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Tightwads on the Loose: A Seven Year Pacific Odyssey Paperback – May 1, 2012

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"A compelling read, "Tightwads on the Loose: a Seven Year Pacific Odyssey" flows as an adventure narrative with a "you are there" flavor. Ms. Hinman is as competent with the written word as she is at sea. And she clearly has a sense of humor." Mike Dillon, Magnolia News

"Alternately hilarious, exciting and thought provoking, Tightwads on the Loose tells what happens when two people with very disparate personalities set out in a too small boat with a too small budget. It will take you on a glorious romp around the Pacific."
Elsie Hulsizer, author Glaciers, Bears and Totems and Voyages to Windward

"Enjoy a wild ride with Wendy Hinman's Tightwads on the Loose: A Seven Year Pacific Odyssey. The pragmatist and the dreamer make entertaining travel companions, and the places they visit capture the imagination."
- Janna Cawrse Esarey, author of The Motion of the Ocean

"Lively, thoughtful and entertaining.  As the best cruising memoirs do, "Tightwads" rises above the pack by providing more than just the vicarious thrill of experiencing exotic anchorages and storms at sea. Hinman adeptly takes readers on a vividly detailed journey, but the book also delves deeper." - Three Sheets Northwest

"What an incredible book!! I couldn't put it down. I savored every word. It was so evocative and exciting reading about places I always wanted to visit. I loved the color and the mystery and the personal parts about their relationship." Donna J. Moore, author of Out of the Fog

"A light-hearted tone and unaffected style make this an entertaining tale." San Francisco Book Review

About the Author

Wendy Hinman's stories have appeared in a variety of publications, especially ones sailors like to read. She is also the award-winning author of Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire. Even after 34,000 miles, she looks forward to her next adventure with her husband, Garth, to whom she's still married and happens to like. http://wendyhinman.com

Product details

  • Item Weight : 1.14 pounds
  • Paperback : 386 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0984835008
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0984835003
  • Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.87 x 9 inches
  • Publisher : Salsa Press; First American Edition (May 1, 2012)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184 ratings
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