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Master of Errol Flynn's Yacht Zaca Captain Patrick C. Cother Paperback – 2009

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The words contained within the cover of this book reveal a lifestyle long ago, not known now, aboard Errol Flynn's Yacht Zaca. As Master of Zaca - Captain Patrick C. Cother was for approximately 18 months very close to Flynn. Cother and Flynn shared the love of the sea and during this extraordinary time there developed a close friendship between these two men who shared the same birthday June 20th. Although Flynn was often absent from the yacht, Cother kept in regular contact through long detailed letters of daily life on Zaca. His love of photographer left a photographic historical view of life on Zaca. As a career sailor Cother kept a tidy ship and detailed log book. Little was known of this delightful time aboard the yacht, only gossip ever graced the tabloids. Flynn and Cother, my father, were Gemini men, who now we can see the twin each Gemini has. Enjoy this book you certainly will, searching for more answers to questions that will surely come to you.


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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Veronica Cother Bentley; 2nd edition (2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0615272606
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615272603
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,839,591 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 3, 2010
Format: Paperback
It has indeed been a GREAT couple of years or so for the release of books on Flynn.

Two EXCELLENT books in particular have come out more recently, which are RARE glimpses into, literally, the "interiors" of Flynn's two most beloved possessions: the Mulholland Drive home (Errol Flynn Slept Here by Robert Matzen and Mike Mazzone) and his boat (Master of Errol Flynn's Yacht Zaca Captain Patrick C. Cother by Bonny Cother).

As Ms. Cother's book has been less spoken about I will say a few words here.

The title of the book would suggest it is some sort of biography about the author's father, Captain Patrick C. Cother- but that is not altogether accurate. True, that this whole book is based upon a collection of HIS various saved records in his time as Captain. More accurately, however, Mr. Cother was not only the Captain of the Zaca, but even more importantly, the CHRONICLER of events in and around the Zaca. And the subject of this "biography", more accurately, is the re-created story of the Zaca and, as it turns out, late in her day- as witnessed through her father. This will be made more clear.

First of all, it is interesting to note, there have been only two other books, that I know of, ever published about the Zaca and its doings and that was back in 1933 and 1938: Cruise of the Zaca by Templeton Crocker, and Zaca Venture by William Bebe, respectively. And we finally (and happily) now have a third.

So with that said, we pick up with some more of that story ... and join Bonny as she opens up a chest of her late father's most precious items- in particular, the photographic as well as paper records of her father's 18 month tenure as Captain of the Zaca (1956-7).
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