting to see another person's life and process - mostly it made me miss New England. Skaityti visą apžvalgą
An excellent readVartotojo apžvalga - Anonymous - Borders
I had a hard time putting this book down, which surprised me because I thought a book about a boat might not hold my interest. It is a really compelling, fun, deep take on craftsmanship, boats and the sea, and people in a small town. An excellent book. Skaityti visą apžvalgą