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The Liveaboard Report: A Boat Dweller's Guide to What Works and What Doesn't Paperback – September 1, 1993

3.4 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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``A useful resource to people new to the sport and recreation of cruising as well as those who anticipate moving to another level in their favorite pursuit.'' (Cruising World)

``A valuable tool for anyone currently living aboard, as well as for anyone contemplating living aboard.'' (The Ensign)

About the Author

After leaving academia, Charlie Wing co-founded The Shelter Institute, wrote many best-selling how-to books, and hosted a PBS show on home remodeling. Now he lives aboard a sailboat in South Florida and cruises the Bahamas. He is the author of Boatowner's Illustrated Handbook of Wiring (International Marine, 1993).
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 1 edition (September 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0070710910
  • ISBN-13: 978-0070710917
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.4 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,839,228 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Nicholas Provenzo on October 20, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book has an interesting premise: instead of relying solely on the author's experience as to what works and what doesn't, the author instead puts the question to over seventy live-aboards. The result is a book of smart questions and interesting answers complete with both statistical breakdowns and useful anecdotes.
If you are contemplating the live-aboard life-style, this book will give you a firm idea what to expect.
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Imagine my surprise a couple of years ago when I found the Liveaboard Report in a Newport bookstore. Charlie Wing, the author, happened also to be the author of "From the Ground Up," a book on owner building written in the 1970's. Charlie and his housebuilding school students built me a house in rural Maine. Last I saw of him was when he had bought his boat on the Maine coast.
About the book, he rekindled an interest in sailing for me, and my wife and I are retiring in the spring, selling house and all, and moving aboard. His charts and numbers are extremely helpful and have guided a number of my equipment choices. His description of peoples' budgets, the amount of time they sail each week, and general attitudes, have given me a great picture of the liveaboard life. I'm no Larry Pardy, but can really identify with the composite liveaboard picture he paints in his book.
Thanks (again) Charlie, for writing another book that helped me steer the course of my life!
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I brought this book to assist me in choosing a design for a cruising yacht, and found much useful material.
However some of the material is now dated (1992?), and the surveys appear to have been restricted to the Intercoastal Waterway and near Caribean islands.
A modern update would be appreciated.
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I currrently live aboard and found this to be a very valuable guide. I read this book before making the move and avoided several problems because of the good info provided.
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While many of the statistics listed in this book are quite useful to SAILING it has very little to do with living aboard a motor yacht (large or small). It certainly should list in the description what it does and doesn't cover. VERY disappointed.
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This book is a survey of a number of liveaboards about everything from batteries to hulls to stoves. What the people like and what they don't like. This is useful information for me... as I haven't yet lived 100% of the time on a boat. I'm not interested in reinventing the wheel... I enjoyed the book.
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