For the cognoscenti, those who know all, this fine book can be used for everything from a chock for a deck-stepped mast, a wedge for propping open a broken hatch, to slapping a wayward crew member into shape. So, buy it anyway. The tales of the mess some fools get into will give you a good laugh while leaving you, dare we say it, feeling a trifle smug. This book is best enjoyed with a pinch of salt, four parts gin, one-part dry vermouth. Shaken, not stirred.
Any profits from the sale of this publication, claims the author, go directly towards the purchase of his next boat.