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  • Genre:SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SubGenre:Boating
  • Language:English
  • Pages:364
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781483597522

Serendipity

The Story of Building a Dream Ship

by Peter Murray

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Overview
Serendipity is the story of how the author and his wife built a thirty-foot cruising schooner while attending law school in the mid-1960's. Lacking tools, a proper building location and any real experience in boat building, the young couple had to learn by doing and persevered in the face of a succession of challenges. The account documents the process of building a bent-frame conventionally planked traditional wooden sailing yacht in some detail. It also tries to recapture the sense of adventure that animated the project from beginning trend.
Description
Serendipity is the story of how the author and his wife built a thirty-foot cruising schooner while attending law school in the mid-1960's. Lacking tools, a proper building location and any real experience in boat building, the young couple had to learn by doing and persevered in the face of a succession of challenges. The account documents the process of building a bent-frame conventionally planked traditional wooden sailing yacht in some detail. It also tries to recapture the sense of adventure that animated the project from beginning trend.
About the author
Peter L. Murray is a lawyer, law teacher and legal writer. He loves sailing, traditional wooden boats, and the Coast of Maine, where he has sailed Serendipity for nearly 50 years. He lives in Portland, Maine.
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