027 Part 2 – followtheboat – Oyster 435 Refit in Thailand

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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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–  Steve & Brandy

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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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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.

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

–  Steve & Brandy

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024 Cruising Biscayne Bay / Miami

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In this episode, we review our recent sailing trip over 4th of July weekend cruising around Biscayne bay in Miami.

Intro News

  • We released new YouTube videos!  We have a video of how we have our boat setup form cruising showing the interior and exterior setup.   We also have the first video produced by Brandy!  She released a video of our trip cruising near Ft. Desoto / St. Petersburg, Florida and the Everglade Challenge sailing race where small sailboats and paddlers travel 300 miles down to the Florida Keys.
  • We are catching up on releasing podcasts.  Our goal is to release two a month, we have ten so far this year, so we are two behind but we plan to catch up over next couple months.
  • We have some great interviews coming up with

023 Fathers Day Special with Mike Payment

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In this episode, we celebrate fathers day with the man who taught Steve to sail.  His father, Mike Payment.

Intro Chat

  • We are back from vacation!  We had a great cruise on the worlds largest cruise ship, The Oasis of the Seas.   It definitely fueled our cruising dreams as we toured great the great ports of Nassau, St. Thomas, and St. Marteen.   St. Marteen was our favorite and we look forward to spending more time there when we start cruising on our our boat.
  • We spent Memorial Day weekend cruising our boat around the Ponce Inlet / Daytona Beach area.  We launched the boat and parked the trailer at the Swoop Boat ramp near New Smyrna Beach Airport.   We mostly anchored at