Maintaining that there is little preventing one from cruising the world by boat, this book provides practical ideas for turning one's dreams of life at sea into reality, with suggestions for preplanning and simplifying one's life.
I wish they had written more on the actual building of their boat, but I guess that would break away from the topic.
Would you visit a neighboring anchored boat with the intention of getting a meal?
If you can tolerate the authur's rambling style and frequent use of British expressions which at times I didn't understand, I think you'll get something out of the book. (Did you know the British term for kerosene is parafin?)
HOWEVER, please do some more research before you follow their lead. For example, I do not want to trigger a rescue operation at sea anymore than the Hills do. But that's what the rescuers are for and that's what we pay taxes for. If all else fails, don't hesitate to call for help.
Some of their ways can either get you killed or in big trouble. For example, at the time of the writing, they did not have an EPIRB, or a life raft, or even liability insurance. Imagine what kind of problems you face if you're adrift or your home built dory holes the hull of a ...passagemaker?
It's a good read, entertaining and interesting. But not a book that I would consider packed with wisdom.