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Waterline: Of Fathers, Sons, and Boats

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At least on the surface this is the story of the author's struggle to restore (properly) an aged and almost derelict 17 foot Chris Craft Deluxe utility motorboat. Examines the link between father and son, and between the men and their boats.
Paperback, 205 pages
Published June 1st 2002 by David R. Godine Publisher (first published January 1st 1989)
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Apr 03, 2013 rated it liked it
A must read for anyone who loves old boats. A lovingly recounted story of how a young man reconnected with his past through restoring an antique boat in Minnesota. I must admit I failed to connect with the story because it focused a little too much on the art of boat restoration, a theme that really did not resonate with me. But I did take away a deep sense of the importance of boating and the water in Minnesota.
David R. Godine
May 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: maritime
"Soucheray has met, in this book , the most demanding standard for any writer — the goal Joseph Conrad set for himself: 'to make you feel.' Soucheray sees extraordinarily revealing details, and he makes us see them in words that are vivid yet restrained."
Minneapolis Star-Tribune

"Waterline is the perfect winter escape for the weather-bound boater and a memorable story."
Detroit News and Free Press
Mar 05, 2010 rated it it was ok
interesting boat story. a little too sentimental on the father side.
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