Tightwads on the Loose



Tightwads on the Loose Everyone dreams of tropical escape But what happens when you escape for too long Imagine spending 24 hours a day with your spouse in 31 not so square feet for years crossing the Pacific Ocean on two gallons of fuel and tossing spaghetti marinara around your living room, then cleaning it up while bouncing like ice in a martini shaker Tightwads on the Loose tells the story of Wendy and Garth, lured to sea by the promise of adventure They buy a 31 foot boat that fits their budget better than it fits Garth s large frame and set sail for an open ended voyage, never imagining they d be gone seven years, or cover 34,000 miles at the pace of a fast walk.They live without most necessities and learn that teamwork and a sense of humor matter most as they face endless character building opportunities They make a long anticipated visit to the island where Garth had been shipwrecked as a teenager, only to find it had become a penal colony An electronic catastrophe in the Solomon Islands leaves them without navigation equipment, which forces them to trade their free wheeling lifestyle for one that seems straight out of a 60s sitcom jobs at a U.S Army base in the Marshall Islands In Asia, they dodge typhoons and ships that threaten to turn their home into kindling Finally they endure a grueling 49 day nonstop ocean crossing None of this prepares them for their arrival home to a post 9 11 America which leaves them wondering what had changed , them or the world Tightwads on the Loose offers a fun read to the armchair adventurer or anyone afflicted with wanderlust. New Read Tightwads on the Loose [ by ] Wendy Hinman [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – heartforum.co.uk

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Tightwads on the Loose  By Wendy Hinman IBN :  Format : Kindle Edition – heartforum.co.uk
  • Kindle Edition
  • 388 pages
  • Tightwads on the Loose
  • Wendy Hinman
  • English
  • 27 February 2018

10 thoughts on “Tightwads on the Loose

  1. John says:

    Excellent read As an exsailor and a citizen of the Puget Sound area, the story really hit home Wish I was there

  2. Debra Daniels-zeller says:

    This is the story of Wendy and Garth who lived their dream life on a sailing adventure that lasted 7 years I loved this story because Wendy and Garth planned for this voyage, saved their paychecks, quit their 9 to 5 jobs and made it happen They escaped Ran away, so to speak, and they lived on about 33 dollars a day This book is both funny and exciting The narrative perks along with lots of humor I laughed when they had to get jobs on an Army base for 2 years when their equipment broke dow This is the story of Wendy and Garth who lived their dream life on a sailing adventure that lasted 7 years I loved this story because Wendy and Garth planned for this voyage, saved their paychecks, quit their 9 to 5 jobs and made it happen They escaped Ran away, so to speak, and they lived on about 33 dollars a day This book is both funny and exciting The narrative perks along with lots of humor I laug...

  3. Anne says:

    Hinman and her husband spent 7 years on a 31 foot sailboat that held only a few gallons of gas for back up and 45 gallons of water With only a little money, they sailed the Pacific But this true story shows that you can t survive on just a dream Years of preparation and training went into the voyage, and there were plenty of disasters along the way, including a power surge that left them for two years in the Marshall Islands working to repair their boat and replace the electronics But the pa Hinman and her husband spent 7 years on a 31 foot sailboat that held only a few gallons of gas for back up and 45 gallons of water With only a little money, they sailed t...

  4. Kelsye Nelson says:

    m addicted to first person accounts of sailing around the world I ll read anything I can find about the cruising life Tightwads is one of the best I ve found Not only does the book offer a clear, exhilarating recounting of life at sea, but the writing is skilled, the characters have depth, and the structure includes well crafted plot and conflict that is often missing in such memoirs.Highly pleasurable I recommend this book to any daydreamer counting down the days until they can shove off m addicted to first person accounts of sailing around the world I ll read anything I can find about the cruisi...

  5. Anne says:

    This book is a better than average travel book, in my opinion The author writes well, and has a way with phrases that catches the imagination Good mix of topics, ranging from technical details to what was going on in her head at the time.

  6. Tim says:

    I just finished Tightwads on the Loose and loved it I ve read a LOT of sailing books, and it was definitely one of my favorites Wendy s honesty, grit, and understatement were refreshing, as was her focus on simplicity The book is very helpful encour...

  7. Deborah Bach says:

    One of my favorite cruising memoirs, about an intrepid couple and their journey from Seattle to Japan and back Wendy s writing is lively, vivid and engaging Highly recommend

  8. Joel says:

    This was a really cool and approachable story about a very looooooong sailing trip It was particularly entertaining for me for having a chance to briefly meet the author while in the company of a couple people she mentions in the bookIt felt in many parts like almost being there that was generally a good thing but for some sections it was probably better to just read about it knowing that in the end the uncertain things turned out ok Very fast beach read that at the end really also open This was a really cool and approachable story about a very looooooo...

  9. H.M. Jones says:

    I would give this book a 3.5 in pacing, humor, and writing, but I rate up That is, I liked it very much It is a very well written book However, I was uncomfortable with some of the descriptive words used to paint the natives in the author s travels, and thought that a very particular audience is intended for this people who can afford to take time off and travel or buy even a small boat I am not the intended audience, alas, as I think that would be a lot of fun I think the author goes to l I would give this book a 3.5 in pacing, humor, and writing, but I rate up That is, I liked it very much It is a very well written book However, I was uncomfortable with some of the descriptive words used to paint the natives in the author s travels, and thought that a very particular audience is intended for this people who can afford to take time off and travel or buy even a small boat I am not the intended audience, alas, as I think that would be a lot of fun I think the author goes to lengths to show how she and her husband traveled on a budget, and that was fun, but it s ...

  10. Auntie Jpeg says:

    I bought read the paperback after hearing Wendy interviewed on our local PBS radio station My intention was to pass it along as a gift to a friend that sails every week as part of a crew on San Francisco Bay However, when I finished I was torn because I thought I d like to reread it since I might have missed parts not being a sailor of any sort Was gladhad a 2 day free give away of the eBook version that snagged for rereading adventures and have passed the paper book along.I enj I bought read the paperback after hearing Wendy interviewed on our local PBS radio station My intention was to pass it along as a gift to a friend that sails every week as part of a crew on San Fran...

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