The Looper's Companion Guide: Cruising America's Great Loop (Paperback)

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This is the 2020 revised, edited & updated edition of our 3-time Best Selling Great Loop author, Capt. John. "The Looper's Companion Guide" is a huge 8.5 x 11 x 300-pages with full-color Maps & photo's. It is now the Best Selling Great Loop Guide Book on the market. Just read the reviews Even previous Loopers are raving about this guide This is the ultimate Great Loop planning & cruising guide as it helps you plan and prepare your self, your boat, and your budget for this epic adventure. It takes the 'guess work' out of planning it, and the 'stress work' out of cruising it. You will be cruising America's Great Loop safely with comfort & confidence. Includes planning, preparing, budgeting, boat buying, equipping, and provisioning your boat. But, the revolutionary game changer is Capt. John's 140-travel day iternary and destinations. Cruising the Loop doesn't get any safer or easier than this. Just follow in Capt. John's wake to over 100 Looper favorite destinations, and from one incredible destination to the next, you will know exactly what to expect, including your fuel range, overhead clearances, where the free docks & walls are, safe anchorages, as well as the most people and pet friendly marinas that you can reach every evening before dark. One reader called it "Confidence in a can " Another reader said, "It's like having your own personal Looping Instructor at the helm." This 140-travel day route guide gives a priority to marinas that are the most people & pet friendly, offer a courtesy car or free shuttle, onsite or nearby restaurants. It gives you each and every travel day's distance, fuel range, bridge heights, controlled depths and known depth issues. It includes each day's way-points, free dock & wall locations, safest anchorages and best marinas (with Mile markers & phone numbers). For those new to cruising long-distance, you get a complete run down on actual cruising costs with cost comparisons on the most popular types & size vessels suitable for cruising the Great Loop. From the most frugal and fuel-efficient boats to the most flamboyant and accommodating vessels, from sail to power, one engine or two, large and small - Capt. John and his team of Super-Loopers give you a real heads up on what you can expect your cruising expenses will be both on & off the water. He makes it easy to determine a much better Looping budget based on our own lifestyle, boat type, size, and speed. If you have a reluctant spouse in the house, this will change that as well. The large size combined with the full color maps and photos make a beautiful Coffee Table book and conversation piece. You won't just be happy with this purchase, you will be THRILLED Get it now, and get ready to be more excited than ever for a safe, comfortable and amazing voyage around America's Great Loop.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781721851553
ISBN-10: 1721851550
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: January 1st, 2019
Pages: 300
Language: English

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How To Read More

If you love reading, but for some reason you read less and less, know that everything is fine. It happens.
Our lives today have so many things that distract us - how can we not put books away when all these movies, TV shows, YouTube videos, social networks and endless surfing in online stores are around ...
Yes, it's really hard to resist, but you certainly can!

In this article, we want to share with you some tips to read more often and more successfully.
These are some notes and some practices that we have collected for our SUNDOG BOOKS readers club.
And maybe it will bring more books into your life!

Why do we want/need to read more?

To start reading more, you have to understand why you need it.
And you will be surprised, but your goals can be quite varied:

- for work
If you read a lot on duty, then you definitely need to speed up the process. The logic here is simple: read faster → work faster → more time for books for yourself.

- for education
you need this for your educational career or sometimes you just want to read to learn. And, with all the new alternative ways to gain knowledge (podcasts, online courses and videos), the book still does an excellent job of this task too.

- for self-development
all exercises for increasing speed, one way or another, improve cognition and memory.

- for fun
because good books always = fun!

Book lovers have an additional special goal for reading more often. If you love literature, you will understand what we mean: you want to catch everything - to follow modern literature, and not forget about the classics, look into non-fiction and children's publications. And there’s so much you want to reread! The goals are ambitious, but attainable if you read a lot.

 

And so - How to read more:
We will tell you about the methods that we use ourselves. Perhaps some will suit you as well.

 

15 minutes a day

You've probably already heard this rule: if you want to start a healthy habit, devote 15 minutes a day to it. Once upon a time, we all read irregularly, in jumps and starts. Sometimes we cannot open a book we have begun weeks ago. Therefore, you should decide to create a rule: devote at least 15 minutes a day to reading. Try reading before bed, or maybe during lunchtime, or even when you are having your morning coffee.

You will see progress immediately. You will notice that almost always your 15 minutes will grow into half an hour or more. But the most remarkable thing is that in three weeks your hands themselves will be looking for a book.

 

50 First Pages
This method advises - If the book hasn't hooked you from the first 50 pages, put it aside! Life is too short to read uninteresting books.

It is necessary to change the approach to books. At first it will be hard for you to stop and put the book down. Even if we put the book away, it will seem to reproach us from the shelf, mocking us as quitters. But in the end we should come to one simple thought: if it doesn’t hook your attention, you should not force yourself to read it.

***Fifty pages is not a bad test. Not the most objective, but definitely effective. It helps to determine whether it interests you or not, and whether to spend time on things that do not excite.

 

Reader's Diary

This should be used to improve the quality of reading - to make it more conscious. For starters, it can be a simple notebook with headings:

  • Author
  • Year of publication
  • Main characters
  • Scene
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Quotes

And, yes, a reader's diary is not a thing about quantity, but about quality. But, it can also motivate. When you open your diary and start looking at quotes (especially quotes), you immediately really want to read.

 

Maybe a Book Bet?
Several people can participate. Members of the betting group can come from friends, family, and also your colleagues. And of course you can set your own rules for participation, but we'll give you a simple example:

Everyone in the group should read and review a book over the course of a month with weekly updates. Anyone who does not finish a review buys the book for all other participants for the next month.

 

Speed Reading

Another effective way to increase the amount you read is speed reading. The logic here is simple - the faster you read, the more books you can enjoy.

*There are many online courses on speed reading, and you can also study on your own using instructional books. But, it is worth noting that this is a serious learning process that will require some effort on your part.

 

Outcome

Reading every day is quite attainable, the main thing is to try to make it a habit.
Sometimes, instead of heading for Facebook, try opening a book and soon you won’t even remember why you needed to wander around social media.
And also - don't forget about audiobooks. They are a cool way to take the load off your eyes sometimes and just immerse yourself in the story. Some books are really strong in voice acting.

 
 
 

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