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A Boat Called HipJoint

A Solo Atlantic Crossing

by (author) Alex Ransby

with Kim Kielley

Flanker Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2004
Adventurers & Explorers
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    Publish Date
    Oct 2004
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Alex Ransby is a bad boy, better suited for Armani and Jaguar than epoxy and glue. As his life lay in tatters, an arthritis-stricken Ransby made the decision to build a boat and sail around the world. But his hopes and dreams slowly eroded until all that was left of the original plan was the Atlantic and the homemade boat he called HipJoint.
HipJoint is more than a boat. She is Ransby's friend and confidant, and she provides him with the opportunity to finally stare down his demons while alone at sea, surviving treacherous storms and the jagged, unforgiving coastline of Newfoundland.
A Boat Called HipJoint is the story of one man's battle against nature, and ultimately himself, as he struggles to regain some semblance of self-confidence while crossing the Atlantic Ocean alone.

About the authors

An accomplished yachtsman and a qualified boat builder, Alex Ransby currently lives in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. His latest accomplishments include repair of the rowboats used in the St. John’s Annual Regatta and motivational speaker.

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A journalist since 1985, Kim Kielley has written for numerous newspapers across Canada and Europe. She’s also written articles for Zoot Capri, Power Sports News, Newfoundland Sportsman, Downhomer, and CBC Radio in St. John’s. She lives with her husband, two children, and their black Labrador, Rosie, in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.Kim Kielley has written for numerous publications, in Newfoundland, other parts of Canada, and Europe, and she co-wrote A Boat Called HipJoint. She resides in St. John’s with her husband, two sons, and their black Labrador retriever. Kielley is now the associate editor for the weekly newspaper The Express in St. John’s.

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