Bumfuzzle - Just Out Looking for Pirates [NOOK Book]

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Pat and his wife, Ali, had never sailed before, but late one night they came to the conclusion that it was time to set their life on a radically different trajectory.

Still in their twenties they walked away from what most would consider the American dream, sold everything they owned, bought a thirty-five foot catamaran after spending three hours looking at boats, and ...
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Bumfuzzle - Just Out Looking for Pirates

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Overview

Pat and his wife, Ali, had never sailed before, but late one night they came to the conclusion that it was time to set their life on a radically different trajectory.

Still in their twenties they walked away from what most would consider the American dream, sold everything they owned, bought a thirty-five foot catamaran after spending three hours looking at boats, and sailed over the horizon.

Their approach ruffled feathers in the sailing community with many saying that their voyage was a recipe for disaster. Yet four years later they returned as circumnavigators, having sailed 34,000 miles around the globe with hardly a hitch.

This book is a mingling of the web logs they posted along the way and of new material giving an even deeper insight into their lives. For anybody who has ever dreamed of sailing the world's oceans but felt they would never have the experience necessary to do so. These two are an inspiration showing that it can be done.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012402134
  • Publisher: Book Bums Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/25/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 561,747
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Pat Schulte grew up in the Midwest in a decidedly non-boating family. After college he set out to become a commodities trader and eventually moved to Chicago to do just that. A few years later he and his wife Ali decided that there was more to life than work and consumerism. They set off shortly after that to sail around the world. About the most unlikely, and most unprepared, people to ever do so. Pat has been a wandering adventurer ever since. He blogs about his irresponsible adventures at www.bumfuzzle.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    Truly one of the "Must Read" books on sailing!

    If you have ever gone cruising, you will know yourself in here. If you have ever dreamed of sailing around the world, this is one of the books you MUST read! If you feel like your life isn't everything you wanted, this book may help you understand why you feel that way. This couple goes on to live out other adventures you can read about on their website. It is also well worth the visit. SUPER BOOK!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

    Enjoyable read

    I have to hand it to Ali and Pat. They go for it. Enjoyed reading the book, and I'm going to buy a boat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2012

    A fun read for all ages. Enjoyed blasting thru this one while o

    A fun read for all ages. Enjoyed blasting thru this one while on vacation.

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  • Posted December 10, 2011

    And you thought pirates were bad!!!

    What a stir this young couples' adventures caused in the Sailing community! Forum threads had to be shut down, everyone, and I do mean EVERYONE, had an opinion. The conservative "do-it-by-the-book-or-not-at-all" folks versus the "go-for-it" crew. They were young adventurers ,the scourge of the Coast Guard, cool ambassadors, entitled, spoiled, brats, you name it. I got a kick out of a site named "Sailing Anarchy", where they were often slammed for being non-conformist! Ya' gotta' love it! Always a fan, I met them for pizza and beer. These are wonderful people who definitely live life on their terms. I love them and I think their kids won the lottery. What great parents! This book is a fun read for everyone, sailor or not. Now with two young children they are sailing away on another adventure. Hold on to your PFD's, this will be another amazing ride!

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  • Posted April 5, 2011

    Fabulous

    Excellent and easy read. I loved every page of this adventurous book. I am already dreaming of my own escape!

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