Hard Aground with Eddie

Hard Aground -with Eddie Jones
Another Incomplete Idiot's Guide to Doing Stupid Stuff With Boats

With an introduction by Claiborne Young 

with Eddie Jones


Hard Aground with Eddie Jones- is a collection of cruising and boating essays offering a "stuck up" look at the underside of cruising and the frustrations we "land-cuffed" sailors experience when our plans for coastal exploration and tropical destinations run aground on the shoals of family, finances and failing health.

Pages: 164
ISBN: 098220650X
Copyright 2003
by Eddie Jones

This book explores the joy of cruising the Carolina coast and reflects the importance family and friends play in our success both on the water and in life. Of course, there is also a healthy emphasis on humor and the need to laugh at ones mistakes when they are exposed for all to see.

    Some of the topics explored in this book include:

  • Crew Combatability
  • Barely Boating
  • Sailsmanship
  • Wasting Away, Again in the Carolinas
  • Moments Frozen in Time

Need copies for your next cruise or rendezvous? Or gifts for your boating group? Contact us for quantity pricing.

"This is a good collection of essays about the sea and the life that can be found thereon, and the fun that can be had getting to that lifestyle."
- Latitudes & Attitudes

" Hard to put down! Don't start reading Hard Aground at bedtime. I couldn't put this book down, and was up half the night reading and laughing"
- The Ensign, Official Magazine of United States Power Squadrons

"I just read (and enjoyed) your book. Then I passed it on to Ted and Betty Brewer. They have BOTH read (and enjoyed) it. Ted was quoting from it before the weekend was over."
- Karen Larson, Good Old Boat Magazine

"If there is a better nautical writer when it comes to relationships and family interactions on the water, we don't know who it is."
- Claiborne Young, Cruising Guide to North Carolina

"Eddie has an excellent ear for words and can be considered one of North Carolina's nautical and natural treasures."
- Dave Martin, contributing writer for Cruising World Magazine

"Thanks for your latest Hard Aground column, Eddie. Mel was wondering why I was laughing so early in the morning."
- Tom Neale, former editor/writer for Cruising World Magazine