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Michael
10-22-2002, 10:24 AM
I read this weekend, sitting on the beach in Pensacola and not catching any fish:

"The Ocean Waits" by Webb Chiles. Details part of an (attempted?) circumnavigation in a 18 foot open canoe yawl. Anybody know if he finished it?

Jack Heinlen
10-22-2002, 12:19 PM
As I remember, he made it to the Red Sea, where he was arrested by Saudis(?), his boat confiscated, and accused of being an Israeli spy.

Was released after a short time, but never got his boat back, and never finished the circumnavigation.

Interesting story.

P.S. I guess you know that part of the story better than I remember, as that's in the second book, the one you read, eh?

Anyway, he never finished.

First book, "Open Boat-Across the Pacific" is also worth a look.

[ 10-22-2002, 02:58 PM: Message edited by: Jack Heinlen ]

ACB
10-22-2002, 02:56 PM
Boat was a Drascombe Lugger.

Jack Heinlen
10-22-2002, 02:58 PM
And, they are real yawls. ;)