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Janice aboard Seaweed,
living the good life afloat...

Trawler life on a nickel budget is possible.
I'm doing it and you can too.

Janice Marois, nautical journalist.
Accredited member of Boat Writers International.

The Books page
On the bookshelf ~ my cruisers reference library

Aphorism Alert:  Problem solving involves more than coming up with solutions... each stage offers lessons in both understanding and humility.

Books
On the bookshelf ~ my cruisers reference library
(Article title ~ specific books mentioned)

~ listed chronologically, as posted ~
 

If you would like to see all the books with their covers on one page click here for Seaweed's Cruisers Reference Library aka Book Store. Some are just for fun.
 

  1. Going Batty - The Encyclopedia of Cookery circa 1949

  2. Growing Lentil Sprouts - The Intricate Art of Living Afloat, and Tricks of the Trades, and The Gentleman's Guide to Passages South

  3. Shooting Star - Kindle

  4. Organizing Your Tools - Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4the Edition, and Chapman's Piloting & Seamanship

  5. Making the Right Choice - The Intricate Art of Living Afloat, and Tricks of the Trades, and Chapman's Piloting & Seamanship, and Don Casey's This Old Boat, Second Edition

  6. As Winter Approaches - Kindle, and Harry Potter series

  7. Carrabelle Sparkles - Seashore Life

  8. Why Be Normal - Harry Potter series

  9. Where the Women Are - Spanish for Cruisers, and French for Cruisers

  10. Silverware and Spatulas - Kindle, and T. Tembaron by Frances Hodgson Burnett,  and Conch Cooking

  11. The Log Book - Log Book by Adams 150 numbered pages, and National Brand Record Book - 150 numbered pages, and National brand Record Book - 300 numbered pages

  12. Travelers Met - Marsha McCloskey's Block Party

  13. Pots and Pans Primer - Birds of North America

  14. Fine Folks - The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know, and Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual

  15. Capable of Learning - Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4the Edition

  16. We've Seen Worse - Kindle

  17. Beryl Lessons - Log Book with 150 numbered pages

  18. Bits about Birds - Log Book, and Birds of North America

  19. Hunting Nowadays - Simple Jess

  20. Heaters Debunked - Clan of the Cave Bear series aka The Earth's Children Series

  21. Men Buy, Women Shop - Kindle,

  22. Time Stopped - Chapman's Piloting & Seamanship, and Birds of North America

  23. Dreamer to Boater: Books - Tricks of the Trades, and The Intricate Art of Living Afloat, and All in the Same Boat, and Living Off the Sea, and Living Aboard, and The Essentials of Living Aboard a Boat, and The Cruising Life

  24. Kindle Reads - Kindle, and  The Swiss Family Robinson, and Do and Dare by Horatio Alger, and Earth's Children Series (by Jean Auel) and the Harry Potter series

  25. In the Head - Why Didn't I Think of That? : 1,198 Tips from 222 Sailors on 120 Boats from 9 Countries

  26. (Joshua Slocum's) Spray replica Anja - Sailing Alone Around the World

  27. Organizing Humbug - Tricks of the Trades

  28. Bilge Pump OUCH - Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4th Edition, and Seashore Life

  29. How to Access Galley Storage - Kindle, and The Box-Car Children

  30. Processing in Pressure Cooker (Preserving Meats, Part 2) - Kindle, and Simple Jess

  31. Dolphin Visits - Birds of North America

  32. Expert Advice versus Intuition (spare parts inventory) - Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4the Edition, and Seashore Life (Golden Field Guide Series)

  33. Budget Boating - Beachcruising and Coastal Camping

  34. Canning Stuffed Green Peppers - Kindle, and The Best of James Herriot from Reader's Digest

  35. Deal Breaker (galley gear in thrift store) - The Circle of Useful Knowledge

  36. Seldom Bored - Kindle

  37. In the Rain - Birds of North America

  38. Boating Changes over the Decades - Bennett Cerf's The Laugh's on Me, and Bennett Cerf's Laugh Day, and Bennett Cerf's Try and Stop Me, and Bennett Cerf's The Life of the Party

  39. Three Miles Out (Thursday's Child) - Jean Auel's Earth's Children Series, and Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4the Edition

  40. Budget Spice Shelf (costs less than $1) - Kindle

  41. Flares Expire (my solution) - Pioneer Sample Quilt-in-a-Day aka my Perpetual Sampler, and At-a-Glance Daily Diary Medium size

  42. Dresses and Yeses - Beachcruising and Coastal Camping by Ida Little and Michael Walsh

  43. Survey a Free Boat - Don Casey's This Old Boat

  44. Glass-bottom Dinghy - Cruising in Comfort, and Fishes, and Fishing, and Seashells of North America

  45. Cuban Conch Chowder - Conch Cooking

  46. Bookbinding for Beginners - Chapman's Piloting & Seamanship, and The Circle of Useful Knowledge

  47. Holiday Invitations (Christmas 2014) - Kindle, and T. Tembarom, and The Box-Car Children

  48. Kindle versus Fire (nail polish too) - Kindle

  49. Sage Returns - Sea Gypsy, and At Any Cost: Love, Life and Death at Sea

  50. Sewn Up (shopping bag repair) - Chapman's Piloting & Seamanship

  51. Warranty Paperwork (SeaSense bilge pump) - Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4the Edition

  52. Hiring Expertise - Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4the Edition

  53. Planning for Adventure (cruising guides) - The Gentleman's Guide to Passages South, and Cruising Guide To The Northern Bahamas Volume 1, and Cruising Guide To The Southern Bahamas Volume 2, and Cruising Guide To The Exuma Cays Volume 3, and On and Off the Beaten Path - The Central and Southern Bahamas Guide, and Cruising Guide To The Northwest Caribbean 2nd Edition, and Cruising Guide To Puerto Rico 3rd Edition, and Cruising Guide To The Virgin Islands 2nd Edition, and Cruising Guide To The Windward Islands 2nd Edition, and Cruising Guide to the Northern Leeward Islands, and Cruising Guide to the Southern Leeward Islands, and Sailors Guide to the Windward Islands, and Cruising Ports the Central American Route, and Mexico Boating Guide

  54. Command in the Galley - Dinotopia by James Gurney, and Kindle, and Dinotopia - A Land Apart from Time, and Dinotopia - The World Beneath, and Dinotopia - Journey to Chandara, and Dinotopia - First Flight by James Gurney

  55. Barn Swallows (Kindle critique) - Kindle, and Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4the Edition, and Birds of North America, and Seashells of North America, and Kindle, and National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Birds of North America, and Seashore Life

  56. Decadence Required - Capable Cruiser 3rd Edition by Lin and Larry Pardey, and Cruising in Sareffyn Tribute Edition, and Self Sufficient Sailor Third Edition, and Cost Conscious Cruiser, and Beachcruising and Coastal Camping, and Kindle, and Why Didn't I Think of That? : 1,198 Tips, and Tricks of the Trades

  57. Songbird in Water - Birds of North America

  58. Dangerous Boatyards - Kindle, and Cheaper by the Dozen (Illustrated), and Cheaper by the Dozen and Belles on Their Toes (2 book set)

  59. Heat Rises and Mildew Grows (finding discounts on Amazon) - Kindle, and Cheaper by the Dozen (Illustrated), and Belles on their Toes, or Cheaper by the Dozen and Belles on Their Toes (2 book set), and Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

  60. Learning about Life Afloat (a checklist) - Chapman's Piloting & Seamanship, and Tricks of the Trades

  61. Is a $20k Boat too Costly? - This Old Boat, and Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4the Edition

  62. Chaos in the Galley - Kindle, and The Earth's Children Series

  63. Change of Light Bulbs (LED versus cheap) - Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4the Edition

  64. Finding Your Boat (part 1) - This Old Boat, Second Edition, and Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4the Edition

  65. Finding Your Boat (part 2) - Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4the Edition, and Don Casey's This Old Boat, and Why Didn't I Think of That?

  66. Finding Your Boat (part 3) - Don Casey's This Old Boat

  67. Finding Your Boat (part 5) - Voyaging on A Small Income by Annie Hill

  68. Finding  Your Boat Series - This Old Boat, Second Edition by Don Casey, and Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4the Edition, and Why Didn't I Think of That?, and Voyaging on A Small Income by Annie Hill

  69. Non Sequitur on Boating - The Non Sequitur Guide to Aging, and Non Sequitur's Beastly Things, and Charlie Codman's Cruise

  70. Little Things (hobby afloat) - Kindle, and Do and Dare by Horatio Alger

  71. A New Calder's (2015, 4th Edition) - Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4the Edition

  72. Backing Plate Concerns - Dictionary of Nautical Terms by Stuart Warren

  73. Keeping in Touch with Grandchildren - Magazine Subscriptions via KindleUnlimited

  74. Vinegar Cleans Pans - Gentleman's Guide to Passages South

  75. Foaming Soap Dispenser (how to) - The Gentleman's Guide to Passages South, and Tricks of the Trades

  76. Anhingas - Birds of North America: A Guide to Field Identification

  77. Tate's Hell (dwarf cypress tress) - Earth's Children Series

  78. St. Pete boat show 2015 (part 2) - Cruising Guide to Florida's Big Bend, and The Ohio River, Voyaging On Today's River - A Boating Guide

  79. St. Pete boat show 2015 (part 1) - Kindle, and Simple Jess

  80. Time Flies by Peggie Hall, Head Mistress - Get Rid of Boat Odors

  81. Making a Towel Rack - Why Didn't I Think of That? : 1,198 Tips from 222 Sailors on 120 Boats from 9 Countries, and The Richest Man in Babylon

  82. The Birds (ordering iced coffee) - Kindle, and Brave and Bold Or, The Fortunes of Robert Rushton by Horatio Alger

  83. Spare Prop has Swap Potential - The Swiss Family Robinson; or Adventures in a Desert Island

  84. Batteries Store Power - Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4the Edition

  85. Solar, Batteries and an Inverter - Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4the Edition

  86. Boat Buying Decisions (what is important?) - Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4the Edition

  87. Gutenberg Books (for free) - Project Gutenberg and Kindle

  88. Sea Fever on Gutenberg - Sea Ballads on Gutenberg and Kindle

  89. All's Well aboard Seaweed - Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4the Edition

  90. Christmas Connections - Birds of North America

  91. Missing Medicines - T. Tembarom

  92. Meet the Culprit (styptic) - Birds of North America

  93. Buying a Big Boat (part 1) - Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4the Edition

  94. Hurricane Irma (part 4) - Birds of North America

  95. Hurricane Irma Saga - Birds of North America

  96. Paralyzed by Planning (includes sundries list) - Kindle

  97. Snook Surface (cold weather consequence) - Golden Guide to Fishes

  98. Upsizing the Alternator - My Mistake - Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4the Edition

  99. Book Store - Haslam's in St. Pete The Cruising Chef Cookbook, Second Edition by Michael Greenwald

  100. Scorpion Vacuum and Kindle Fire Questions - Paperwhite, and 10" Kindle Fire with 32GB memory, and 10" Kindle Fire with 64GB memory

  101. Dock Lines from Halyards (snubber too) - Dictionary of Nautical Terms by Stuart Warren

  102. Storm and Hurricane Info Links - Birds of North America

  103. Diagnosing a Bad Battery - Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4the Edition

  104. Proper Attachment of a Terminal End - A Winter Love Story by Betty Neels, Paperwhite, and 10" in 64G Fire's.

  105. Storing the Power (battery charts) Part Three - Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4the Edition

  106. Powering the Refrigerator - The Complete Series - Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4the Edition

  107. Birds and my friend Dale the Welder - Birds of North America

  108. Routine Maintenance of Hose Clamps - Betty Neels books and Kindle

  109. Hurricane Michael (with Carrabelle pictures) - Chapman's Piloting & Seamanship, and Anchorages Along the ICW by Skipper Bob

  110. Halloween 2018 - Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4the Edition, and Harry Potter series, and Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite

  111. Dating for Boaters - Part 1 - Birds of North America

  112. Dating for Boaters (summary) - Birds of North America

  113. Tips for Cooling the Boat - Birds of North America, and Seashore Life, and Fishes, and Fishing, and Seashells of North America.

  114. Wild Bird Observations (night herons) - Birds of North America, and Seashore Life

  115. Running the Hounds - The Best of James Herriot, and Joy of Nature

  116. Petroleum Jelly aboard a Boat - Dictionary of Nautical Terms by Stuart Warren

  117. Spinners restaurant in St. Pete (island chain) - Birds of North America

  118. Nifty Nantucket Bagg (plus Harbor Freight tool rule) - Beachcruising and Coastal Camping

  119. Multimeter Repair - Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4the Edition

  120. Multimeter Improvement (clamps) - Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4the Edition

  121. How Shaft Keys Work - Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4the Edition

  122. Birds bring Happiness - Birds of North America

  123. New Flares (in the comments section) - The Gentleman's Guide to Passages South, and Tricks of the Trades

  124. Website Woes Resolved - Kindle Paperwhite

  125. Bird of Prey ID Sought - Birds of North America, and Fishes

  126. Feeding the birds (February 2021) - Birds of North America

  127. Barracudas and Ciguatera Toxin - Fishes (A Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press)

  128. Power to Obtain Freedom (penguin request) - Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4the Edition

  129. Adding Renogy and Upgrading Solar Regulator (#4 in series) - Birds of North America

  130. Solar on Cloudy Days (#5 in series) - Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4the Edition

  131. Power from None to Now (the complete series) - Birds of North America, Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4the Edition

  132. Declutter by Donation - Eight Bells

  133. WD-40 versus Starting Fluid - Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4th Edition

  134. Green Herons - Birds of North America

  135. Estate Sale Book Finds - Prayers and Graces (1951), Pirates, Ships and Sailors (1950), and, Slumberland (1880-1905)

  136. Calling Cap'n Jesse (Mistakes were Made, part 5) - Tricks of the Trades, and The Gentleman's Guide to Passages South

  137. AC Install from Hades (Mistakes were Made, complete series) - Tricks of the Trades, and The Gentleman's Guide to Passages South

  138. Marineland of Florida - The Book of Fishes, circa 1939

  139. Dawn Detergent - The Gentleman's Guide to Passages South,  and Tricks of the Trades

  140. I'm an Auntie (green heron nest) - Birds of North America

  141. Troubleshooting a 50A Power Leg Problem - Tricks of the Trades,

  142. in the comments of Waters of Idalia - Chapman's Piloting & Seamanship

  143.  

  144. coming soon

 

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Aphorisms

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