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  1. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Supporter Contributor

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    Writing a historical or fantasy novel featuring sailing?

    Discussion in 'Research' started by Steerpike, Sep 26, 2016.

    I've uploaded a copy of Bowditch's Practical Navigator (published in 1802) to the following link:

    http://www.megafileupload.com/wMjM/The_Improved_Practical_Navigator.pdf

    It has information on navigation, of course, and also use of instrumentation etc. Also cool is the list of sailing terminology that starts on page 262. Enjoy!
     
  2. The Elder One

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    I don't exactly sail these waters(no pun intended) but that will be interesting information if I ever decide to write something like that. Thank you, saving it here.
     
  3. Scot

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    I have a small yacht which I sail around the Scottish islands. Your post has just made me realise that I've never written anything other than what's in my log book! I also have a website devoted to the esoteric art of astronavigation.
    See www.backbearing.com for other sailing related links.

    Note to self: Must write a story about sailing!
     

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