We Recommend

Here’s a list of some books and other items that we’re happy to recommend to others as well. We want to emphasize that we recommend these only cause we’ve used them and we’ve been pleased with them.

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Books

Get Real, Get Gone

Get Real, Get Gone

Definitely one of the best sailing books I’ve read! Inspiring book for anyone planning a long voyage.

A Passion For The Sea, Jimmy Cornell

A Passion For The Sea, Jimmy Cornell

I bought this book years ago at the Helsinki International Boat Show, when Cornell was giving his presentation. Summing up experiences from his modest experiences, only three around the world trips and 200 000 miles at the sea…

World Voyage Planner: Planning a Voyage from Anywhere in the World to Anywhere in the World , Jimmy Cornell

World Voyage Planner, Jimmy Cornell

Another one of Cornell’s books. The title “Planning a Voyage from Anywhere in the World to Anywhere in the World” gives an idea of the coverage of the book. Along with the bible World Cruising Routes, it provides a comprehensive description of the various routes, timetables, weathers, winds and currents. You can armchair travel around the world in a few pages.

My Old Man and the Sea

One of the favourite books for the both of us. A story about a father and son sailing around Cape Horn with a small sailing boat. Well written, humoristic novel, telling the story nicely on both perspectives.

Upgrading Your Boat’s Interior

Boat Interior

We’ve redone all the surfaces inside the boat. This book has been one of the sources of inspiration. From this book I’ve taken some ideas to various detail that have helped us add more light to the saloon.

Why Didn’t I Think of That

Why Didn't I Think of That

When you are running out of ideas, it’s good to get them elsewhere. In this book you’ll find everything from learning your dog to poop, to cooking and technical equipment. And everything in between. I’ve been using this especially on finding new ideas on figuring out new storage places.

Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual

If there’s a bible for boat fixers, it’s this one. “The Guide to Fixing Everything on Your Boat” – There’s information basically on everything on this book. Almost 1 000 pages of pure fact. I must admit, I haven’t read this one cover to cover! 🙂 But when needing info on specific issues, it’s a great addition to the boat library.

Marine Diesel Engines: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair

Another basic books in our library on fixing stuff. From this one, I’ve got to know some basic facts on diesel engines. And during the summer it was useful when I had some temporary issues with starting the engine.

Alla sa vi skulle dö

Alla sa vi skulle dö

These Swedish kids sailed around the world with a small Albin Vega. Here’s a taste of adventure! If these guys can do it, so can you. And even I. 🙂


Other Products

Fujifilm Instax Mini 70

Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 is a beautiful instant camera. With it’s selfie view you can easily frame your selfies and also take some nice buddy pictures. 🙂 With a self timer group photos can also be taken.

More on the idea behind this camera, can be found on this blog.

Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Sailing

A lot of people are using Netflix, but the next big thing will be Amazon’s Prime Video. In the US it already is a bigger source of transferred data than YouTube(!), so it is huge. And no wonder, there’s content for everyone. Also for sailors there’s more movies and documents than in any other service I’ve used.

You can try it out for free for a 30 day period. This link takes you directly to the sailing videos. On the left top corner you’ll find “Try Prime” to try it for free.

Proper tools!

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For once I didn’t try to save when I bought new tools! It did take a bite at the time of the purchase, but now I’m very pleased. It’s just so much more convenient to work when you don’t have to wonder if there’s enough power or not. On these same series devices the batteries are compatible, so separate batteries are not needed on each of them. To this Multi-Tool also a good quality set of components came with the package. Poor boy doesn’t afford to buy cheap. I’d need to keep this in mind myself.

B&G chart plotter with a sending and receiving AIS

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Without sending and receiving AIS this Kaisu’s maneuver in the middle of the night outside Klaipeda would have been a lot more scary!

One of the best things we’ve bought has been B&G’s Zeus2 chart plotter with sending and receiving AIS. We haven’t even used a fraction of all the different features, but for example the practicality of the combination of touch screen and keyboard has proved to be optimal. Especially when it rains and you have gloves on. In the new version though you can also use the touch screen with the gloves on. Without the sending and receiving AIS the maneuver above or driving through the Irbe Strait in the middle of the night in a thick fog would have been impossible.