030 The US Sailboat Show at Annapolis

img_6529In this episode, we feature our trip to the US Sailboat Show in Annapolis, MD.  We have some more adventure sailing news and our products of the week will help you keep your boat fresh and mold free.

Intro Chat

  • We are back after an extended break from doing the podcast.  We have been very busy with work, travel and a couple big life events.
  • After we got back from the Annapolis show, we decided to fit in a week long sailing trip in the Florida Keys before year end.  We had a blast and we will feature that trip on a future show.
  • I was able to fix our broken throttle cable on our MacGregor 26M with a  50hp Honda engine.  It was not too difficult, the trickiest part was getting the throttle control out and back in the pedestal as it was a very tight fit.   Here is the cable I bought that has a 4″ minimum bend radius to help avoid the wear that happened to the old cable from raising the engine all the way up.  I bought a 12ft cable, but it ended up being a little long and I think 11ft would have worked a little better.
  • We also decided recently to buy a new house!  We found a place with a half acre lot so that we can keep our boat at the house instead of a local storage lot.  We will move in late December.
  • Steve also decided he was not busy enough so he started to build his first boat.  It will hopefully be a Storer Quick Canoe that he hopes to turn into a sailing canoe and possibly a sailing trimaran.
  • Check out these great sailing documentaries we watched recently, both are free to watch.  The first is Chasing Bubbles about a young sailor Alex Rust and his circumnavigation.  If you watch it, please give some support to his charity, it is great karma to support something that gives you enjoyment for free.  The second documentary is about App Applegate and his building of an 80 foot sailboat in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. The password is on the screen, FreeRoam.  Both are great.
  • We imagine that most sailors in the northern climates have put their boats in storage for the winter so we will do our best to get you through the winter with some interesting sailing and cruising interviews and podcasts.

Our Trip to the US Sailboat Show in Annapolis

  • We attended the US Sailboat Show in Annapolis October 6th-10th, 2016.  It is a great show with a very large selection of boats and vendors.
  • We nearly cancelled the trip due to Hurricane Matthew targeting Florida as we were nervous about being away from the house during the storm.  It turned out that the storm stayed far enough off the Florida coast to avoid any damage in Orlando and the weather in Annapolis was great Thursday and Friday.  It rained all day Saturday and was overcast and windy on Sunday, but we still had a great trip.
  • We got the chance to meet Paul and Sheryl Shard of the Distant Shores video series.   They are in the process of building a Discovery 48 that will have a lifting keel similar to their last boat a Southerly 49.   Keep their awesome sailing / cruising  videos in mind for Christmas gifts, they are great to watch and fuel your cruising dreams.shards-at-annapolis
  • We will eventually release a YouTube video on our visit to the Annapolis show, but for now we will share some links to the boats we thought were unique.
  • Catalina 385 & 425
  • Pair of Jeanneau 54s different layouts, Jeanneau 58 new boat of 2017 dinghy dock under cockpit.
  • Amel 55, awesome boat
  • Gozzard 41, beautiful light blue hull, high quality woodwork, unique layout living room salon layout in vberth area.
  • Southerly 57, made famous by distant shores, went out of business, but back in production. Lifting keel, 10ft9in down, 3ft6in up.
  • Wauquiez 48 pilot saloon. Brandy did not like this one, strange layout and orange leather seats.  Very modern look and feel, would fit in well in Miami Beach
  • Solaris 50 – James Bond grey, sleek low deck.
  • Allures 45 and Garcia Exploration 45 – Jimmy Cornell owns a Garcia 45, aluminum, lifting keel, super tough boat.
  • Dragonfly trimarans – 32 and 28ft. Similar to our boat but as a multi-hull and much faster! Probably sails faster than we can motor.
  • Outbound 46 – ultimate monohull cruising boat, very high quality.
  • Halberg-Rassey 372 and 40 MK II great cruising boats very comfortable.
  • Passport 470 – Brandys favorite monohull for our needs. Center cockpit.
  • Gunfleet 58 – fancy cruising, lifting keel, draft 12ft down, 6ft up
  • Want a smaller boat but still have lots of money to spend – Alerion 33 express, beautiful boat, about as much room as our Macgregor 25 had below. Beautiful day sailer.
  • Ventura 23 sport boat concept – similar to our Macgregor 26
  • Rhodes 22 – well built trailer sailor, but like the comfort of our boat better.
  • The Fleet Reserve Club became the official meeting spot for The Sailing Rode. Great patio upstairs with a view of the whole show. Run by retired military volunteers, usually just open to military, but open to public during the show. Got to know Pat, Charlie and the rest of the guys well through out the show.

    Our great veteran friends at The Fleet Reserve Club

    Our great veteran friends at The Fleet Reserve Club

  • Met up with listeners each day at the show. Some just starting to sail who we could offer advice and some that have a lot of sailing experience who gave us great advice.
  • The Chesapeake Light Craft teardrop camper was really cool.  Check out all their boat kits.    dscn2183
  • Andy Schell’s swan 48, 59 north offshore adventures, On the Wind podcast. Great position at front of Ego alley, they barely fit boat due to the 8ft draft.

    Andy and Mia's Swan 48 Isbjorn

    Andy and Mia’s Swan 48 Isbjorn

  • Outremer 51 catamaran – The is same brand that Sailing la Vagabonde will be getting in 2017, great boat, fast and comfortable cruiser,  we think Riley and Elayna will be very happy with their new boat.
  • Bali catamarans – garage door / open floorplan
  • Gunboat 57 – simply awesome, very modern but still comfortable
  • Get together with other sailing podcasters and youtubers, Jeffrey Wetting – Shooting the Breeze podcast, Teddy J from Sail Loot podcast, Kamau from iandiboats YouTube, and Vince from Sailing Nervous YouTube.  We coined it The first Sailing Multimedia Creators summit, or something like that. It was great to meet everyone.  Check out their content and give them some support.
  • Vendors – great selection, we bought some Kent / Onxy PFDs, with integrated harnesses. Around $100 & new Maui Jim sunglasses for Brandy and Costa sunglasses for Steve.


  • Brandy also bought a beautiful compass rose necklace from Maggie Lee Designs.  Maggie has a lot of nautical jewelry that would make great Christmas gifts.
  • Caught up with Greg Kutson, owner of Mantus Anchors, we gushed about how much we love our Mantus anchor that we bought last December. Greg showed us his newest products a portable scuba system and a waterproof rechargeable head light.
  • We got to meet the US Olympic sailing team medalists!

    2016 US Olympic Sailing Team medalists

    2016 US Olympic Sailing Team medalists

  • We also had some great food while were were in the Annapolis / Baltimore area.  Check these places out if you are nearby  – Willys Kitchen near Baltimore airport had the best breakfast we have ever had! VIN909 Wine Cafe has great local sourced ingredients and is just over the bridge from the show. The Iron Rooster just outside the show entrance had great homey cooking with interesting recipes.  Davis’ Pub great socializing with other sailors and good food too – all these places are amazing.
  • We also enjoyed a few painkillers at Pussers, very tasty.
  • We had late flight home on Sunday so we decided to take a sail on the Schooner Woodwind that morning,  We signed up Saturday afternoon and was told it would be Sporty on Sunday.  It was overcast and 15-20kn winds, I took a turn at the wheel, and we had a great sail!  Captain Jen and her crew were fun and did a great job.

    Steve got a turn at the wheel of the Schooner Woodwind!

    Steve got a turn at the wheel of the Schooner Woodwind!

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The “sporty’ conditions were fun and we had a great time on the Schooner Woodwind

Sailing / Cruising News

Products of the Week
Kanberra Odor and Mold prevention Gel

Moso Natural Air Purifying Bag 

We recently bought these two products to prevent mold, mildew and orders on our boat.  They were recommended by sailing friends and have great ratings on Amazon.


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If you enjoy the podcast, you can support us on our Patreon site and get some special rewards. Check it out at this link:

https://www.patreon.com/TheSailingRode

How it works:  Patreon is designed for you to support your favorite content creators.  You can support our podcast creations by signing up for various levels of support.  You can set a maximum monthly amount so if we release a lot of podcasts in one month, you still only pay your maximum amount.  In return, you get some rewards for your support.  It is kind of like giving us a tip or buying us a drink after a good show.

Thanks for listening and all your support!  We wish you fair winds and hope to see you on the water soon.

–  Steve & Brandy

The Sailing Rode / The Sailing Road

029 Part 2 with The Radonic Family – Moving from Trailer Sailing to Offshore Cruising

blk-dmn-lightwind-1024x683In this episode, we feature part two of our interview with the Radonic Family and discuss their move from trailer sailing to offshore cruising.  We have some more unusual sailing news and our products of the week will provide comfortable seating on and off the boat.

Intro Chat

  • We experienced some engine trouble on our Labor Day weekend trip to the Hammock Beach Resort and Marina in Palm Coast, Florida.  Our throttle cable broke, but we were able to remove the outboard cover and manually work the throttle to get us five miles to our destination and back.
  • We are attending the Annapolis Sailboat Show October 6-9.  Let us know if you are attending and we will find a time to meet everyone.
  • Thank you to all the listeners who have given the podcast great reviews on iTunes and for everyone that has sent us an email.  It is great to hear that people are enjoying the show. Check out one of our listener blogs, Rik from Aruba built a beautiful trailer sailer with his daughter and sailing in Aruba looks amazing.
  • Enter the ASA / Hands Across the Sea Sweepstakes for a chance to win a great sailing or land based vacation in the islands.  The proceeds help deliver thousands of books to schools throughout the islands.  TSR donated again this year, join us in supporting the islands and families that provide great cruising grounds for our sailing.

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The Sailing Rode Leukemia Fundraising

Brandy was diagnosed with leukemia in 2009.  She is one of the lucky survivors as her cancer has been treated so far by a great drug therapy.  That drug did not exist a few years before she was diagnosed and her prognosis would not have been as good before research created the drug therapy.

In 2010, we created a crazy boating event called Lake Conway Wipeout that we eventually turned into a charity event. We ran the event for 5 years and raised over $30,000 for leukemia research. The event grew too large to manage safely so we ended it in 2014. Here are a couple videos on the event.

Lake Conway Wipeout 2014 from ASofCFL on Vimeo.

We are asking for your help to support the annual fundraising for Leukemia and Lymphoma research.  It only takes a couple minutes and a few dollars make a big difference.

Click Here to Donate to The Sailing Rode Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team

You can also join our team and do your own local fundraising and participate in the LLS Light the Night Walk in October.  All the details are on the site.

Also please consider registering to be a potential bone marrow donor at BeTheMatch.org   The second most common Leukemia is called AML and those diagnosed are not as lucky as Brandy.  AML patients currently has only a 25% chance of living five years from diagnosis.  Many die before they find a bone marrow donor.   You could easily save a life, please register to be a donor today.

Interview

In part two of our interview with the Radonics, they talk about their move from a trailer sailer to an offshore cruiser.

  • The Radonics are based on Lake Ontario near Toronto Canada.
  • After trailer sailing for several years, Ed decided he liked racing and also wanted to have a boat he could sail down to the Bahamas so they bought a Jeanneau 39i.  The 39i is a comfortable cruiser but also a performance race boat.

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  • The have done multiple trips between the Toronto and the Bahamas and now leave the boat in the Bahamas year round.

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The boys have grown a bit since their trailer sailing days…

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Check out the Radonic Family sailing blog here

They also offer Charters on their boat in the Bahamas, for more information click here

Sailing / Cruising News

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Product of the Week

West Marine Go Anywhere Chairs

We have used the basic flat folding seats for years in our cockpit and on shore.  They are easy to store and comfortable for lounging in the cockpit or on deck.  We also use it on our helm seat.  *** Please consider purchasing through these links as we have an affiliate program with West Marine which provides us a small commission if you buy through our links.  You still pay the same pricing from West Marine ***  Click on the pictures to access the products at West Marine.

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Other folding seat options on Amazon, they have good ratings, but may not hold up as well in marine environments…

Seat with Arms

Seat without Arms

We love our Thermacell, it creates a 15ft barrier that has been tested to eliminate over 90% of mosquito, no-see-um, sand fleas, and black flies. 

Here is our amazon affiliate link to the product

We also heard from Richard, a listener in the UK, about a bluetooth receiver, called Doosl that he really likes to use on the boat. It enables any stereo with a 3.5mm plug to be a bluetooth receiver.

Amazon Store
Please use our Amazon Affiliate links below for anything you buy on Amazon or look at over 90 items we have in our TSR Amazon store.  We use all the items on our boat and include notes of why we like them.  We also added over 40 sailing and cruising books we recommend.  You pay the same low Amazon price and we get a small commission.

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We need your help to spread the word about the Podcast.  Please share the podcast with your sailing & cruising friends and ask them to subscribe on iTunes, stitcher, or Google Play Music.  You can send them these links:

It also helps when you share the podcast links on social media and sailing forums.

Patreon

If you enjoy the podcast, you can support us on our Patreon site and get some special rewards. Check it out at this link:

https://www.patreon.com/TheSailingRode

How it works:  Patreon is designed for you to support your favorite content creators.  You can support our podcast creations by signing up for various levels of support.  You can set a maximum monthly amount so if we release a lot of podcasts in one month, you still only pay your maximum amount.  In return, you get some rewards for your support.  It is kind of like giving us a tip or buying us a drink after a good show.

Thanks for listening and all your support!  We wish you fair winds and hope to see you on the water soon.

–  Steve & Brandy

The Sailing Rode / The Sailing Road

028 Trailer Sailer Cruising with The Radonic Family – Part 1

 

Ed Radonic and their Macgregor 26M

Ed Radonic and their Macgregor 26M

In this episode, we feature part one of our interview with the Radonic Family about their extensive trailer sailer cruising.  We have some more unusual sailing news and our product of the week will help you battle bugs.

Intro Chat

  • We have been on shore the last few weekends, but had some fun meeting up with our local listeners and newly ASA101 certified sailors Colby and Stacey for Colbys birthday.  We also celebrated Brandy’s 20th High School Reunion.
  • Our next trip is over the Labor Day weekend to the Hammock Beach Resort and Marina in Palm Coast, Florida.
  • We are attending the Annapolis Sailboat Show October 6-9.  Let us know if you are attending and we will find a time to meet everyone.
  • We watched the Olympic Sailing races , congratulations to US Sailor, Caleb Paine, on winning a bronze medal in the Finn class.  Steve exchanged emails with Olympic commentator, Gary Jobson about the RSX sailboard races.  Gary even covered the question Steve asked in the live Olympic coverage!
  • Steve heard from his high school friend, Rocque, in Chicago who just completed his second Chicago to Mackinac race.  This year they had some rough weather.  Twenty boats left the race with damage and one boat sank after losing its rudder post.   See the picture below from Rocque’s satellite weather, the yellow area on the right is Lake Michigan.  You can see the storms coming from Wisconsin.  Rocque said they got knocked down in 40 knots of wind, but they only sustained “cruiser damage” which happened when the microwave came lose and flew across the boat.   They finished the race in fifth place in the cruising class.  Rocque sails a 36ft. Island Packet Estero

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  • We released our video on our $200 boat air conditioning system.  We got some great comments that highlighted some security issues we did not consider.  Give it a watch and comment with any recommendations.
  • Steve read this article on the UK program that started charging consumers seven cents for each plastic grocery bag which resulted in a 90% reduction in plastic bag consumption in one year!   Steve decided to implement our own program at home to motivate us to stop using plastic bags so we started the “Bags to Boat Fund.”   We owe $1 for every plastic bag we use.  The program has been a success and we have only used seven bags in the first month.  The downside is that we only put $7 in the boat fund.  We may change the program to add to the boat fund for each bag we avoid.   Send us your ideas!

The Sailing Rode Leukemia Fundraising

Brandy was diagnosed with leukemia in 2009.  She is one of the lucky survivors as her cancer has been treated so far by a great drug therapy.  That drug did not exist a few years before she was diagnosed and her prognosis would not have been as good before research created the drug therapy.

In 2010, we created a crazy boating event called Lake Conway Wipeout that we eventually turned into a charity event. We ran the event for 5 years and raised over $30,000 for leukemia research. The event grew too large to manage safely so we ended it in 2014. Here are a couple videos on the event.

Lake Conway Wipeout 2014 from ASofCFL on Vimeo.

We are asking for your help to support the annual fundraising for Leukemia and Lymphoma research.  It only takes a couple minutes and a few dollars make a big difference.

Click Here to Donate to The Sailing Rode Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team

You can also join our team and do your own local fundraising and participate in the LLS Light the Night Walk in October.  All the details are on the site.

Also please consider registering to be a potential bone marrow donor at BeTheMatch.org   The second most common Leukemia is called AML and those diagnosed are not as lucky as Brandy.  AML patients currently has only a 25% chance of living five years from diagnosis.  Many die before they find a bone marrow donor.   You could easily save a life, please register to be a donor today.

Interview

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Ed and his crew, Thomas and Alexander (Alexander is off watch)

In part one of our interview with the Radonics, they talk about their start in sailing and cruising on their Macgregor 26M trailer sailer.

  • The Radonics are based on Lake Ontario near Toronto Canada and they cruised extensively around Canada, New York, and Nova Scotia.

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Check out the Radonic Family sailing blog here.

Sailing News

Product of the Week

Thermacell Insect Repeller

We love our Thermacell, it creates a 15ft barrier that has been tested to eliminate over 90% of mosquito, no-see-um, sand fleas, and black flies. 

Here is our amazon affiliate link to the product

We also heard from Richard, a listener in the UK, about a bluetooth receiver, called Doosl that he really likes to use on the boat. It enables any stereo with a 3.5mm plug to be a bluetooth receiver.

Amazon Store
Please use our Amazon Affiliate links below for anything you buy on Amazon or look at over 90 items we have in our TSR Amazon store.  We use all the items on our boat and include notes of why we like them.  We also added over 40 sailing and cruising books we recommend.  You pay the same low Amazon price and we get a small commission.

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We need your help to spread the word about the Podcast.  Please share the podcast with your sailing & cruising friends and ask them to subscribe on iTunes, stitcher, or Google Play Music.  You can send them these links:

It also helps when you share the podcast links on social media and sailing forums.

Patreon

If you enjoy the podcast, you can support us on our Patreon site and get some special rewards. Check it out at this link:

https://www.patreon.com/TheSailingRode

How it works:  Patreon is designed for you to support your favorite content creators.  You can support our podcast creations by signing up for various levels of support.  You can set a maximum monthly amount so if we release a lot of podcasts in one month, you still only pay your maximum amount.  In return, you get some rewards for your support.  It is kind of like giving us a tip or buying us a drink after a good show.

Thanks for listening and all your support!  We wish you fair winds and hope to see you on the water soon.

–  Steve & Brandy

The Sailing Rode / The Sailing Road

027 Part 2 – followtheboat – Oyster 435 Refit in Thailand

s/v Esper during refit in Thailand

In this episode, we feature part two of our interview with Jamie Furlong and Liz Cleere from the followtheboat YouTube sailing channel about the extensive refit of their Oyster 435 sailboat in Thailand.

Intro Chat

  • We had a great time hanging out in Nashville and listening to great music on broadway every night.  We even had time to check out Percy Priest Lake  and some of the local sailboats at the Nashville Shores Marina.   We also enjoyed a great lunch at Papa Turney’s BBQ right above the marina offices, that is some tasty BBQ.
  • We have been watching the Olympic Sailing races, but it is disappointing that NBC did not have broadcasting on many of the early races.  It is much more interesting with Gary Jobson and two time medalist, Randy Smyth providing commentary.
  • New resources page on TheSailingRode.com   It includes all the other sailing podcasts and websites we follow along with other resources we have found helpful.

Interview

In part 2 of our interview with Liz and Jamie talk about the refit of s/v Esper, a 1989 Oyster 435.   They are currently cruising in Phuket, Thailand.   They also talk about a rough passage in the Indian Ocean.

Liz and Jamie refinished essentially every surface of the boat and spars.  The refit took just over a year to complete.

s/v Esper in the boat yard

s/v Esper in the boat yard

The teak decks were removed and replaced with Awlgrip decks.

Removing the teak decks

Removing the teak decks

Interior demolition

Interior veneer replaced

Updated interior

Launching Esper after the refit

Launching Esper after the refit

Liz and Jamie celebrating the completed refit

Liz and Jamie celebrating the completed refit

Check out some great videos of Millie and Liz fishing:

Millie & Liz fishing video

Millie catching her own fish


Get access to additional details on their refit and costs by becoming a patron of followtheboat here.

Check out there great videos on their YouTube channel here.

Also go to their website followtheboat.com  to see their blog and lots of amazing pictures by Jamie…

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Great photos by Jamie

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Sailing News

Product of the Week

Leatherman – Wingman Multi-Tool, Stainless Steel

This multi-tool is used frequently during boat projects.

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Patreon

If you enjoy the podcast, you can support us on our Patreon site and get some special rewards. Check it out at this link:

https://www.patreon.com/TheSailingRode

How it works:  Patreon is designed for you to support your favorite content creators.  You can support our podcast creations by signing up for various levels of support.  You can set a maximum monthly amount so if we release a lot of podcasts in one month, you still only pay your maximum amount.  In return, you get some rewards for your support.  It is kind of like giving us a tip or buying us a drink after a good show.

Thanks for listening and all your support!  We wish you fair winds and hope to see you on the water soon.

–  Steve & Brandy

The Sailing Rode / The Sailing Road

 

026 followtheboat – Sailing Pirate Alley – Part 1

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In this episode, we talk with Jamie Furlong and Liz Cleere from the followtheboat YouTube sailing channel about their global cruising adventures.  We feature some sailing news and our product of the week is a small portable emergency jump battery pack.

Intro Chat

  • We had a great trip to Silver Glen Springs.   We launched in Astor, FL and went down the St. Johns river about 30min to get to the springs off of Lake George.  Our dog Ellie got to go on the trip and she had a blast getting attention from all the boaters.

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  • We are heading to Nashville for a little business and a lot of fun honky tonkn’, August 4-7,  let us know if you are in the area and want to meet up.
  • Brandy produced a great video of our trip cruising Sebastian, FL for her birthday and our engagement!  If you like the videos, please give us a thumbs up and leave us a comment.
  • We missed celebrating making it to episode 25.  We will make sure to make a big deal when we get to number 50.
  • Brandy was packing for us to sail to Cuba after watching this video.  It is definitely in our plans.
  • Steve listens to a lot of podcasts during his extensive travel for work, here is a list of his favorite sailing podcasts on iTunes Podcast Directory.  Check them out and please send them a note if you enjoy their shows.

Interview

Liz and Jamie own SV Esper, a 1989 Oyster 435 they they have completely refit and refinished.   They are currently located in Phuket, Thailand.   They talk about their sailing backgrounds and cruising from Turkey to India through Pirate Alley with a convoy of other sailboats.

s/v Esper after the refit

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They sail with their beautiful cat Millie…

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Check out there great videos on their YouTube channel here.

Here is one of our favorites, beautiful cruising in Thailand

Also go to their website followtheboat.com to see some great photography by Jamie…

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Sailing News

Product of the Week

Nekteck Multifunction Car Jump Starter Portable Power Bank External Battery Charger 600A Peak with 16800mAh – Emergency Auto Jump Starter

This battery pack is great for emergencies and for general charging of mobile devices.  Here is our amazon affiliate link to the product

 

Amazon Store
Please use our Amazon Affiliate link or if you are in Canada, use the Amazon.CA affiliate for anything you buy on Amazon or look at over 90 items we have in our TSR Amazon store.  We use all the items on our boat and include notes of why we like them.  We also added over 40 sailing and cruising books we recommend.  You pay the same low Amazon price and we get a small commission.

Please help us Support Podcast

We need your help to spread the word about the Podcast.  Please share the podcast with your sailing & cruising friends and ask them to subscribe on iTunes, stitcher, or Google Play Music.  You can send them these links:

It also helps when you share the podcast links on social media and sailing forums.

Patreon

If you enjoy the podcast, you can support us on our Patreon site and get some special rewards. Check it out at this link:

https://www.patreon.com/TheSailingRode

How it works:  Patreon is designed for you to support your favorite content creators.  You can support our podcast creations by signing up for various levels of support.  You can set a maximum monthly amount so if we release a lot of podcasts in one month, you still only pay your maximum amount.  In return, you get some rewards for your support.  It is kind of like giving us a tip or buying us a drink after a good show.

Thanks for listening and all your support!  We wish you fair winds and hope to see you on the water soon.

–  Steve & Brandy

The Sailing Rode / The Sailing Road