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Tom Neale's Bookstore
"All in the Same Boat"


All in the Same Boat is one family's testament to the belief that you can lead your own life. For the Neales, moving aboard was a way to take control of their world, and their environment. Here is how they did it, and how you can do it too, with hard-won tips, practical suggestions, stories of their adventures, and life lessons on how to:

  • Choose and prepare the right boat
  • Provision for long-term cruising
  • Learn what you can leave behind
  • Raise-and educate-kids
  • Get along in close quarters
  • Know what to expect in the cruising life
  • Earn a living, and hold onto the money
  • Keep in touch while making the ocean your backyard
  • Live with the comforts of home while anchored in paradis

New and updated paperback

"All in the Same Boat"
by Tom and Mel Neale
with a personalized note from Tom
(Add $8.00 for shipping, handling in U.S.)


"An excellent and practical step-by-step manual to help prepare you for the cruising lifestyle and to entertain you as you learn."
Cruising World

"Not only must-reading for anyone planning to live aboard, it also is a valuable resource for weekend and vacation cruisers….an entirely engaging and insightful volume."
Rhode Island Boating

"This book will become a bible for those getting ready to take the plunge."
Bernadette Bernon, Editor of Cruising World

Tom Neale and his wife Mel gave up their suburban home and careers to move aboard their Gulfstar Sailmaster 47 Chez Nous in 1979. Since then, they've raised two daughters aboard while cruising nearly 5,000 miles a year. Tom is a former Cruising World Magazine columnist and editor at large, and is now editor at large for PassageMaker Magazine and columnist for BoatUS. Mel is Cruising Editor for The Waterway Guide

$17.00 USA plus $5.00 shipping (within continental US) for the revised soft back.

$34.95 USA plus $5.00 shipping (within continental US), collectors' item price, for the original hardback which has sold out except for a few remaining copies. If there are no more of this edition available when you order, Tom will send you the paperback and refund the difference.

Books will be signed and personalized.

You can also buy either of these books with a check. Mail your check to:
All in the Same Boat
PO BOX 631
Lancaster, VA 22503


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