026 followtheboat – Sailing Pirate Alley – Part 1


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.


  • 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.


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


They sail with their beautiful cat Millie…


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…


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


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–  Steve & Brandy

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