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@Turtill wrote:

@Turtill wrote:

Whoops. I think I have enough recommendations for now thanks chaps.

pete

I have read some of the books recommended here now. I couldn’t read Jack de Crow as the writing style drove me crackers. I am very absorbed by “Sailing just for fun” and I would like to try something similar one day but not on such a basic boat. I would be interested in a boat about 20′ but with a diesel engine to drive a generator and keep the cabin warm. A centre board is essential as a shallow draft is a requirement.

Is there such a boat? This will not be a replacement for my wayfarer but it will need to be as transportable so I do not need a permanent mooring.

pete

Have you come across Dylan Winter’s rather leisurely shallow-water circumnavigation of Britain? Might be up your street. Did most of it to date on a 19ft Mirror Offshore (shoal draft, diesel inboard) but recently changed to a slightly larger Hunter Minstrel with an outboard.

See http://www.keepturningleft.co.uk

Fantastic series of films, cannot recommend them highly enough. Most of them can be watched for free but the best bet is to send him £15 and get a DVD.