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    Re: O'Brian vs Forester
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 2001 Jul 12, 10:24 PM

    On Fri, 13 Jul 2001 10:13:55 +0900, Steven Tripp wrote:
    
    >
    >I just finished Blue at the Mizzen and was disappointed.  I had the feeling
    >that O'Brian was not a sailor (which he was not), and his descriptions of
    >maneuvering an unpowered ship were na
    ve.
    >
    >He describes one ship dead in the doldrums while another approaches it
    >(how?).  The two ships then move in tandem (with no wind!).  No sailor would
    >write like this.
    >
    >Steve T.
    
    I am a sailor, and I have experienced that many times. If anyone doubts that 
    can happen, I suspect he hasn't sailed all that much.
    
    I haven't read the book in question. I am only responding to the above message.
    
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                   J36 Gjo/a
    Contributing Editor           Electronic Products
    Curmudgeonhood achieved June 30
    

       
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