Cruis­ing Con­ver­sa­tions, Vol­ume 1

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There are few com­pre­hen­sive books on the thoughts of power cruis­ers. Dr. James Elling­ford started this project as part of the blog he keeps for his Nord­havn 62, Pen­dana, that he has been cruis­ing on with his fam­ily for the past three years. Vol­ume One of Cruis­ing Con­ver­sa­tions is his first ef­fort to com­bine those in­ter­views into a com­pre­hen­sive, non-dig­i­tal col­lec­tion he can eas­ily share with other cruis­ers and those who as­pire to cruise.

Cruis­ing Con­ver­sa­tions is the per­fect cof­fee table or pilothouse book for cruis­ers and dream­ers alike. The book is of an im­pres­sive, some­what in­tim­i­dat­ing size, as it is printed on A4-size, glossy pa­per. Though self-pub­lished in an ef­fort to keep the costs down, the work still fea­tures color pho­tos, mim­ick­ing a blog de­sign which has led to some awk­ward white space, a few pix­i­lated im­ages, and the odd place­ment of some ad­ver­tise­ments. How­ever, with an ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the ef­forts the au­thor has gone through to bring these con­ver­sa­tions to boaters at a rea­son­able price, the pre­sen­ta­tion can be over­looked. Cruis­ing Con­ver­sa­tions, Vol­ume One is a com­pi­la­tion of in­ter­views from thir­teen Nord­havn own­ers and con­tains ad­di­tional in­ter­views with some big names in the marine in­dus­try, such as Steve D’An­to­nio. While the book fo­cuses uniquely on Nord­havn own­ers, it does pro­vide in­sights for all power cruis­ers. In a world where the avail­able cruis­ing li­brary is of­ten full of books on sail­ing ad­ven­tures, it is of­ten hard to find re­lat­able books on power cruis­ing. Dr. Elling­ford’s book pro­vides a unique haven for these sto­ries.

If you are a boater, a cruiser, or just a dreamer, this book be­longs in your cruis­ing li­brary. It is a some­thing that one can eas­ily see reread­ing to glean new bits of in­sight and knowl­edge from the vast ex­pe­ri­ences within its pages.

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