“Above all, the Log of the Mahina is a practical book, which should be required reading for all yachties venturing into the dangers and pleasures, physical and romantic, that lie in wait in Polynesia. The book abounds with information about passes and beacons and port requirements; it provides detailed pen pictures about many of the less frequented ports of call and includes a how-to-do-it-yourself primer on preparing a yacht for offshore cruising.” — Pacific Islands Monthly
“For Neal his log becomes more a journal and less a log, a recounting of his impressions of what he saw and who he met. The result is a book without affectation an honest, simple record of one man’s adventure.
With stops that include the Marquesas, Tuamotus, Tahiti, the Societies, the Cooks, Samoa, and Christmas Island, plus falling in love, tearing up his rudder, and getting home, Neal has a lot to tell. What he does cover serves as both a guide and inducement for anyone with a Pacific cruise in mind, either as plans about to be fulfilled or dreams of some future date when, like Neal, it seems the time to try something new.” — SAIL Magazine.
Price: $16.95 plus $3 s/h.