Jeffrey Wettig is the host of the “Shooting the Breeze” sailing podcast. Jeffrey is one of the original sailing podcasters, and is all-round interesting guy. We talk about some of his sailing adventures on Chesapeake Bay, some lessons he’s learned through owning a number of different boats, our thoughts on the future of the used sailboat market, and some sailing goals and aspirations. Jeffery has been a big inspiration for me, and I’ve been a longtime fan of his podcast, so it was really cool to be able to speak with him. Enjoy!
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Khiara and Adam are sailing the Caribbean aboard their Tayana 42 the “Millennial Falcon.” They sailed from the West Coast of Florida, island hopping down to Grenada in their first season, and I spoke to them while they were at anchor in St Martin. We talk about their boat buying process, some of the challenges they’ve faced, and the lure of living on the water. They also have an excellent YouTube channel where they’ve been documenting their travels and can be found on their website as well at https://sailingmillennialfalcon.com/
James Elfers is a yacht surveyor, buyer’s broker, and the author of “Bluewater Sailing on a Budget.” Jim talks with me about insights he’s gained through his work as a delivery captain, his experience overseas during the heyday of Taiwanese boatbuilding, and his goal of helping sailors navigate the boat-buying process. We dig into pitfalls to watch out for when looking at boats, strategy for negotiating purchase price, the process of a marine survey, and some special considerations for older boats in particular. Jim’s book can be found on Amazon and his surveying business is called Mandalay Marine, based out of the Bay area in California.
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Jared Lawson was the best man at my wedding, is my partner in aquaculture, my long-time musical compatriot, and for purposes of this podcast, a meticulous and enthusiastic fisherman. We talk about fishing Chesapeake Bay, some thoughts for fishing along the ICW, bait and rigging styles, as well as techniques for cleaning fish. Jared shares advice for the rank amateur (me), but also has a breadth of knowledge that will be of interest to anyone with a penchant for dipping a line.
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Jason Clark and Kirsten Austin are a couple of adventurous Mainers who have been sailing the East Coast since 2013. We talk about crossing to the Bahamas, serial boat ownership, the proper way to prepare lobster, and the inevitable headaches associated with marine toilets. We also shared some good laughs with good friends. Enjoy the episode and Happy New Year!
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Fiona McGlynn and Robin Urquhart are the editors of Waterborne, an online magazine featuring millennial voices in sailing. They sailed their Dufour 35 “MonArk” from Vancouver, BC, across the Pacific to Australia, via Mexico, the Marquesas, and Tuamotus, to name a few. They share their thoughts on sailboat arbitrage, the dangers of sleep deprivation and importance of finding a watch schedule that works, millennial participation in sailing, the orthodoxy of sailing culture, and of the creation and goals of Waterborne.
Millennials and Boating
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Debbie and Brian have voyaged aboard their 30ft Allied Seawind since 2014, crossing the Atlantic 4 times and sailing down the coast of South America through Brazil and Uruguay. They talk about the gear they installed and modifications they made during a major refit, the challenges and rewards of travelling under sail, and they speak eloquently and earnestly of their experiences at sea.
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Clay and Ally sailed their Catalina 27 “Soultide” down the ICW from Virginia to the Florida Keys. They have an inspiring story and relate some funny anecdotes about their days living aboard. We reminisce about meeting down in Key Largo, dodging mosquitos, running from the cold, learning how to work on engines, and the adjustment back to living ashore. Clay and Ally are musicians, built their own house, have recently acquired a 50 year old Columbia 36, and we are fortunate to count them among our friends. Enjoy the episode!
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Emily Greenburg has single-handed her Pearson Ariel down the East Coast- from Lake Champlain, through the Hudson River, down the Jersey Coast and Chesapeake Bay, and into the ICW to Florida. We talk about preparing small boats for long-term sailing, her formative sailing experience on an offshore delivery, the satisfaction of working on your own boat, and the realities of sexism in the sailing world and beyond. She keeps a log of her travels at the always-interesting www.dinghydreams.com and is on Instagram @dinghydreams. Enjoy!
Interview time! Bryan Rolfe is sailing his 27 foot Albin Vega across the Carribean, bound for Panama, the Pacific Ocean, Polynesia, and ultimately a circumnavigation. We talk about life aboard a small boat, new-old ways of getting weather information offshore, preparing a boat for oceans, the sobering reality of coral reefs today, and much more! Bryan has a very enjoyable and well-produced series of videos on YouTube and he is donating all proceeds from his videos to the Coral Reef Alliance. He’s also an all-around interesting guy. Check it out!
Bryan can be found on his website:
The Adventures of Tarka
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Also, a few things of note. During the interview we talk about his affiliate site, which is going to be discontinued and rolled into his blog. I will endeavor to get a link to his article about using a laptop to decode weatherfax offshore. Also, I referenced in the interview a buddy with a diesel powered water maker- I’m fairly certain that it is in fact powered by a small gasoline engine. Everything else we say is 100% factual. 🙂