The Book - Four Suns

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Four Suns, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Four Suns

    Four Suns Head Pot Stirrer TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    2003 480 DB
    Zodiac ProJet Dinghy
    Yamaha 110vx WaveRunner
    QSM-11 Diesels
    So you've all seen all the polls I've run over the last six months and some mention of the book I'm working so here it goes. Now that some of the preliminary copyright work is out of the way, I'll let you know what it is. This is not the final cover (it is being redone by a professional) but this is what was passed to them:


    It's basically a book that covers the aspects of cruising that I've never seen anywhere else from a "reality" point of view. It covers things like boat systems, route planning, spares, safety, meal planning, activities, weather, pets, etc but with a little twisted humor and commentary. It also has the New England trip logs in the Appendix...

    It's also meant to be a "feel good" and funny book in the midst of this gloomy world right now. If we can't make fun of ourselves, who can we make fun of? Well.. Skip and his kid... who landed on the front cover but that's another story.

    So that's it. I'm hoping to have it on the market by the end of Feb. Some people have been kind enough to review it for me and that will happen after the editor fixes some of the grammar errors. She starts this week.
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2009
  2. Converse48

    Converse48 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2006
    Chesapeake Bay
    2010 McKinna 57 Pilothouse
    Well done Gary. I look forward to reading it.

    I love the Skip picture, but there is only one screaming kid, no stupid dogs and no angry wife.
  3. Carver370

    Carver370 Active Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    New Buffalo Michigan
    1994 Carver 370 Motoryacht
    Twin Crusader 454 - 350 HP Each.
    I would keep a few copies in my office here at the Marina!
  4. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    I can't wait! What's Skip's commission?
  5. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
    Looking For Next One
    What is the price? Please keep it cheap for us small boat owners. (Grin)
  6. Morpheus

    Morpheus New Member

    May 7, 2007
    Odessa, FL
    2006 SeaRay Sundeck 240
    5.0MPI Mercruiser w/ Bravo III
    Yea do we all get signed copies?
  7. Turtlesboat

    Turtlesboat Minister of Media TECHNICAL Contributor

    Feb 4, 2007
    New York City
    1996 450DA, TNT, Caribe dink w/15hp OB.
    3126 427HP TD transmissions
    do we all get credit for the pie charts? I'll PM you the correct spelling of my name. I would like it in the Aviner font.
  8. billandamy

    billandamy New Member

    Oct 22, 2007
    Southwest CT
    2008 205 sport. MonsterTower wakeboard tower.
    5.0 mpi (260 hp) alpha one drive with 19p ss prop.
    Awesome! Congrats. The hardest part about writing a book is actually sitting down and writing a book. Glad you found the time and captivating subject matter.
  9. Weave

    Weave New Member

    Jun 1, 2007
    Western, MA
    200 Sundeck 2005
    4.3 MPI Alpha I Gen II
    Good deal....I'll be reading for sure. Ought to be humorous for sure!
  10. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    My check's in the mail! For an autographed copy of course!
  11. jrirvine1

    jrirvine1 Member

    Dec 3, 2006
    Chester, MD
    2005 420 da
    Cummins 480 CE's (Rocket Sled)
    New picture for your book.

  12. fc3

    fc3 Just another eclectic geek TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 12, 2006
    Northern NJ
    1999 Sea Ray 330DA
    Twin 7.4 MPI (310 propshaft HP) V-drives
    Twin Mercury Marine marinized 7.4L L-29 V8s
    Cast iron block w 4-bolt mains
    In this case, I would think the hardest part of writing this book was getting all of the first hand experience with injuries on board.
  13. SR400DB

    SR400DB Member

    Mar 18, 2008
    Live California; Boat Seattle
    2003 400DB, Simrad NSS12, 6100i, Furuno Navtex, KVH M3 Harbormaster Mark II
    Cummins 6 CTA'S 8.3 417 BHP.
    Great job, looking forward to it.
  14. Dancin Dave

    Dancin Dave Active Member

    Oct 9, 2006
    Rowayton, Ct
    580 SSS 1997
    CAT 3408 800 hp
    I cant wait to see the movie!
  15. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Active Member

    May 10, 2007
    '08 H240
    +1 :)
  16. osd9

    osd9 New Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    2003 410DA
    Caterpillar 3126-TA w/ ZF 80-IV
    Will you have a 'book signing' at the CSR AC'09 get together on July 4th?
  17. Vince_nj1

    Vince_nj1 Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Aug 25, 2008
    North Barnegat Bay
    2006 320 V-Drives 6.2s, Bow Thruster, Generator, Raymarine C80, Radar, Fish Finder
    6.2 Horizons 320HP
    Is this just scam to write off your fuel costs?


    Are you going to ask anyone on this board to write the forward? I can think of a few people that would have some interesting things to say.. :wink:
  18. Skip

    Skip Active Member

    Oct 5, 2006
    Potomac River/Chesapeake Bay
    07 52 DB
    Truly Blessed III
    R6800 CRM MANs
    Thundering Towers of Teutonic Torque
    2010 Nautica 12' RIB,
    MAN R6800 CRMs
    My son is not screaming or throwing a tantrum. I had the Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again" cranked on the 420DA's stereo. My youngest is merely doing a rather artful rendition of Roger Daltrey's scream near the end of the song.

    And yes, my two drooling dogs were making a mess of the salon area at that very moment.

    Dang but that is a good looking boat, if I do say so myself.
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2009
  19. dpvandy01

    dpvandy01 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 6, 2007
    Cincinnati, Ohio/Ohio River
    2003 320 Sundancer
    2012 185 Sport
    2014 Sea Fox 256 Commander
    Twin 6.2L Close Cooled V-Drives & 3.0L Alpha 1, 300 Yamaha OB
    Wingless! Wingless, wingless,WINGLESS!!!!!!!!!!! or maybe Bill K.
  20. Larry&Leisa

    Larry&Leisa Active Member

    Oct 26, 2006
    Keystone Lake Oklahoma
    1999 330EC
    Nice comeback Skip! heh

    Can we get specific copy numbers? Looking forward to reading it Gary!

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