Steel Ambition - One Man's Quest to Build an Oceangoing Sailboat in St. Louis
About the Book
When Steve Schreiter envisioned traveling the oceans on a sailboat in retirement and decided to build his own, he didn’t realize how long it would take, how many heartbreaks and obstacles he’d face, or how much he’d learn. Throughout the build, Steve applied his understanding of mechanical engineering and talent for designing, welding, and integrating equipment. Others were skeptical and thought he was crazy, yet Steve remained diligent. TWOLYNNE is a 53-foot steel hull sailboat that weighs 51,000 pounds. With 22 years invested, it was time for the transport, launch, and maiden voyage of an untested craft, followed by a 950-mile river journey to reach Mobile Bay and outfit her for sailing. Ultimately these challenges would determine success or failure. Steve was 35 years old when he began this endeavor, and at age 57 he sailed his boat for the first time! STEEL AMBITION is a fascinating, inspiring, and motivating chronicle of a man devoted to a dream. It is not a “how to build a boat” book, but rather a compelling tale of hard work and accomplishment and a celebration of milestones along the way. Steel Ambition comprises over 330 photographs, of which 85% are in color.
About the Author
Terry Schreiter and her husband Steve are St. Louis natives. With so many questions asked of them over the years about the building of the boat, Terry thought their unique tale was worth telling.
Title: Steel Ambition - One Man's Quest to Build an Oceangoing Sailboat in St. Louis
Author: Terry Schreiter
Publisher: Twolynne Works
Binding: Perfect Bound
Dimensions (inches): 8.5" x 11"