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Messing About in Boats by Tom McGrath


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Hello, 

I am newbie on this  site, but I have enjoyed messing about in boats since the 1970's.  Back in those days I was in Gloucester and Woods Hole and a subscriber to a small magazine called "Messing About in Boats" by Tom McGrath.  This was a one man operation.  He wrote and illustrated most of the articles.  I have saved some them in a folder, but would like to know if anyone has collected and re-published his stories?  His stories are perfect for this forum and others might enjoy them.  He sailed a Townie all around Massachusetts with titles such as "Townie to P. Town... all OK until the land got in the way," and "Whale watching in a Townie." Great adventure stories with a great deal of humor. 

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Messing About in Boats was and is published by Bob Hicks. He ran some of Tom's stories. I've not heard anything about Tom in years. International Marine/McGraw Hill published Tom's book Voyages of the Damn Fool back in 1997.

 

Here's the site for "Messing...":  http://www.messingaboutinboats.com/index.html

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