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Tales of (mis)adventure from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes in a home-built boat with a plywood hull, a 2x4 mast, and a tarp sail.
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    Every little bit helps! For a pledge of $1 or more, I'll send a personal thank-you email and post your name on my website (unless you ask me not to). You'll also bank some good Kickstarter karma for your own projects.

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    Thank-you email, your name on my website, and a complete pdf preview of "Jagular Sets Sail," a never-before-published story from the book.

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    Thank-you email, your name on my website, a link to your own website or blog, and a copy of the printed book. Pledge by Feb 3rd and I'll make it a signed copy (normally available only at the $25 level and up). $15 will be added for shipping outside the U.S.

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    Thank-you email, your name on my website, a link to your own website or blog, a signed copy of the printed book, and a full ebook edition for the ebook reader you specify. Pledge by Feb 3rd and I'll include your name in the Acknowledgements section of the printed book (normally available only at the $50 level and up). $15 will be added for shipping outside the U.S.

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    Thank-you postcard featuring artwork from the book, your name on my website, a link to your own website or blog, a signed copy of the printed book with your name in the Acknowledgements section, and an ebook edition for the ebook reader you specify. Pledge by Feb 3rd and you'll get the chance to vote on the final cover for the book (normally available only at the $100 level and up). $15 will be added for shipping outside the U.S.

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    All of the $50 gifts except you will receive TWO signed copies of the printed book with your name in the Acknowledgements section, AND you'll get to help me choose the cover for the finished book by previewing the options and then voting in a limited-access online survey. Pledge by Feb 3rd, and you'll get a Jagular T-shirt (normally available only at the $250 level and up). $15 will be added for shipping outside the U.S.

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    All of the $100 gifts, except you will receive THREE signed copies of the printed book AND a Jagular T-shirt featuring artwork and text from the book. Pledge by Feb 3rd and I'll also do the reading or presentation described at the $500 level (but be sure to confirm this with me before you pledge to make sure I can travel to your location!) $15 will be added for shipping outside the U.S.

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    All of the $250 gifts, AND I will come to your home, event, or venue during the summer of 2014 or 2015 (autumn is also ok for 2015) to give a reading from the book, meet readers, hand out door prizes, and sign copies of the book. OR, instead of a book reading, I can deliver a presentation about small boat cruising (great for youth groups and outdoor clubs), OR a presentation on self-publishing (great for writers' groups and schools), OR any combination of the above. (Note: If you are located outside Wisconsin or Minnesota, please contact me before pledging to make sure I can reasonably reach your location). $15 will be added for shipping outside the U.S.

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    All of the $500 gifts, AND your name will be listed at the top of the Acknowledgements section of the book. You'll also have your choice between the reading or presentation described at the $500 level, OR a personal invitation to join me for a weekend cruise on the beautiful wilderness lakes of northern Wisconsin aboard my new boat, an 18-foot lugsail ketch. For the cruise, we'll pick a date during the summer of 2015 or 2016. You'll need to get yourself as far as Eau Claire, Wisconsin (there is an airport); I'll provide transportation from there. I'll also provide any gear you might need for tent camping in the North Woods (or, if you prefer something a bit less rustic, I'll provide a roof, bed, and meals and we'll do some daysailing instead). We'll have a blast! And you might just end up in my next magazine article or book (unless you'd rather not, of course--you decide). Shipping is free anywhere in the world.

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