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The Yachtswoman’s Pocket Book – splendid advice for ladies embarking on a yacht

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The Yachtswoman’s Pocket Book - splendid advice for the ladies embarking on the briny

The Yachtswoman’s Pocket Book - splendid advice for the ladies embarking on the briny The Yachtswoman’s Pocket Book - splendid advice for the ladies embarking on the briny The Yachtswoman’s Pocket Book - splendid advice for the ladies embarking on the briny

The Yachtswoman’s Pocket Book - splendid advice for the ladies embarking on the briny The Yachtswoman’s Pocket Book - splendid advice for the ladies embarking on the briny The Yachtswoman’s Pocket Book - splendid advice for the ladies embarking on the briny

The Yachtswoman’s Pocket Book - splendid advice for the ladies embarking on the briny The Yachtswoman’s Pocket Book - splendid advice for the ladies embarking on the briny The Yachtswoman’s Pocket Book - splendid advice for the ladies embarking on the briny

I can’t resist sharing this with readers, for it’s priceless. The cover gives it away – three blokes, two of whom are wearing Breton caps, jawing on deck – while the dollybird does something with slices of bread below. She clearly is in need of this book’s advice about the necessity to use waterproof mascara, the benefits of the portable shower and remembering to take an extra jumper to avoid exasperating the man on board.

And to cap it all, there’s an introduction about how valuable all this advice really is – and all written by a man.

No, this stuff is not to be taken too seriously, though some of the advice on clothing, luggage and the rest is as true today as it has ever been. Still there is so much in here that sounds quaint and even funny to modern ears that I’m tempted to make a reading of this twaddle my first podcast!

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A fine collection of interesting boats for sale on Ebay tonight

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Go to our Ebay bargains page for this little lot: http://intheboatshed.net/boats-and-stuff-on-ebay/

•Flood-damaged 50ft narrowboat may be going cheap somewhere in the North East of England

•1963 (approx.) 33ft Windboats wooden motor cruiser for sale at Windsor

•16ft GRP Yorkshire coble for sale somewhere in Scotland

Broom speedboat for sale at Peterborough

•26ft lifeboat ripe for conversion at Kirkwall, Orkney

•28ft 1939 Harry Felpham drop keel cutter for sale at Littlehampton, West Sussex

An unexpected Breton cap situation

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An unexpected Breton cap situation

From http://neversealand.downtothesea.org/…/todays-mermaid-49/

I don’t think I’ve ever imagined a Breton cap could have this kind of effect, but I am very impressed!

For more on Breton caps:  http://intheboatshed.net/?s=breton