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The story of the Coast Guard's coolest boats, told with humor, history and pictures of ships wearing hats! This will be my second book.
The story of the Coast Guard's coolest boats, told with humor, history and pictures of ships wearing hats! This will be my second book.
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    Flotation Device

    Thanks for keeping me afloat! Comes with a set of desktop backgrounds featuring artwork from the book!

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    Small Boat

    You're officially cox'n qualified! This level will get you the Desktop Backgrounds, plus a PDF of my first book, 25 Awesome Facts About The Coast Guard!

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    Go-Fast!

    Because who doesn't secretly want to drive the bad guy's boat? Includes all of the above rewards, plus a PDF of the new book once it's finished!

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    Tugboat

    Small, but packs a lot of power! Includes all of the above, along with a copy of my first book, 25 Awesome Facts About the Coast Guard!

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    • Best Cutters PDF
    • 25 Awesome Facts PDF
    • 25 Awesome Facts BOOK
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    Revenue Cutter

    As hip as Alexander Hamilton! You get the PDFs and the Desktop Backgrounds, plus a copy of Best Cutters of the Best Coast Guard once it's finished!

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    Pirate Brig!

    Become infamous! All of the above, plus your name mentioned in the thank you section of the book!

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    • Best Cutters PDF
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    • Best Cutters BOOK
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    Buoy Tender

    65' is officially cutter-length! You get the PDFs, the Desktop Backgrounds, your name in the thank you's, and a copy of the book signed by me!

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    • 25 Awesome Facts PDF
    • Best Cutters PDF
    • Name in Thanks You's
    • SIGNED Copy of Best Cutters
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    Point-Class Patrol Boat

    The plucky patrol boats that served in the rivers of Vietnam! Includes all of Buoy Tender rewards, plus one of my coveted challenge coins!

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    • 25 Awesome Facts PDF
    • Best Cutters PDF
    • Name in Thanks You's
    • SIGNED Copy of Best Cutters
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    Island-Class Patrol Boat

    The reliable cutters that serve in Iraq, Alaska, and everywhere else! This tier gets you everything in the previous category, plus an exclusive high-quality print!

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    • 25 Awesome Facts PDF
    • Best Cutters PDF
    • Name in Thanks You's
    • SIGNED Copy of Best Cutters
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    • Exclusive Print
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    123-foot Patrol Boat

    Exactly the same as the Island-Class, just with an extra $13 added on

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    • 25 Awesome Facts PDF
    • Best Cutters PDF
    • Name in Thanks You's
    • SIGNED Copy of Best Cutters
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    The Mighty Mighty BEAR!

    The greatest cutter of them all! This tier gets you signed copies of BOTH books, plus a challenge coin and all previous rewards! You also get an exclusive look into what cutters I'm considering for the final cut, and a peek at some of the research I'm doing along the way!

    Includes:
    • Desktop Backgrounds
    • 25 Awesome Facts PDF
    • Best Cutters PDF
    • Name in Thanks You's
    • SIGNED Copy of Best Cutters
    • Challenge Coin
    • Exclusive Print
    • SIGNED Copy of 25 Awesome Facts
    • Sneak Peek at My Cutter Choices
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    Wind-Class Icebreaker

    The Coast Guard's beastly World War II icebreakers! Same as the BEAR, but with 2 copies of Best Cutters and 2 challenge coins!

    Includes:
    • Desktop Backgrounds
    • 25 Awesome Facts PDF
    • Best Cutters PDF
    • Name in Thanks You's
    • SIGNED Copy of Best Cutters
    • Challenge Coin
    • Exclusive Print
    • SIGNED Copy of 25 Awesome Facts
    • Sneak Peek at My Cutter Choices
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    The Barque EAGLE

    The ship we stole from the Nazis and now force cadets to sail! One copy of all the previous rewards, plus an exclusive poster showing all of the Best Cutters featured in the book!

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    • Desktop Backgrounds
    • 25 Awesome Facts PDF
    • Best Cutters PDF
    • Name in Thanks You's
    • SIGNED Copy of Best Cutters
    • Challenge Coin
    • Exclusive Print
    • SIGNED Copy of 25 Awesome Facts
    • Best Cutters Poster
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    Treasury-Class Cutter

    The Coast Guard's most durable class of ships! Same as the EAGLE level, but with an extra copy of Best Cutters and an extra coin!

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    • Desktop Backgrounds
    • 25 Awesome Facts PDF
    • Best Cutters PDF
    • Name in Thanks You's
    • SIGNED Copy of Best Cutters
    • Challenge Coin
    • Exclusive Print
    • SIGNED Copy of 25 Awesome Facts
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    Polar Roller

    The big red ships we send to the literal ends of the earth to break ice! Since they can haul a lot of gear, it comes with extra copies of Best Cutters and extra coins! Coolest of all, I will draw cutter of your choice, sign a print of it for you, and hide that cutter somewhere in the book!

    Includes:
    • Desktop Backgrounds
    • 25 Awesome Facts PDF
    • Best Cutters PDF
    • Name in Thanks You's
    • SIGNED Copy of Best Cutters
    • Challenge Coin
    • Exclusive Print
    • SIGNED Copy of 25 Awesome Facts
    • Signed 8x10 Print
    • Best Cutters Poster
    • Sneak Peek at My Cutter Choices
    • Print of a Cutter You Choose
    • Cutter you choose hidden somewhere in the book
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    Warship 618

    618 - the hull number of my first cutter, the ACTIVE! Since this level is a tribute to my favorite ship, you get a tribute to YOUR favorite ship! If you choose this, I'll make a special tribute page in the book featuring a Coast Guard cutter you choose. This will include a drawing of your cutter and some interesting tidbits about her history! A great way to get the word out about her exploits! You'll also get a 13x17 poster based on the page.

    Also includes the other rewards.

    Includes:
    • Desktop Backgrounds
    • 25 Awesome Facts PDF
    • Best Cutters PDF
    • Name in Thanks You's
    • SIGNED Copy of Best Cutters
    • Challenge Coin
    • Exclusive Print
    • SIGNED Copy of 25 Awesome Facts
    • Special Cutter Tribute Page
    • Special Cutter Tribute Poster
    • Best Cutters Poster
    • Sneak Peek at My Cutter Choices
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