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How to Build a Tin Canoe Confessions of an Old Salt

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ISBN-10: 1401300278

ISBN-13: 9781401300272

Edition: 2003

Authors: Robb White

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Robb White knows everything there is to know about getting on the water, and staying there as long as you possibly can. While still a young boy he built his first boat. Today, without any formal training, White constructs some of the most sought-after wooden boats around. sIn How to Build a Tin Canoe, this Southern raconteur and self-taught, expert wooden boatbuilder offers a wryly humorous journey through a life lived on the water and the lessons learned along the way. These include how to make a canoe from the tin roof of a chicken coop, how to survive rampaging monkeys, and how to get a turtle to stop eating your boat. In chapters such as "Seagull: in which I learn not to be so gullible"…    
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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Hyperion Press
Publication date: 5/14/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

The Boat in the Coach House in which I sink as far as possible
The Tin Canoe of World War Two in which I begin a lifetime of building eyeball designed boats
The Reynolds in which I learn the true meaning of life ... when I am young enough to make some good use of the knowledge
The Reynolds Crew Discovers St. George Island and saves the day with a brave rescue
Another Reynolds Rescue in which I escape formal education but become educated nevertheless
A Few Recipes of the Reynolds Crew in which I begin a lifetime as a gourmet
Sailfish in which someone else learns a lesson ... well, almost
Storm Boat Motor in which, due to the onset of puberty, I foolishly expand my compulsion to include machinery
How I Became a Boatbuilder in which I take a wife, turn professional, and learn a lot all at the same time
Terrible Torque and the Floorboard Man in which there is a terrible tragedy, so you might want to skip this one
Monkey Island in which I leave my young bride for ... monkeys
Seagull in which I learn not to be so gullible
Prams in which I become a successful, professional boatbuilder first shot out of the box
Pleistocene Creek in which I almost give it all up and quit the boatbuilding business for good
Sheephead Head Soup in which there are the natural histories of two fish and a worm and ... yet another recipe
Sea Turtle in which I learn my lesson about being so presumptuous ... well, almost
Cobio in which I save my children from starvation but almost freeze to death in the process
The Giant Catfish of Mobile in which I meet an astonishing transvestite ... and cook breakfast
King Tut in which I prove the disclaimer that none of these stories could possibly be true
The Slave's Recipe in which I do a little more tugging, get involved in a criminal conspiracy, and get locked up for murder ... and learn a new recipe ... and satisfy a lifelong curiosity ... a long story
Islands in which I reveal yet another obsession
The Canned Ham Incident in which I do not participate, so Hurrah for the other side
Dead Man's Boat in which I reveal two morals
The Old J 80 Johnson in which I help a man recover his long-lost self-esteem
The Sailing, Commercial Fishing Felucca "Bullet" # 9999 in which there is a poem
The Caribs and the Arawaks in which I figure out economics, but too late to participate in any of it
An Analog Mind Stuck in a Digital World in which I finally, in the twilight of my life, figure out what the hell is wrong with me and effect a complete cure
Cooking Up Opinions in which I finally set aside my peculiar ways and start acting like all the other old men in the world
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