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Reginald William Binch Cooper (5 November 1928 – 7 March 2016) was a Royal . Sell up and sail: Taking the Ulysses option.

Reginald William Binch Cooper (5 November 1928 – 7 March 2016) was a Royal Navy and later actuary who gave up his profession to become a full-time sailor and author  . Sell up and cruise the inland waterways. Watersteps through France: To the Camargue by canal.

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Bill and Laurel Cooper's book "Sell Up and Sail" is a source of excellent information and advice if you don't mind a little preaching and British humor. What I found most useful is the amount of practical information and detail that the authors provide. Too many authors cover subjects in such a broad and abstract manner as to be nearly worthless. The Coopers, however, discuss the experiences they've had, the lessons they've learned, and how to avoid the problems they faced

Cooper sold up and embarked on a wandering life more than 20 years ago. He now lives with his wife on their barge. Despite the title, there is very little practical advice in this book about actually selling up and sailing.

Cooper sold up and embarked on a wandering life more than 20 years ago. In addition to little on planning the big move and living the dream, there is almost nothing on sailing itself. Compared to Hal Roth's writings these are very light indeed.

taking the Ulysses option. Bill Cooper, Laurel Cooper. Published 1991 by Sheridan House in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Written in English. Sailboat living, Yachts, Yachts and yachting.

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Since it was first published, Sell Up and Sail has become the bible for those cruising as a way of life, whether short or long-term. It tells you all you need to know - and at what stage you need to know it - from the practicalities and pitfalls of early retirement, choosing a boat to live in, looking after her on the move, and organising your finances, to preventing ill health afloat, choosing suitable cruising grounds, achieving successful crew interaction and provisioning in far flung places. The fourth edition has been updated to take account of the recent far-reaching changes in bureaucracy, navigation and communications which have changed the life of the typical long-term cruiser. Sell Up and Sail is the complete kit for the cruising lifestyle: whether to coral islands or inland waterways, it is all here in this witty and readable book.
Gavinranara
What the Coopers fail to mention is that when they sold up and sailed, what they sold was a "stunning" home (the adjective one reporter writing about the Coopers' life used), and what they sailed away with was enough in investments to serve them well for the next 36 years, further padded with Bill Cooper's pension as a Lt. Commander in the British Navy. The authors were comparatively wealthy people sailing a comparatively large, well-appointed boat. There's nothing wrong with that, and I suppose the calculation is that had they divulged up front the elite financial status they began with the book would probably have not made it to five printings; in fact, it may never have found an audience at all. This lack of complete (or even reasonably complete) financial candor is a deficit of most books of this nature. Again, one suspects there wouldn't be much of a market for books that are forthright about what embarking on a lifestyle such as this really requires.
Something in the Coopers compels them to carp incessantly about "environmentalists." This grousing is puzzling - and annoying - on a couple of levels. I'd like to believe that sailors are keen to take care of our oceans. What the Coopers seem unable to grasp is that it is people like them, showing disregard for the environment, who are responsible for the need for the very "nanny state government" they rail against. If each of us behaved responsibly, thick volumes of laws and regulations wouldn't be required. How does one not understand that? In any event, the complaining detracted from the book.
It's unfortunate they made these ongoing micro-rants such a prominent part of their story because on the whole I found "Sell Up and Sail" to be a worthwhile read. Regardless of how well-heeled the Coopers may have been, they actually got out on the sea and lived the life for over three decades. That, in and of itself, is a remarkable story. Along the way, they learned a good deal worth passing along, which they have done in clear, sometimes humorous writing. Take this read for what it is: one couple's perspective on live-aboard cruising.
Yozshujind
Despite the title, there is very little practical advice in this book about actually selling up and sailing. It is largely paranoid ranting about European bureaucracy, racist opinions towards all who are not British (Italians are thieves, Albanians murderers, Greeks - "despite their failings"- not so bad, and Americans.... well...). In addition to little on planning the big move and living the dream, there is almost nothing on sailing itself. Compared to Hal Roth's writings these are very light indeed. The authors seem to know this and bring up Hal for the purpose of ridicule because he prefers to use sail rather than the engine more often than they. Victualing covers some unique options such as salted horse tongue and pickled pigs feet. I bring up these obscure examples as they are not minor variations in the type of subject coverage and unless this is what you are after, you will not learn too much on feeding yourself. Unless you want to sail on a barge or a one-off custom designed boat, once again you will learn nothing. Production boats are ridiculed and there is no serious coverage on the subject of boat selection.

As another reviewer noted, the coverage on navigation and electronics is close to zero, and on non-electronic navigation limited to mentioning one author is an ex-professional and the the other took a course on the subject.

Finally, the most annoying feature is the author's complete lack of concern for the environment and their active ranting against the 'environmental nuts' that don't let them dump their sewerage in harbors ("fish crap too" is the logic here), use halon based fire suppressant or use toxic bottom paints- there is even an allusion to eco nuts interfering with legitimate sailing pastimes such as carving whale teeth as a hobby. The book is not in front of me at this moment- but I believe my quotes to be accurate. I am unwilling to read it again to make sure.

The authors may have spent a long time living on the sea but purchasing this book will do little other than to help prolong their ability to do so- it will not help the reader prepare or enjoy their own adventures as- in my opinion- such a book should. Mine is for sale if somebody wants it...
Browelali
I bought this book because it promised to have a lot of practical information gathered among many years of sailing experience.

It does have plenty of good knowledge, however, by the end of the book I was quite tired of the author's British "superiority" of knocking everything American. In fact I cannot name a single chapter that didn't include a disparaging remark about something American. It's unfortunate that the personal touch of the book is spoiled by such musings.

The navigation and electronics sections seem to be quite dated even though I have the latest (2005) edition. Apparently, not much was changed between the 2001 and 2005 editions.

The last thing to be aware of is that for the past 20 odd years the couple has "sailed" on a converted barge, and while this is still sailing, is outside of what most of us would consider the typical cruising sailboat.

With all of that in mind, the authors do convey a good amount of practical knowledge, especially in the first 6 chapters. Much of the information afterwards is anecdotal, common sense, or a bit out of date.
Sell Up and Sail: Taking the Ulysses Option ebook
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Laurel Cooper,Bill Cooper
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