Saturday, November 16, 2013

Winter Reading List

Winter has set upon us in Wisconsin and it is time to line up our reading material. We both love to read and winter offers us enough free time to delve into our books. So what are we planning to read this year? Will the art work on the book cover show a shirtless muscular man with flowing locks embracing a beautiful woman as they stand on a cliff in the wind? Nah!

We ordered these after reviewing other cruisers "must have" reference book lists online. The plan is to read through them and then have them on board our boat as ready references.

Marine Diesel Engines by Nigel Calder

Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual by Nigel Calder

Modern Marine Weather by David Burch

Weather Workbook by David Burch

Inland and Coastal Navigation by David Burch

Navigation Workbook by David Burch

Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning by Althouse, Turnquist and Bracciano

Boatowner's Illustrated Electrical Handbook by Charlie Wing

Coastal Charts for Cruising the Florida Keys by Clairborne S. Young

Sound like fun? While not exactly page turners they should be interesting and very informative.

Brenda also used a Groupon (online super discounters) for a Tesol class. Tesol (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) is a certification class to teach English as a foreign language. Mike says this will make Brenda employable anywhere tropical. Sweet, he can fish and drink rum runners while Brenda is off supporting our new lifestyle.

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