Foul Bottoms: The Pitfalls of Boating and How to Enjoy Them

Foul Bottoms: The Pitfalls of Boating and How to Enjoy Them

by John Quirk
     
 

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Based on a series of highly popular articles written for Classic Boat magazine, this witty collection dwells on the scrapes people get themselves into when building and sailing boats of all descriptions. Most sailors will find something to relate to in the escapades and faux pas detailed here, and the stories will undoubtedly bring a wry smile to any boater's lips.

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Based on a series of highly popular articles written for Classic Boat magazine, this witty collection dwells on the scrapes people get themselves into when building and sailing boats of all descriptions. Most sailors will find something to relate to in the escapades and faux pas detailed here, and the stories will undoubtedly bring a wry smile to any boater's lips. John Quirk's terrifically witty cartoons help bring these anecdotes to life.

Some of the quotes from the book include:

• "Her jeans fitted like the fuzz on a peach."
• "With the ship sinking beneath us, the owner frantically fumbled through the warranty."
• "We hit the dining room with the etiquette of escaped lab rats."

" 'Quirky' is the sea-going version of Bill Bryson and Jeremy Clarkson - and he draws better!" - Dan Houston, editor, Classic Boat magazine.

Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review
Nothing is without its downfalls, and boats are no different. Foul Bottoms: The Pitfalls of Boating and How to Enjoy Them is a collection of stories of the fun and not-so-fun of boating, as author John Quirk presents a book of text and art illustrating his stories, giving readers a fun and humorous romp through the challenges of recreational boating. From the coast to Africa, Foul Bottoms is a choice and very fun read; highly recommended.
Yachting World
Meet 'Quirky' and his very interesting, sometimes eccentric mates as he leads you through a lifetime of boat building and sailing adventures and misadventures, disasters and delights, in some rather strange places. The writing is wonderfully witty, the turns of phrase quite refreshing. It is a delightful read, and the enjoyment is heightened immeasurably by his detailed, full color, Peyton-like illustrations

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574092950
Publisher:
Sheridan House, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/15/2010
Pages:
290
Sales rank:
1,225,171
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

John Quirk's articles have been featured in Classic Boat magazine, his comedic and artistic flair proving highly popular with readers. His collection of disasters and delights drawing from half a century of "messing about" in boats are presented with an opinionated wit and exquisitely detailed illustrations. As an architect, Quirk has lived and worked in Africa, the United States and Asia, and is now an Australian.

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