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Episode 166 Sailing in the Mediterranean Installing port lights and portholes with Luis Martins

9/29/2018
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Installing port lights and portholes with Luis Martins Luis wrote me "Last time we talked you showed some interest in how I installed the new port lights and portholes in my boat without any screws or bolts. What do you say if we record a podcast on that subject?" Great idea and here it is! This is how it turned out and here are the products he used in the process: https://amzn.to/2OHfbMU https://amzn.to/2QGUG4d Sika® Aktivator-205...

Duration:00:50:50

Episode 165 Sailing in the Mediterranean Paul Exner

9/20/2018
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In this I interview Paul Exner of Modern Geographic Sailing Expeditions Here is the website Paul Exner has put together for Modern Geographic Sailing Expeditions https://www.moderngeographic.com/expeditions/ This is from the website “ALOHA ... is the unconditional desire to promote the true good of other people in a friendly spirit out of a sense of kinship.” — Abraham Kahihina Akaka Hawaii is your sail training classroom Modern Geographic Sailing offers challenging sail training expeditions...

Duration:00:57:42

Episode 164 Sailing in the Mediterranean Sailing in Croatia Pt 1, 2018

9/11/2018
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This episode is Sailing in Croatia pt 1, 2018 my adventures. This is the first episode of Sailing in Croatia 2018 pt 1. many thanks to my patreon supporters that help make this podcast possible! In this episode I talk about getting the boat ready for the summer sail Here I am at the most northern part of Croatia I visited this summer the expensive marina at Trogir A funny poster that I came across when driving the cider route in France before I arrived at the boat. The boat in the yard and...

Duration:00:49:25

Episode 163 Sailing in the Mediterranean Newport to Ensenada with Neil Fletcher

7/3/2018
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Episode 163 Sailing in the Mediterranean Newport to Ensenada with Neil Fletcher This week Neil Fletcher tells up about his second Newport Beach to Ensenada Yacht race. He also shares with us his fun time with the California State Tax Commission ------------------------------------------------- In a previous podcast I talk about https://maritimedocumentation.us/ which is a scam to dupe you into paying about 3 times the cost to renew your coast guard documentation. Here are the details to this...

Duration:00:58:33

Episode 162 Sailing in the Mediterranean Leo Goolden of s/y Tally Ho

5/30/2018
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This week I interview Leo Goolden owner and boat builder of the 1910 20 ton gaff rigged Pilot Cutter Tally which won the 1927 Fastnet race. http://sampsonboat.co.uk/ YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg-_lYeV8hBnDSay7nmphUA This is from Leo’s website "My name is Leo Sampson Goolden. I am a Boatbuilder, Sailor and Writer from Bristol, England. Right now, I’m on a mission to rebuild a 107-year old English sailing yacht called Tally Ho. Designed by Albert Strange in 1909, she is...

Duration:00:29:24

Episode 161 Sailing in the Mediterranean Jack Andrys interviews Steve Neal of noforeignland.com

5/25/2018
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Steve Neal of noforeignlands.com Hi Franz, I had the chance to interview Steve Neal, the creator of a web application noforeignlands.com which I started using last year when it was launched to a few people at MdR, it is now available to all and think it is useful to anyone wanting to sail or sailing in the Med. Steve’s description of the site is: Around this time last year I created a web site for the liveaboard sailors, wintering in Marina di Ragusa. It provided vessel tracking for our...

Duration:01:12:37

Episode 160 Sailing in the Mediterranean Sailing Croatia with Andrew Vik Pt 2

5/16/2018
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Sailing Croatia with Andrew Vik Pt 1 And pending Turkish Credit Crisis In this podcast I start out discussing the pending Turkish Credit Crisis and my observation of the Turkish economy with boots on the ground since 2002 And then we get into my interview with Andrew Vic who has been sailing Croatia for 10 years. In this interview he shares some of his knowledge and favorite spots. Andrews is sharing a Google Earth KML and KMZ file with us which gives great information about sailing Croatia...

Duration:01:39:22

Episode 159 Sailing in the Mediterranean Dan Culpepper sailing Italy to Portugal

5/9/2018
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Dan Culpepper sailing Italy to Portugal Dan Culpepper returns to share his story of sailing Italy to Portugal last summer, by way of Sardinia, Spain, and Morocco. Dan is a great story teller and it is great to talk to him again! Here is a link to his website:http://sailingheldeleine.com/resources/ Here is the link I said I would share about Croatia Anchorages in the introduction http://www.wosamma.at/anchorages/ I would like to get a group of sailors and listeners together and charter a...

Duration:01:56:11

Episode 158 Sailing in the Mediterranean DIY Sailboat Projects with Paul Manzano

4/30/2018
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DIY Sailboat Projects with Paul Manzano Paul shares his DIY sailboat projects with us in this episode. We heard from Paul a few weeks ago when he was interviewed by Jack Andrys in Marina Ragusa in Sicily. In that interview Paul glossed over the fact that he built his own water maker and solve his air-conditioning and freezer problem in a frugal manner. I wanted to talk to Paul in greater detail about his DIY sailboat projects and what it took to make his own reverse osmosis water maker. Paul...

Duration:01:24:42

Episode 157 Sailing in the Mediterranean SY Yves Christian interview by Jack Andrys

4/18/2018
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SY Yves Christian interview with Jack Andrys. Jack came up with another great interview with Lotty and Sacha owners of the classic SY Yves Christian Thanks Jack Lotty and Sacha!! Here is some information from the family blog https://sailingyves.com/ "We, Lotty and Sacha live in Alnwick with our two children Hector (5) and Phoebe-Plum (2) and we will be joined by Sacha’s two sons Sam (16) and Jack (14) who live in Chester-le-Street. We love the Mediterranean and especially Greece. It’s a...

Duration:01:29:22

Episode 156 Sailing in the Mediterranean Sailing Croatia with Andrew Vik Pt 1

4/12/2018
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Sailing Croatia with Andrew Vik Pt 1 Andrew Vic has been sailing Croatia for 10 years. In this interview he shares some of his knowledge and favorite spots. In Andrews email he shared a Google Earth KML and KMZ file with me which gave great information about sailing Croatia unfortunately WordPress does not let me share this in the post. If you would like to get a copy of these files (which contain a wealth of information) write me an email ask, and I can send them as attachments. From Andrew...

Duration:01:04:12

Episode 155 Sailing in the Mediterranean Manzano family’s Leap of Faith

4/5/2018
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Taking the Leap of faith! Family of 7 the Manzano family sell it all and take a leap of faith to go sailing! Jack Andrys interviewed Paul Manzano to learn how they did it! Here is what they say: About We are a family of seven setting out on an incredible adventure to sail around the world and explore our God’s amazing creation. We are from the beautiful Carson Valley in the state of Nevada. So we sold our 5,400 square foot house that we spent years remodeling and gave away 95% of our stuff....

Duration:01:16:14

Episode 154 Sailing in the Mediterranean Cruising Cypress with Howard Clayman

3/29/2018
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Cruising Cypress Cruising Cypress there are a few tricks going between Turkish and Greek Cypress Howard helps us learn in this great interview! In this interview, we learn the in's and outs of cruising Cypress. Howard takes us around the Island and gives us valuable information of ports of call and insight into the sailing community of Cypress. Here are some photos of Cypress Howard shared with us. Beware of maritimedocumantation.us In my previous podcast I talk about...

Duration:00:48:26

Episode 153 Sailing in the Mediterranean Cruising Israel with Howard Clayman

3/8/2018
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Cruising Israel Cruising Israel is not something I really considered. However in this interview, cruising Israel is a possible viable destination. Howard takes down the coast line of Israel and gives us valuable information of ports of call and insight into the sailing community of Israel. Beware of maritimedocumantation.us In my introduction to this episode I talk about https://maritimedocumentation.us/ which is a scam to dupe you into paying about 3 times the cost to renew your coast guard...

Duration:00:54:39

Episode 152 Sailing in the Mediterranean Adventures with Jake Miller pt. 2

2/20/2018
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Adventures with Jake Miller pt. 2 Jake Miller shares this second part of probably a 3 part series of him going from a dreamer to a Mediterranean Sailor Thanks Jake! You tell a great story! In this interview I catch up with Brian and we reminisce about this leg of the summer sail. If you have suggestions for future episodes please write me a note. Use the contact form at the website medsailor.com Please Consider supporting the podcast in Patreon Want me to go sailing with you? Then contact...

Duration:00:46:23

Episode 151 Sailing in the Mediterranean Adventures with Jake Miller pt. 1

2/16/2018
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Adventures with Jake Miller Jake Miller shares this first part of probably a 3 part series of him going from a dreamer to a Mediterranean Sailor Thanks Jake! You tell a great story! In this interview I catch up with Brian and we reminisce about this leg of the summer sail. If you have suggestions for future episodes please write me a note. Use the contact form at the website medsailor.com Please Consider supporting the podcast in Patreon Want me to go sailing with you? Then contact me! If...

Duration:00:55:30

Episode 150 Sailing Summer 2017 pt 7 Sailing in the Mediterranean Corfu to Croatia Brian Kujawski

2/3/2018
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Stormy Adriatic Brian joined me in the stormy Adriatic on the roughest portion of last summer's sail. This was the leg from Corfu over to Italy and then up to Croatia about 250 nautical miles. On the passage from Brindisi Italy to Cavtat Croatia we were hit with a tremendous storm bringing the waves up to approximately 12 feet. Shearing off one of my chain plate bolts. In this interview I catch up with Brian and we reminisce about this leg of the summer sail. If you have suggestions for...

Duration:00:40:41

Episode 149 Sailing Summer 2017 pt 6 Patras to Corfu, Avoid Sailing the Ionians!

1/26/2018
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Avoid sailing the Ionians I now recommend you avoid sailing the Ionians! This episode has us sailing the Ionian Islands with Andy and Lisa Buffmire on my 5th leg of this summers sailing adventure from Turkey to Croatia. Andy and Lisa sail with me from Patras to Corfu right through of the crowded and overly popular, ruined, formerly ideal cruising grounds. Excessive expansion of charter and flotilla fleets have taken this once delightful cruising area and made it into over crowded anchorages...

Duration:00:26:23

Episode 148 Sailing in the Mediterranean My Anchor Setup

1/15/2018
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Episode 148 Sailing in the Mediterranean My Anchor Setup This is my anchor set up. In the past I've talked about my double anchoring technique. In this episode I describe an image which is available at the website as well as in a YouTube video. The image is an image of the bow of my boat and my anchor set up and I discuss why I set up my anchor this way. Specific to my boat is I have a line for a second anchor to deploy off the bow of the primary anchor as well as a yellow poly polypropylene...

Duration:00:19:29

Episode 147 Sailing Summer 2017 pt 5 Sailing in the Mediterranean Franz Solo Sailing

12/23/2017
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In this episode I sail solo from Poros through the Corinth Canal to Galixidi, then Trizona and pick my next crew up on Patra Greece. What crossed anchors can be in Galaxidi! Looks like 4 anchor lines crossed My double Anchor video Sailing in the Mediterranean summer 2017 this summer I sailed from Bodrum Turkey to Dubrovnik Croatia. This episode covers the Fifth leg and to Patra Greece. This is the fifth of several episodes where I talk about the summer sail from Turkey to Croatia in the...

Duration:00:26:24