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South Sea Vagabonds: A New Zealand Classic Adventure of the Sea

4.47 of 5 stars 4.47  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 6th 1988 by Grafton Books (first published November 1988)
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Stephen Plank
Its hard to believe this adventure happened 70-80 years go. It echoes the values of my own family during that period who also sailed the Hauraki gulf and were "can do, won't worry" kiwi's. Vividly written by Johnny who was obviously obsessed with adventure and sailing. Its a shame there isn't second book that continues the story. Best sailing book I've read in years. Must read for all New Zealanders
Ian Anderson
Great book for anyone with a spark of adventure in them. An old fashioned romp in a bygone era as a boat is built from scraps and abandoned materials. Said boat is then sailed around the islands getting into all sorts of scrapes.

If you can find a copy, grab hold of it!
Grzegorz
Inspiring. If you have ever dreamed about building your own yacht and sail it on "the seven seas" - this book is for you. :-)
Lindsay
Great yarn about someone who made there dream come true, in the depression years.
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