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The Phillips Nautical Dictionary

The Phillips Nautical Dictionary

by Alan Phillips

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10,000 nautical words and phrases.
THE COMPLETE dictionary.
This is definately the best and most comprehensive nautical dictionary available in the world today.

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BN ID: 2940011499784
Publisher: Alan Phillips
Publication date: 10/20/2010
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Twice Around-the-World +
Alan Phillips did his first circumnavigation in a boat called “Scorpio “starting in 1980. His next circumnavigation commenced in 1992 onboard “Wallaby Creek “. This voyage lasted 15 years.
He has also done a two year passage to China via Solomon Islands, Micronesia, Philippines etc.
His is Australian and has circumnavigated Australia and done numerous passages out into the Pacific Ocean from Australia, including seven times into Papua New Guinea and six times across the China Sea.
After 25 years and 100,000 nautical miles of ocean cruising he is one of the most experience cruising sailors on earth.
Along the way he has developed his own philosophies and has views that exhibit original thinking.


Sailed my small boat thru the very eye of a tropical cyclone
and lived to tell.

Hit a reef, wrecked my boat and was castaway alone on Orchilla Isle in the Caribbean to live like Robinson Crusoe.
and lived to tell

Looked into the barrel of a PLO gun with the terrorists screaming at me in some language
and lived to tell

Looked into the barrel of an Israel machine gun while being screamed at in some language
and lived to tell

Had a beer in the Beirut yacht club while the Israelis rocketed and bombed with everything they had and lived.

Sailed up to and anchored at Pirate Island in the Southern Philippines and shared a bottle of rum with the pirates
and lived to tell

Got caught smuggling in Panama and then had to drink the customs officer under the table. After which we altered the paperwork and were friends
and stayed out of jail

Escaped from the immigration police in Indonesia by stealing a speed boat and pulling Wallaby Creek thru the reef

Drilled out my own tooth with tools from the tool box.

Circumnavigated Australia and twice around the world.

Found a Polynesian tribe that is still living an uncivilized life and has never been visited by a tourist.

Been becalmed for 3 weeks under the tropical sun and at the end had counted out our last meals.

Found a cave in PNG with dozens of human skeletons from people who entered the cave in order to die.

Fathered a beautiful baby with a young Swiss girl and married her even though she is 25 years younger
and also younger then 2 of my other children.

Survived three shark attacks where the sharks ripped my spear and fish from my hands. I continue to spearfish at every opportunity.

Spent months alone at sea in a leaky boat with no motor and no electrical or electronic thing on the boat.

Left a crewman with a primitive tribe in PNG and returned a year later to look for him. Received a message in a bottle.

Crossed the jungles of the Western Province of PNG where no white man had been for 20 years.

Did a seven-week single-handed passage from Panama to Tahiti. And didn’t end up much crazier.

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