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Boat Radio – Linus Wilson on the notorious rescued women sailors and Beneteau at FLIBS 2017

On October 25th, two women and their pet dogs were rescued after having drifted in the Pacific Ocean for more than five months. Jennifer Appel and Natasha Fuiava were picked up 900 miles south east of Japan. The pair set sail from Hawaii on May 3rd bound for Tahiti and the passage should have taken no more than three weeks. What happened? Well, their explanations have met with a barrage of criticism. People simply don’t believe their story and sailors particularly have been very quick to...

Duration: 00:40:37

Boat Radio – The Boat Galley – 56. Tracking down a fuel problem

This week, Carolyn takes us step-by-step through the frustrating process of tracking down a persistent engine problem. The exasperation Carolyn describes will resonate with many boaters. Just finding the source of the problem can take forever, never mind applying a solution. But engine trouble can’t be ignored and it is important to devise a methodical plan and stick to it. For more terrific tips and tricks designed to make boat life better, visit Carolyn’s wonderful website, The Boat...

Duration: 00:12:25

Boat Radio – Bob’s No Wake Zone – Veteran’s Day, women sailors and our very own Mike McDowall!

Gail Hine joins Bob to talk about the 28th annual Sailing Convention for Women and Boat Radio’s very own Mike McDowall chats about the podcast’s first year and what it felt like to hit one million downloads. Also this week, Captain Matt Walz, head of the Missouri State Water Patrol, has some important advice about cold water and hypothermia. Bob’s No Wake Zone is the world’s number one boating radio show. It comes to you each week from the shore of Missouri’s Magic Dragon, otherwise known as...

Duration: 00:48:23

Boat Radio – Bonita & Yoshi are Sailing Nandji

From the archive: Yoshi and Bonita bought Nandji in February 2016 and have since sailed the Whitsunday Islands and parts of the Great Barrier Reef. They document their voyages in a ‘warts and all’ series of videos, some of which have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times. Check them out on YouTube: They spoke to Boat Radio’s Mike McDowall in September 2016. For more information about Boat Radio, visit our website: To advertise, drop us a...

Duration: 00:27:20

Boat Radio - Rick and Jasna explore the islands of the Pacific

One from the archive: Rick Page and Jasna Tuta are the authors of 'Get Real, Get Gone: How to become a modern sea gypsy and sail away forever'. They live aboard a Hans Christian 36. When this interview was recorded, back in April 2016, they were in Tahiti. To learn more about Boat Radio, visit our website: To advertise, drop us a line via or fill in the contact form on our website. Alternatively, give us a call on +34634347590

Duration: 00:52:05

Boat Radio – The Boat Galley – 55. The night sky

Did you know that the full moon always rises at sunset? Have you ever seen the Milky Way in all its breath-taking glory? One of the very best things about living on board a boat is that it gives you unlimited opportunities to observe the night sky. And that is especially true if your passage takes you far from shore at night. To Carolyn Shearlock, star-gazing is a privilege and a daily pleasure – one enjoyed by only a small percentage of modern-day humans, who are prevented from doing so...

Duration: 00:05:50

Boat Radio – Ocean Research Project – When is a rescue not a rescue?

Matt Rutherford discusses the ‘rescue’ of the two women and their dogs who drifted at sea for five months after attempting to sail from Hawaii to Tahiti. He also talks about the Figure-8 Voyage currently being attempted by his friend Randall Reeves. Plus, Matt is selling his boats. Don’t panic, he’s not quitting the ocean for good. He’s simply looking to shift a boat he doesn’t have time to fix up while upgrading his expedition vessel, The Ault. If you’re interested in either boat, or if...

Duration: 00:58:04

Boat Radio – Bob’s No Wake Zone – 2017: a bumper year for boating!

Mike Kenagy from the Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association joins Bob to chat about the successes of the 2017 season. Margaret Hummel discusses a new venture at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, New York. And Tom Dammrich of the National Marine Manufacturers Association talks about the latest victory in the battle to prevent year-round sales of E15, or gasoline with 15% ethanol. Bob’s No Wake Zone comes to you each week from the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. It is a fascinating...

Duration: 00:47:30

Boat Radio – Roy Finlay – Rowing the Atlantic Ocean

Roy Finlay is a name that will be forever associated with ocean rowing. As an oarsman, skipper and boat designer, he is directly connected to thirty world ocean rowing records. As a young man, he worked as an underwater bomb disposal expert for the British Royal Navy. Later, he sold wine, built houses, kayaked around Scotland and delivered boats worldwide. He has spent a great deal of his life at sea and the rest either on the move or planning his next one. It is his intention to introduce...

Duration: 01:07:30

Boat Radio – The Boat Galley – 54. Communications apps

How do you keep in touch with friends and family while enjoying the freedoms of the cruising lifestyle? How do you order spare parts or consult an expert when something goes wrong? Well, these days there is a wide range of communications apps for your smartphone and other devices. This week, Carolyn Shearlock looks at the most popular and outlines the pros and cons of each. For more terrific tips and tricks to make your boat life better, visit: Boat Radio is...

Duration: 00:08:41

Boat Radio – Bob’s No Wake Zone – Meet Brock Sutherland and Tawny Daggett

Remember a few weeks ago we told you the GLOC Shootout high-performance boat race was for sale? Well, this week Bob meets the new owner, Brock Sutherland. Photographer George Denny pops in too, to tell a few stories of past Shootouts. Also in this week’s show, Tawny Daggett, the new Marina Ops Manager at Marine Max Lake of the Ozarks, plus Jeff Green on the sticky subject of leaf removal regulations for lakeside property owners. Bob’s No Wake Zone comes to you every week from Osage Beach...

Duration: 00:48:36

Boat Radio – The Sundowner – Chris Lorenzo, MD of Seafarer, joins Tom for an ouzo

In this edition of Boat Radio’s boozy show, presenter Tom Helliwell chats to Chris Lorenzo, managing director of Seafarer Cruising and Sailing Holidays about his many adventures. Unsurprisingly, they also enjoy one or two shots of that unmistakable Greek spirit and Tom mixes a number of very different ouzo-based drinks, including the little-known Ouzini, the deliciously refreshing River Breeze and the rare and spectacular Milky Mojito. To book an unforgettable sailing holiday with...

Duration: 00:34:38

Boat Radio – Ocean Research Project – When is it okay to call for rescue?

This week, Matt Rutherford looks back at the abandonment of the Gunboat 55 catamaran, Rainmaker, which was dismasted 200 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras while en route to the Caribbean island of St. Maarten. He also talks about how he and girlfriend Nicole found an abandoned Swan 48 mid-Atlantic and attempted to tow it back to land. Also this week, the continuing adventures of Matt, Bruno and Yanni in Africa. This time around, Yanni is sent to the hospital to have the parasitic worm cut...

Duration: 00:57:34

Boat Radio – The Boat Galley – 53. Should you take a dog cruising?

Dogs can be a fun companion but should you take a dog cruising? Are dogs suited to the liveaboard lifestyle? Carolyn Shearlock has been a live-aboard for many years and for much of that time – more than a decade – she has shared her floating home with Paz, her loyal boat dog. In this latest edition of The Boat Galley podcast, she examines the pros and cons of doggy cruising and suggests some gear you might need to buy if you’re planning to take a four-legged friend on your sailing...

Duration: 00:10:09

Boat Radio – Bob’s No Wake Zone – Pirates!

Maritime legal expert, Raul Chacon, on the perennial problem of piracy on the high seas, plus the ever-contentious issue of salvage versus towing. Also joining Bob this week: Dock Age magazine editor Anna Townsend, National Safe Boating Council Deputy Director, Fred Messman, and Steve Schnarr, program manager with Missouri River Relief. Bob’s No Wake Zone comes to you every week from Osage Beach on the shore of The Magic Dragon – Missouri’s magnificent Lake of the Ozarks. Do not miss this...

Duration: 00:48:36

Boat Radio – Deliver a baby at sea!

Last year, Boat Radio’s medical expert, Dr John Ross, made a programme explaining what to do if you’re faced with the prospect of delivering a baby on board a boat. We’ve had a number of requests to repost that show so here it is. It makes absolutely fascinating listening. Dr Ross has three decades of experience delivering medical care to people in extreme circumstances and remote locations. He is the medical director of Telemed+, which provides care to participants of the Clipper Round...

Duration: 00:25:06

Boat Radio - Bob Bitchin on murder, motorcycles and many years of cruising

By popular demand, this is a repost of a show first broadcast back in July. In this sensational interview, Bob Bitchin contemplates murder, considers suicide, talks about growing up with Clark Gable, Roy Rogers and the Cisco Kid, describes life as a motorcycle gang member, recalls his time as Evel Knievel’s bodyguard and reminisces about his many years cruising the world aboard sailboats. “When you’re out there, life is like a dream.” After his sailing magazine Latitudes and Attitudes died...

Duration: 00:53:40

Boat Radio – Ocean Research Project – GUNS

Should you have a gun on your boat? Some sailors think it’s vital, others think it’s a crazy idea. The Greenlandic Government insist on it and Canadian law requires that all vessels navigating the Northwest Passage have a rifle on board. In this week’s edition of Ocean Research Project, Matt Rutherford discusses the pros and cons of travelling with firearms. Also this week, Matt’s African adventure with Yanni and Bruno continues. The trio head deeper into the heart of the continent,...

Duration: 00:57:59

Boat Radio – Postcards From Sea – Annapolis Sailboat Show

John falls in love with the Halberg Rassy 372 and Henry the German glue guy, plus he gets fish and chips at Pussers along with a round of painkillers – number three, apparently – whatever that means. He also talks about how a Mantus anchor saved Ave del Mar from Hurricane Matthew and discusses Edson pedestal parts and anchor bridles with friends Chris and Elizabeth and erstwhile crewman, Larry. To find out more about John Herlig’s adventures aboard his 1967 Rawson cutter, Ave del Mar,...

Duration: 00:25:03

2: Boat Radio – The Boat Galley – 52. Weird Wiring Colours

A short and sweet show from Carolyn Shearlock this week. As those of you who follow The Boat Galley on Facebook already know, she has been extremely busy with hurricane recovery and the Annapolis Boat Show. Weird wiring is the subject. Have you ever tried to trace the wiring on an old boat only to find the previous owners have used the colours incorrectly? Or even that a single connection will change colour as it passes through a bulkhead? Well, Carolyn has the solution. For more terrific...

Duration: 00:05:12

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