Boating Books

Kalliope's Library and Salon

We've read quite a bit about boat's over the last several years. Here are a couple of our favorites.

How to buy the Damn Boat
We new early on that we wanted a boat that could take us anywhere. And John Vigor's book really told us what to look for. Beth's book isn't so much about buying, but makes you really think about what you want your boat to do.

How to Sail the Damn Boat
These two books provide a good overview of about everything that you might want to know about sailing. The well worn Chapman book that I used was my dad's

How to fix the Damn Boat
The Calder book is probably the one book that you should have on board.