Preparing Your Boat for Hurricane Irma

This video tells boat owners what they should do to prepare for a hurricane like Irma. Hurricane Irma was a dangerous category 5 storm with maximum sustained winds over 180 miles per hour. It devastated the charter fleet in the BVI and property and boats in St. Martin and many other Caribbean Islands. The most important thing is for boaters is to focus on saving lives not property.

Subscribe to get season 2 in the crossing the Pacific and sail the Marquesas.
We use a Mantus Anchor and swivel on our boat. Get all your Mantus gear at
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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

Slow Boat to Cuba

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.
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music by http://www.BenSound.com
Copyright Linus Wilson, 2017

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Sailing WX Offshore with Satellite Phones: Iridium Go! & Delorme, Slow Boat Sailing S2E2

Captain Linus learns how to get offshore weather forecasts with the Iridium Go! and Delorme InReach satellite phones in their first week crossing the Pacific Ocean from La Liberad, Ecuador to Hiva Oa, Marquesas, French Polynesia. No satellite phone or weather app maker sponsored this video. Linus tells you what he learned using some of the most popular sat phone weather apps and devices. He tells you what apps work and what ones do not.

The best apps are the two free ones for the Iridium Go! The Iridium Go and Iridium Mail and Web apps are all you need to get all the weather forecasts you need. With the ability to send a text-only e-mail, you can request all the weather forecasts you want with the query@saildocs.com command. By sending an blank e-mail to info@saildocs.com you can get the codes for all the weather products you need such as wind or current GRIB files. You also need a GRIB file reader such as iGRIB or Pocket GRIB. The expensive apps such as Weather 4D, Predict Wind, and Ocens OneMail did not work at all or had major flaws. With satellite phones you cannot surf the web. You can only send and receive basic e-mails and very low resolution photos. A file bigger than 50kb will take forever to download or upload.

The Slow Boat Sails south of the Galapagos Islands in days 3 to 6 of the 3,500 nautical mile passage. They struggle against headwinds at first and light winds after that. The boat sails close hauled initially but moves to a beam reach and broad reach by the end of the video. Winds are between 5-12 knots on this part of the passage. Ben starts standing watch on his own. Sahia celebrates her birthday on the boat.

Subscribe to get season 2 in the crossing the Pacific and sail the Marquesas.
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

Slow Boat to Cuba

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

Ep. 38: Houston Boat Show Talk of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time by Linus Wilson on the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast

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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 in April 2017. 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

A Safe Place for Tropical Storm Season

Boaters often insist on moving their boats to large rich countries like New Zealand, Australia, or the USA during cyclone or hurricane season. None of these places are ouside the tropical storm zones. Being in the developed world is no guarantee against tropical storm losses as these Texas boaters found after Category 4 Hurricane Harvey made landfall.

Our first sailboat was housed in a marina in New Orleans that had a lot of vacancies because all the sailboats there were destroyed in Hurricane Katrina.

Top 10 Sailing Vlogs by Subscribers: La Vagabonde, SV Delos, Gone with the Wynns, and More

We count down the top ten sailing vlog channels by subscribers. These are sailors sailing the seven seas, crossing the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans and cruising the Caribbean and the Mediterranean Seas. This is hosted by the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast host Linus Wilson. He has interviewed the creators of Sailing SV Delos, White Spot Pirates, Sailing Doodles, Wicked Salty, Sailing Miss Lone Star and many more.

Videos Featured:

#10 Chase the Story
It doesn’t get better than this!! Sailing the Pacific – Chase the Story 43

#9 Sailing Uma
The Reality of Living Minimally on a Sailboat in the Caribbean — Sailing Uma [Step 84]

#8 Sailing Nandji-Frothlyfe
Sailing Nandji – Ep 44, Ship Wrecks & Pina Coladas

#7 Wicked Salty
BUYING A SAILBOAT – The Entire Process

#6 Sailing Doodles
Sunday Funday in Key West – Sailing Doodles Episode 44

#5 White Spot Pirates
UNTIE THE LINES III #06 – Chaos And Creation

#4 Ambient Real Life
SSL 91 ~ Time to go Sailing, ‘SOPHISTICATED LADY’ Style! (in 4K UltraHD)

#3 Gone with the Wynns
Mission Panamania 02: Operation Nassau to George Town (Sailing Curiosity)

#2 Sailing SV Delos
Ze Germans are here! Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 132

#1 Sailing La Vagabonde
I Crashed our Boat in the Marina, Way to Make an Entrance! (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 101

Subscribe to get season 2 in the crossing the Pacific and sail the Marquesas.
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

Slow Boat to Cuba

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.
Check out http://www.sailing-channels.com to learn about all the great sailing video creators on YouTube!

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

 

Free Boat Show Seminar of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time

You don’t have to pay for an expensive hotel, drive of fly hundreds of miles, and pay for a seminar. You can unlock the secrets of the bestselling How to Sail Around the World Part-Time by watching Linus Wilson’s only public talk about his book to date of his book How to Sail Around the World Part-Time. Watch to take the next step to casting off the dock lines on your round the world voyage.

Kicked Out of Ecuador by Customs Slow Boat Sailing S2E1

Captain Linus has to miss Thanksgiving and Christmas because Ecuadorian customs only gives the boat a six-month extension. That means the boat cannot stay in Ecuador for the full teaching year. Linus flies from the New Orleans Airport (MSY) to Miami (MIA) to Guayaquil (GYE) on American Airlines over Thanksgiving break to prepare and splash the boat for the Pacific Crossing to the Marquesas. The Slow Boat has been hauled-out in the Puerto Lucia Yacht Club for five months. The boat is put back in the water by the travel lift. Linus buys diesel, gas, and changes the antifreeze on the boat’s Yanmar diesel engine. Linus deals with battery issues, and the boat has rusted due to the lack of rain and desert climate of the Santa Elana Peninsula of Ecuador.

After returning to Louisiana teach the last week of classes, Linus repeats the trip and is joined by Ben and Sahia for the 3,500 Pacific Crossing. He buys a new life raft watermaker (desalinator) because the eBay ones are so overpriced and usually have bad membranes. Janna and Sophie will not be coming on the trip and the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast episode 29 guests Ryan Horsnail and Tasha Hacker of the Chase the Story YouTube Channel and Turf to Surf blog convinced Linus that it would be impossible to sail with the toy poodle Daly because of French Polynesian regulations prohibiting dogs from leaving the boat to fly back to their home country without at least a month’s observation in Tahiti.

The Slow Boat has just over a month to sail the 3,500 nautical miles to Hiva Oa from La Libertad, Ecuador. There would be no time for the extra 700 nm to Tahiti or a month’s quarantine.

Sahia, Ben, and Linus depart the yacht club and sail west overnight. The crew gets seasick and headwinds make them turn north of the rhumb line or the great circle route to the Marquesas.
Subscribe to get season 2 in the crossing the Pacific and sail to Tahiti.
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