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Old 23 April 2012, 09:51   #1
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Beating the Big One

I'd like to ask whether it's permissible to tell the forum about a new (Kindle) edition of an out-of-print book, profits from which will go to the RNLI.

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Old 23 April 2012, 09:56   #2
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Surely a BIG YES ! ( please note -I carry no authority in any way - anywhere ,at any time, on anything )

I'm surprised the subject of Kindles hasn't come up - surely one for some good arguments about new fangled technology compared to the traditional feel of paper etc etc ....

Just got a waterproof pouch for mine so I can read it in the bath/ on the boat with no worry....
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Old 23 April 2012, 10:07   #3
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Thanks. I didn't want to breach forum rules with my first post! The link to Beating the Big One (Kindle edition) is Beating the Big One : The first high-latitude crossing of the Atlantic by open boat for 1,000 years eBook: Tony Holkham: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store - profits will go to the RNLI.

For those who don't remember, or weren't around then, Beating the Big One is the story of Alan Priddy's high-latitude Atlantic record-breaking crossing by RIB in the 1990s. It also includes details of several other earlier RIB escapades.

I think a Kindle reader in a plastic bag is a brilliant way to have reading material on board as salt water doesn't do paper much good...

BTW looking forward to Alan Priddy's circumnavigation record attempt, even if it's not in a RIB.

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Good one! Will have to get this, Alan was kind enough to give me a copy of Confronting Poseidon which covered his round the world trip. It was just as i was starting with ribs and before i bought my very first rib so i can blame him for the amount of money i have spent since!!
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Done - just need a long trip on a train or something now ............
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