Ep. 35: Mantus Anchors Founder Greg Kutsen Sails from Houston to the Galapagos and Cruising the Southern Marquesas on the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Hosted by Linus Wilson

Greg Kutsen of Mantus Anchors tells about his cruising in his Ericson sailboat that took him from the shallows of Texas to Mexico, Colombia, Panama and the Galapagos. Along the way he decided he could build a better anchor and started testing prototypes of what would become the Mantus Anchor. We use a Mantus Anchor, chain grabber, and swivel on our boat. Get all your Mantus gear at
http://www.mantusanchors.com/?affiliates=15

They also have innovative waterproof lights and dive gear made with the cruising sailor in mind. This gear is available at select marine retailers in addition to at http://www.mantusanchors.com/?affiliates=15

Mantus Anchors is our first corporate sponsor on www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing

We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific.
http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Our one Star or Executive Producer patron can join the crew without winning the drawing.
Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron.
Slow Boat to the Bahamas,

and
How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.

Support the Slow Boat Sailing vlog and podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Subscribe to the podcast at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast/id1084423845?mt=2
http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast

On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.
Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com

Copyright Linus Wilson, 2017

Ep. 34: Sailing Doodles on the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast, Bobby White Interviewed by Linus Wilson

Bobby White creator of the Sailing Doodles YouTube Channel talks about how he lost his career as a pilot and bought a boat for $24,000 to sail the seven seas with his two 90 pound labradoodles and his friend Megan. Check out his channel at

https://youtu.be/rTSilpLdXWo?list=PLfyGJYbk3iSr_x19lqmg6H3w19NTpRDBY

I posted a few new videos this month. Check them out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ16F6xaaPs

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkM6Ihp47Kc&t=5s&index=1&list=PLmISw2WoaEPzmV7r8Kdf_J97n4sx3MsW0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phillip Kutsen of Mantus Anchors tells us why setting ability is so important when choosing an anchor. We use a Mantus Anchor, chain grabber, and swivel on our boat. Get all your Mantus gear at
http://www.mantusanchors.com/?affiliates=15

Mantus Anchors is our first corporate sponsor on www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing

We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific.
http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Our one Star or Executive Producer patron can join the crew without winning the drawing.
Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron.
Slow Boat to the Bahamas

and
How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.

Support the Slow Boat Sailing vlog and podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Subscribe to the podcast at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast/id1084423845?mt=2
http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast

On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.
Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com

Copyright Linus Wilson, 2017

Boat Show Seminar of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time, Houston Southwest International

Linus Wilson talks about his book How to Sail Around the World Part-Time in a seminar at the Southwestern International Boat Show in League City, Texas. This show too place at the South Shore Marina off of Clear Lake near the Kemah Boardwalk area. Linus, Janna, and Sophie visited the boardwalk as well as participated in the seminar.

How to Sail Around the World Part-Time is a former Amazon sailing bestseller. It’s description says:

“Do you dream of sailing around the world in a sailboat?
Do you have a business or career you don’t want to sacrifice for that dream?
Do you have kids in school?
You don’t need to quit your job, sell your house, and take the kids out of school to complete a circumnavigation of the globe in a sailboat. You don’t have to wait until you are retired to sail for the South Pacific. This book tells you how you can do it without uprooting your life by taking as little as two months per year off to sail the trade winds.
Circumnavigating the globe in a sailboat is on par with scaling Mount Everest in terms of its rarity. Many potential circumnavigators are hobbled by misconceptions about the journey that mountaineers lack when climbing to the top of the world.
It is said, “I want to circumnavigate to see the world.” Nevertheless, successful trade wind circumnavigators don’t see the world. Instead, they travel on a narrow ribbon around it stopping mostly at a narrow range of countries that are downwind. Lack of focus causes many more failed circumnavigations than storms at sea.
The conventional wisdom is that you need to quit your job, sell your house, and live on the boat year-round. The reality is that even retirees circumnavigating full-time keep their boat in port half of the year because of the demands of cyclone season. There is no good way to elude the November to April cyclone season that dominates 60 percent of the trade-wind circumnavigation route.
The mad rush from the eastern Caribbean to the “safe” ports in New Zealand and Australia in a single calendar year is misguided. It sets cruisers up for hard, upwind ocean passages in future years and saps the resolve of their crews. A better solution is to haul out their boats in the South Pacific and fly back to their homes in the developed world during the cyclone season.
It makes more sense to keep one’s job and home and take annual two-to-six month leaves of absences to move the boat forward during the cruising season. Learn about the trade-wind route around the world with stops in Panama, the Galapagos, the Marquesas, Tahiti, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Australia, Mauritius, Chagos, Madagascar, South Africa, St. Helena, Brazil, and the eastern Caribbean. Learn why the Pirate attacks in the Gulf of Aden have NOT made circumnavigating the globe harder.
This is the second book by the bestselling author of Slow Boat to the Bahamas, Linus Wilson. Dr. Wilson got his doctorate in financial economics at Oxford University. He sails an Island Packet 31’ with his wife, daughter, and four pound poodle. He has been published in Cruising Outpost and Good Old Boat magazines. To learn more about the author’s adventures, boat repair tips, free chapters and books, subscribe to his newsletter at http://www.slowboatsailing.com.”
We use a Mantus Anchor and swivel on our boat. Get all your Mantus gear at
http://www.mantusanchors.com/?affiliates=15
Mantus Anchors is a corporate sponsor of this episode.
We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific.
http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Our one Star or Executive Producer patron can join the crew without winning the drawing.
Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron.
Slow Boat to the Bahamas

and
How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.

Associate Producer, Anders Colbenson

Support the Slow Boat Sailing vlog and podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Subscribe to the podcast at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast/id1084423845?mt=2
http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast

On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.
Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com
music by http://www.BenSound.com
Copyright Linus Wilson, 2017

S1E13: Sneaking into Ecuador, Pollywogs to Shellbacks, Slow Boat Sailing

After being kicked out of Esmeraldes, Ecuador by the Coast Guard, the Slow Boat crew goes rogue and searches for fuel in Sua Beach and Atacames, Ecuador without checking in. These pollywogs go on a covert mission before they can cross the equator and be shellbacks.

Foreigners are not allowed to by the subsidized fuel in Ecuador. Linus does so anyways because he reasons it is too risky not to with the prevailing winds on the nose and a tired and seasick crew hundreds of miles from the first port of entry in Ecuador. Sophie, Janna, and Linus are refreshed from the shore excursion. They also get their laundry done after enduring continuous rains for four days in the previous episode:
“Seasick Sailing Across the Pacific in a Tiny Sailboat, Panama to Ecuador S1E12” at

Linus argues that marina and “yacht club” at Casa Blanca near Sua is not a port for sailboat. He also discovers that the electronic charts by Garmin and Navionics are wildly inaccurate along the northern Ecuador coast. They round Punta Galera, Ecuador, but can they get a better wind angle?

Janna and Linus celebrate becoming Shellbacks by drinking the ink of the kracken in the middle of the night. Unfortunately, engine problems slow them down.While they are slowly tacking south they see humpback whales in front of their bow. They arrive at the Puerto Lucia Yacht Club, but in the next episode the Slow Boat gets hauled out, and LInus and Daly have are prevented from leaving Ecuador.

We use a Mantus Anchor and swivel on our boat. Get all your Mantus gear at
http://www.mantusanchors.com/?affiliates=15
Mantus Anchors is a corporate sponsor of this episode.

We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific.
http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing

Our one Star or Executive Producer patron can join the crew without winning the drawing.

Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron.

Slow Boat to the Bahamas

and

How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.

Associate Producer, Anders Colbenson

Support the Slow Boat Sailing vlog and podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Subscribe to the podcast at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast/id1084423845?mt=2
http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast

On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.
Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com
music by http://www.BenSound.com
Copyright Linus Wilson, 2017

Cruising French Polynesia with Tom Hanks, Oprah, Obama, Bruce Springsteen, and David Geffen

Tom Hanks tells Colbert about his cruise of French Polynesia with Oprah, POTUS 44, and “The Boss” on the movie mogul’s boat. This will help those contemplating what cruising French Polynesia will be like on the Slow Boat as we film season 2 in French Polynesia, Except we will rent better bikes on the Slow Boat.  

You will be laughing. I hear Colbert is a sailor. Should we have him on the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast?

 

Ep. 33: Sailing SV Delos, Cape Horn or Caribbean? Interviewed by Linus Wilson on the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast

Subscribe for free to the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher!

Brian, Brady, and Karin speak to the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast host Linus Wilson about their Indian Ocean sailing adventures. They are between seasons in Cape Town South Africa. They talk about crew changes and future sailing plans. Brady, Brian, and Karin talk about the temptation to sail around Cape Horn before sailing up to the Caribbean.

Check out their latest video!

Linus bought a new DJI drone for the YouTube channel and tried to gather best practices for launching a drone off the boat in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ16F6xaaPs

Sailing SV Delos is the number 1 sailing vlog by total views! Learn about the top ten

Our latest round the world vlog has Sophie, Janna, Daly, and Linus sailing from Panama City, Panama to Ecuador offshore.

Phillip Kutsen of Mantus Anchors tells us why setting ability is so important when choosing an anchor. We use a Mantus Anchor, chain grabber, and swivel on our boat. Get all your Mantus gear at
http://www.mantusanchors.com/?affiliates=15

Mantus Anchors is our first corporate sponsor on www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing

We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific.
http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Our one Star or Executive Producer patron can join the crew without winning the drawing.
Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron.
Slow Boat to the Bahamas

and
How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.

Support the Slow Boat Sailing vlog and podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Subscribe to the podcast at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast/id1084423845?mt=2
http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast

On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.
Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com

Copyright Linus Wilson, 2017

Epic Sailboat Drone Crashes, How To Avoid Them, Sailing La Vagabonde, SV Delos, SSL, Doodles

The tales of woe are myriad when you are talking about drones and sailboats. Find out the best and worst practices in this video.
Our friends at Sailing SV Delos, Sailing Doodles, and Kracken Kissed Sailing Adventures recently aired videos talking about their drone crashes off their sailboats. This video looks at some of the most epic drone crashes on sailboats and how to avoid them.

The crew of Sailing SV Delos, Brian, Brady, and Karin, are the Episode 10 and 33 guests of the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast, and Bobby from Sailing Doodles will be on episode 34. They both smashed up expensive camera drones that hit the rigging and broke apart on the deck. See the podcast videos at

0:41 #1 Sailing La Vagabonde shows how to not launch a DJI Phantom 3 drone from the boat and Riley and a pal are injured trying to keep if from hitting the water with the propellers spinning.
See
“Drone Fail on La Vagabonde!! (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 65”

1:08 #2 Sailing SV Delos crashes their new Splash Drone into the deck. Too bad it did not hit the water first. It just shows that waterproof drones can break easily too. See
“A drone crash, a lost tooth and a live concert! Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 115”

1:15 #3 Sailing Libra with the help of the Slow Boat Sailing Podcasts episode 23 guest Annie Dike of HaveWindWillTravel.com show the best practices for catching and releasing a drone, but they crashed it in the rigging before they perfected their technique.
See “How to Launch and Land a Drone from the Boat”

See Annie Dike on the podcast at

1:36 #4 Rick Moore or Sailing Sophisticated Lady (SSL) is the king of drone photography among sailing vloggers. Nevertheless, he has crashed his splash drone when it stopped responding to controls.
“DRONE CRASH in the Ocean at 50mph and SURVIVES! This is why you ONLY buy a WATERPROOF DRONE!”

2:12 #5 Bobby of Sailing Doodles crashed his new drone into the forestay of his boat SV Ruff Seas after it stopped responding to controls and a propeller stopped turning properly. See
“Drone Crash Autopsy, Shower Pump Fix, Our Equipment – Boat Maintenance Monday”

Key features and tips for a drone to launch from a sailboat:
2:26 big landing gear (DJI Phantom is good; Mavic is bad)
3:15 practice drone flying releasing, and catching on land
4:25 don’t run down batteries
4:45 camera on gimbals
5:05 GPS drone
6:00 small drones are pushed around by the wind and can’t hover
6:20 2.7K camera makes good video
7:05 FPV is a must-have feature. Stream video live onto your phone or tablet from the drone.
7:48 Is the Syma drone a good practice drone?
8:40 More tips with drone footage of Bucktown Harbor, New Orleans, Louisiana
8:50 Hold drone above eye level and use sunglasses for eye protection.
9:03 Upwind is best point of sail for launching. Launch off the stern of the sail boat.
9:30 Fly only on low wind days
9:40 Head signals for drone pilot and spotter
9:49 Fly in p-mode or GPS mode
10:00 Avoid steel ships
10:16 Fly well above the waves
10:49 Flying upwind takes more batteries than flying downwind.
11:00 Don’t use the return to home feature because the boat has moved from the launch site.
Music by BenSound.com

We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific.

http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing

Our one Star or Executive Producer patron can join the crew without winning the drawing.

Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How To Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron.

Slow Boat to the Bahamas

and

How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.

Support the Slow Boat Sailing vlog and podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing

Subscribe to the podcast at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast/id1084423845?mt=2
http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast

Music by http://www.BenSound.com

(c) Linus Wilson, 2017

Seasick Sailing Across the Pacific in a Tiny Sailboat, Panama to Ecuador S1E12

After transiting the Panama Canal, Linus, Janna, Sophie, and Daly leave Panama City, Panama to sail across the Pacific in their Island Packet 31’ sailboat to Salinas, Ecuador 700 miles to the south. Headwinds, torrential rains, and engine failures slow their progress. Janna and Sophie are plagued by seasickness and they tack to Esmereldes, Ecuador hundreds of miles north of their destination to refuel and fix a broken furling line. Their reception by the local authorities is not welcoming. This is a great video for anyone thinking of sailing into blue water or doing offshore sailing with kids.

0:09 The best spots at the Balboa Yacht Club in Panama City, Panama
0:38 Gulf of Panama, Sailing with Janna at the Helm
047 Adverse winds and the importance of getting the boat’s westing before going offshore
0:51 Wind chart from http://www.passageweather.com
1:00 Panama City from the water
1:16 Jennifer Clark’s Gulfstream current chart for our July 2016 passage
1:40 Sailing by Las Perlas Islands in Panama
1:50 Isla Taboga in Las Perlas
2:20 Linus discusses on day two the rough Punta Mala, Panama overnight passage and strong currents running east to west along the Panama coast.
2:56 We refueled on a barge moored in Cebaco Bay, Panama a remote island west of the southernmost point of Panama, Punta Mala.
3:34 Replacing the broken Hitatchi Alternator with a Balmar 70 amp alternator
4:18 Day 3 of the trip; in the North Pacific Ocean, the earlobe the Pacific by South and Central America
5:50 torrential rain offshore between Panama and Ecuador
6:30 Janna and Sophie are seasick.
7:00 Using the Honda 2000 generators to charge the batteries.
8:15 The jerry can board broke on the port side, and we have fuel cans stored in the cockpit.
9:25 You wish for what you don’t have.
10:00 When will the rain end! Consulting the weather router Dane Clark of Jennifer Clark’s Gulfstream at http://users.erols.com/gulfstrm/
11:20 Sunshine on the horizon!
11:50 We tacked towards Esmeraldes, Ecuador, 260 nm far north of our destination to get a better wind angle.
12:05 …then our roller furling line broke!
12:45 Anchored in Esmeraldes, Ecuador
13:02 Kicked out by the Ecuador Coast Guard
14:12 Check out our playlist of the vlog

14:37 We held the 1,000 subscriber drawing for How to Sail Around the World Part-Time drawing. You can get your name in the next drawing by sending your USA mailing address to linuswilson [at] yahoo [dot] com.
16:15 Phillip Kutsen of Mantus Anchors tells us why setting ability is so important when choosing an anchor. We use a Mantus Anchor and swivel on our boat. Get all your Mantus gear at
http://www.mantusanchors.com/?affiliates=15
We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific.
http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Our one Star or Executive Producer patron can join the crew without winning the drawing.
Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron.
Slow Boat to the Bahamas

and
How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.

Associate Producer, Anders Colbenson

Support the Slow Boat Sailing vlog and podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Subscribe to the podcast at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast/id1084423845?mt=2
http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast

On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.
Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com
music by http://www.BenSound.com
Copyright Linus Wilson, 2017

Slow Boat Sailing Has an Extra Episode Planned for Season 1 on YouTube–13 Total

Slow Boat Sailing is sailing around the world part-time in an Island Packet 31 sailboat. Season 1 goes from New Orleans, USA, to Cuba, through the Panama Canal, and across the equator. The upwind trip from Panama City to La Libertad, Ecuador will be broken up into two episodes. Sophie, Janna, Linus, and Daly were crew on this tough passage in July 2016. The first episode will be released on Thursday, April 6, at 5PM New York Time.

That means that the first episode of season 2, crossing the Pacific Ocean to the Marquesas, will not be released until June or July 2017. We will continue our filming of season 2 in May 2017. Several episodes were filmed in December 2017. We release new vlogs on the first Thursday of every month at 5PM New York City time or GMT-5, whichever comes first. We have about an 8 month delay from real time in the vlog.

We planned to shorten the series from 13 to 12 episodes by merging some Panama episodes together, but we have decided to have two episodes sailing the coast of mainland Ecuador. Over the course of the season, our philosophy about the vlogs have changed. We want to have more speaking into the camera and less narration to increase the connection with the crew. Personally, we feel our audience is less concerned about video cruising guides and more concerned with connecting with the sailors traveling to exotic ports while sailing around the world. The last two episodes will reflect this change in focus of the round the world vlog series. We are also moving to longer vlogs. S1E11, our Panama Canal Transit, was 30 minutes long. We plan to abandon the 7-10 minute episode format used in episodes 1-8 of season 1, in favor of 10-30 minute episodes going forward.

S1E0: Trailer for Sailing to Cuba, Panama Canal, and Ecuador

S1E1: Sailing Offshore from New Orleans to St. Petersburg

S1E2: Venice Inlet, Preparing to Sail Offshore to Cuba

S1E3: Sailing to Cuba’s Cabo San Antonio, the End of the Earth

S1E4: Nueva Gerona, Cuba, Sailing Back in Time

S1E5: Cuba’s Cayo Largo del Sur Resort and Marina Vistited by Sailboat

S1E6: Offshore to Providencia, Colombia, Sailing Across the Caribbean to the Pirate Paradise Island

S1E7: Hiking the Tallest Peak on Providencia, Colombia, the Paradise of the Caribbean Sea 

S1E8: Snorkeling for Pirate Treasure in Providencia, Colombia, Crab Cay and Morgan’s Head

S1E9: Sailing Offshore to Panama, Shelter Bay Marina, Panama Canal, and Checking in Colon, Panama 

S1E10: Busted by Customs in the Panama Airport (This is to be released in June or July 2017. It is exclusively available to patrons at the moment.)

S1E11: How to Transit the Panama Canal with Sailing La Vagabonde ‘s Line Handlers in a Yacht

S1E12: Sailing Offshore from Panama to Ecuador, Punta Mala, and Seasickness (This is to be released at GMT-5 at 5PM on Thursday, April 6, 2017)

S1E13: Shellbacks Resort to Covert Operations Sailing in Ecuador (This is to be released at GMT-5 at 5PM on Thursday, May 4, 2017.)

We will also occasionally release videos that feature the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast’s episodes or are of interest to sailors. (We only charge patrons for monthly vlog episodes not the extra videos.) We do one podcast and vlog per calendar month.

S1E12 is the first vlog where we feature our first corporate sponsor on Patreon, Mantus Anchors. The Slow Boat uses a 45-pound Mantus Anchor attached to the Mantus swivel as its primary anchor. We have never drug since using the 45-pound Mantus. The crew from Mantus Anchors will be the episode 35 guests of the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast to be released in June 2017. Sailing SV Delos’ crew will be the April 2017 guest of the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast’s episode 33.