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BOATSENSE: LESSONS AND YARNS FROM A
MARINE WRITER'S LIFE AFLOAT
PUBLISHED BY SEAPOINT BOOKS + MEDIA LLC, 2019 | 117 PAGES, $22.95
- BY BRUCE CONRON, FRENCHMAN'S BAY POWER AND SAIL SQUADRON

The intent of this book
is not to emulate Sea
Sense (1972), Richard
Henderson's classic
on seamanship and
all matters to do with
life afloat. Rather it's
a brief elaboration of
Doug Logan's (picture above) creed about boating, particularly but not exclusively aboard sailboats.
That creed or attitude (he would probably wince if I called
it his philosophy) might be summed up best by the following sentiment highlighted in the introduction: " If your
idea of a comfortable boat is one with air-conditioning, a
washer-dryer, satellite TV, and a generator that needs to
run for hours a day, we're of very different mindsets. You
might think of me as some sort of hair-shirted masochist,
and I might think of you as...exactly the same thing. Clearly,
we solicit our pain from different ends of the spectrum. "
You will gather the drift of his thinking from a few of the
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Bucket and Not Your Mom's Kitchen, for example. There's
a nice breezy conversational tone to the writing; excellent
writing that does not sermonize and is touched with a winning, self-deprecating sense of humour.

athwartships at bow and stern. Try hard to make the boat
hit something because that's what wind and tide will try
to do. Then you'll know if your lines are set up right. And
it's good entertainment for the neighbours. "
The book's stiff, glossy pages will resist wear and tear and
stand up well over a number of seasons' reading below deck.
Doug Logan has been managing editor, technical editor and executive editor of Sailing World, webmaster for Cruising World,
contributing editor of Powerboat Reports, editor-in-chief of
Practical Sailor, and senior editor for the websites of the Boat
Group. He has written hundreds of articles, and edited dozens
of books about boats, sailing, and the sea. He lives in Stony
Creek, Connecticut. J

For example, about seamanship and the necessity of having
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constant, low-grade paranoia that comes from having met
Murphy many times. "
Another passage I fancy is Logan's thoughts while out
on his Laser one late fall day: " The boat didn't have to be
trimmed perfectly and I didn't have to think furiously about
my next move. What I noticed, but without any particular
sense of urgency, was that wonderful dynamic of the wind
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between them. "
Interspersed throughout the chapters are ten " technical
sidebars " in shaded boxes, each one an informative lesson
about the boat's nature, performance and care. One I'll copy
and mount near the companionway is entitled Checklist
For Leaving the Boat. After tying bow, stern and spring
lines correctly, don't leave it at that. Logan advises you " to
lay hold of that gunwale and haul away, forward, aft and

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SARAH DOUGLAS: A ROLLER COASTER RIDE TO TOKYO
FEATURE: X-SHORE EELEX 8000
DESTINATION: DESTINATION VICTORIA, BC’S CAPITAL CITY
FEATURE: VIA-MARA – “WOOD” YOU LOOK AT THAT…..
MARINA: QUEEN’S COVE MARINA – AN INVESTMENT IN ENJOYMENT – REGULAR BOAT MAINTENANCE PAYS DIVIDENDS
AT THE HELM: YIPPEE!
SAIL REVIEW: DUFOUR 530
THE PORT HOLE: JUNE 2021
CROSSING THE LINE: NFTS AND CRYPTOBOATING - A BEGINNER’S GUIDE
Canadian Yachting June 2021 - Intro
Canadian Yachting June 2021 - Cover1
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - AT THE HELM: YIPPEE!
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - SARAH DOUGLAS: A ROLLER COASTER RIDE TO TOKYO
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - FEATURE: X-SHORE EELEX 8000
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - DESTINATION: DESTINATION VICTORIA, BC’S CAPITAL CITY
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