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Pardey Books

Bull Canyon

Buy Now! Lin Pardey and her husband Larry are internationally famous for their sailing adventures. But in 1980 – fresh from an eleven years-long sailing journey, where they forged the early years of their marriage on high seas and in exotic locales – they came to California looking for a good spot to build a … Continue reading »

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Capable Cruiser 3rd Edition

Buy Now! Click here to see inside the book! This revised and expanded third edition of a cruising classic includes nine completely new chapters with such advice as: sixteen ways to encourage your lover (partner) to share your dream; strategies for turning sudden engine failure into a minor incident; choosing safety equipment; repairing rigging at … Continue reading »

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Storm Tactics Handbook, 3rd Ed.

“In a storm at sea, luck is highly biased toward the sailor who has a plan.” So write Lin and Larry Pardey in this, the third edition of their highly regarded Storm Tactics Handbook. As in the first two editions of this book, they describe their concerns about the tendency of modern sailors to discard the classic methods used to bring sailing vessels of all sizes—from vast clipper ships to tiny yachts—through amazingly strong winds and heavy seas. Continue reading »

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Seraffyn’s Oriental Adventure

A tale of adventures, as two young dreamers continue their voyaging on board their self-built 24’4″ cutter. They cross the exotic sea that spawned Homer’s tales of Ulysses’ Odyssey, then sail through the strife torn Red Sea and across the typhoon tossed waters of the Bay of Bengal. Continue reading »

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Seraffyn’s Mediterranean Adventure

Covers three adventurous years in the Pardey’s circumnavigation with stops in Spain, North Africa, Crete, Malta, the Adriatic, Turkey and the Greek Isles. Photos. Continue reading »

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Seraffyn’s European Adventure

Join Lin and Larry while they winter in England working to pay for the next leg of their journey into the Baltic, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Germany. Continue reading »

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Self Sufficient Sailor

Full of ideas and wisdom on how to sail in comfort and safety without large cash outlays. Every sailor, whether or not they plan to sail over the horizon, should read the Pardeys. Continue reading »

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Details of Classic Boat Construction: The Hull

This book is used by boatbuilding schools around the world to explain the elements of classic craftsmanship and make these skills accessible to beginning woodworkers. Continue reading »

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Cruising in Seraffyn 25th Anniversary Ed.

Cruising in Seraffyn has sold over 50,000 copies in five editions and three languages. The Pardeys have also added a sixteen page full-color album with 35 new photographs for this silver anniversary edition. This book will inspire new readers and appeal to fans who already enjoy the special world Lin and Larry share with their lively and informative prose. Continue reading »

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Cost Conscious Cruiser

The pleasures and adventures of cruising under sail are amazingly affordable, say Lin and Larry Pardey. But to keep your dreams on budget, financially, emotionally, and timewise, you have to decide – are you a cruiser or a consumer? Continue reading »

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