Cost Conscious CruiserChampagne Cruisingon a Beer BudgetBy Lin and Larry PardeyTrue believers Lin and Larry Pardey have spent 32 years at sea in various yachts, most recently aboard their 29-foot engineless sloop Taleisin. They have worked as they wandered, rebuilding and refitting other boats, earning a meager but sufficient living.Cost Conscious Cruiser is a glimpse of their life. They describe gear and habits that have proved successful on their limited budget. The result is an honest, often humorous book that can serve as a benchmark for potential voyagers.
Pardey Books/Paradise Cay Publications, Arcata, Calif.; 800-736-4509; 359 pages; $29.95.