Ep. 29: Chase the Story’s Tasha Hacker and Ryan Horsnail Speak to Linus Wilson about Sailing French Polynesia

November 20, 2016

Tasha Hacker and Ryan Horsnail of the Chase the Story YouTube channel and Turf to Surf blog speak to us about cruising French Polynesia. In the bonus episode available to Patrons, they talk about touring the Galapagos, cruising with pets in the South Pacific, and downwind sailing techniques. 

My book Slow Boat to Cuba is launching on Amazon on November 21, 2016. To celebrate I am giving away the eBook version on Amazon worldwide. Here are the free and discounted days.

1. November 21, 2016, FREEEEEEEEEE!

2. November 22, 2016, FREEEEEEEEEE!!

3. November 23, 2016, $.99

4. November 24, 2016, $1.99

5. November 25, 2016, $2.99

6. November 26, 2016, $3.99

7. November 27, 2016, $4.99 (the everyday bargain basement price!!)

Get Slow Boat to Cuba on other amazon sites in

Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/Slow-Boat-Cuba-Linus-Wilson-ebook/dp/B01MFFX9

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Slow-Boat-Cuba-Linus-Wilson-ebook/dp/B01MFFX9AG

Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Slow-Boat-Cuba-Linus-Wilson-ebook/dp/B01MFFX9AG

We briefly hit our first $20 per episode goal and I will make Slow Boat to the Bahamas free on Amazon's worldwide sites for 1 day in December 2016 or January 2017. Subscribe to my free newsletter at www.slowboatsailing.com to get notified of the exact date.

When we hit $80 per round the world vlog episode or podcast episode, I will give away 2 weeks in a private berth for two to one of our Patrons. Patrons will be randomly selected based on their long-term support on Patreon. This is several thousand dollar value. Captained charters of similarly sized monohulls usually exceed $400 per day. Thus, this reward is over a $5,000 value. The timing of that berth depends on the schedules of the winner and Captain Linus Wilson.

Slow Boat Sailing is making a podcast and vlog about sailing around the world part-time. The podcast interviews the most interesting cruising sailors in the world, including the crew of SV Delos, White Spot Pirates, Chase the Story, Sailing Miss Lone Star, Wicked Salty, SV Prism, and many more. This costs time and money and we love our supporters who subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, and YouTube as well as those who support us on Patreon.

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. 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.

Slow Boat to the Bahamas
https://www.amazon.com/Slow-Boat-Bahamas-Linus-Wil...
and
How to Sail Around the World-Part Time
https://www.amazon.com/How-Sail-Around-World-Part-...
have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.

Slow boat to Cuba launches on Amazon on November 21, 2016.
Support the vlog and podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing

The rewards of being a Patreon far outweigh the costs.
Since starting the podcast and YouTube channel we have had to upgrade our cameras, computer hard drives, and audio equipment. Podcasts must pay hosting fees. We have incurred high internet access fees in foreign countries to put out a regular podcast and to upload videos. For every hour of podcast or minute of video many hours of work must go into them to produce them. We only produce highly edited podcasts and videos because we believe our listeners and viewers time is so valuable.

We make content that is for all audiences and will not sacrifice safety or our relationship with our loved ones to create suggestive thumbnails. Our crew wears life jackets and harnesses in all weather. We don't cut corners on crew safety to get exciting video.

The vlog is also a video cruising guide of the places we visit focused on the seamanship necessary to visit the exotic foreign ports that we visit. The vlogs recount the adventures of the Slow Boat Crew.

The host of the podcast and the captain of the Slow Boat is Linus Wilson who holds a "six pack" captain's licenses issued by the United States Coast Guard.
The "Slow Boat" is an Island Packet 31'.

There are 13 episodes planned for season 1.
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Hopefully, we will have the support to film many more seasons of our round the world voyage. Season 1 goes from New Orleans, to Florida, to Cuba, stops at Providencia, though the Panama Canal, and across the equator into the South Pacific.

I will likely be in the South Pacific in December with limited access to internet. The next podcast and vlog will likely be released in January 2017. Happy holidays!

Thanks for joining the voyage!  Check out my book How to Sail Around the World Part-Time, which is now available as an album on iTunes or Amazon. Links to my books are at my website. Buy How to Sail Around the World Part-Time or Slow Boat to the Bahamas at Amazon. Both books have been #1 bestsellers in the Amazon sailing eBook categories. (If you are a non-US Amazon customer, e-mail me at linuswilson outlook [dot] com, and I’ll send you the link addresses for your country’s site.)  Like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter and tell your friends to do the same. I’m putting up more videos of the Slow Boat crew on YouTube. Also check out my new study guide entitled Navigation Rules: International and Inland (Abridged), Study Guide for Uscg Captains’ and Merchant Mariner Exams.  Episode 6’s South Pacific Weather with Met Bob has became anAlbum on iTunes. Subscribe to my free newsletter at http://www.slowboatsailing.com for free books and boat repair and upgrade tips.  There you can also find a orange banner link at the bottom of the page and promo code to save $15 off your next purchase of $200+ at West Marine. Write a review on iTunes for the podcast or on Amazon for my books. Finally, have some fun on the water!

 

 

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Ep. 28: SLOW BOAT TO CUBA (audiobook sample) by Linus Wilson

October 29, 2016

Get the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast on Stitcher and iTunes!

 

 
Your podcast host has been hard at work on his third book over the last couple months and is ready to share part of it with you. Slow Boat to Cuba does not go up for sale in print and Kindle versions until the end of November, but you can listen to the audiobook now. In this episode, we listen to the the first four of 19 chapters of the audiobook of Slow Boat to Cuba
 

You can get the full audiobook of Slow Boat to Cuba by pledging as little as $3 at

https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing

You can be part of sailing history and be thanked in the acknowledgement if you pledge at the Captain or Admiral Level on Patreon to support monthly podcasts and vlogs. 
 
In this book, the author wants to start his round the world trip by sailing to the Panama Canal before hurricane season. Unfortunately, a 50-year old embargo, wild currents, and adverse winds and waves stand in this American sailor’s way. This is the story of how he overcame government road blocks and sailed offshore to the forbidden paradise of Cuba. He stops at the remote west coast and southern barrier islands fighting human and nautical obstacles to get a clear path to Panama.
 
You can watch the whole vlog series covering the material in the book on YouTube. The book is 3 hours and 30 minutes long and the vlog series Slow Boat to Cuba is only 40 minutes long. Thus, the movie version leaves out a lot of material from the book.
 
We start our "On the AIS" segment in this episode. We have some great mini-guests, who tell us in 30 seconds in their own words about their awesome sailing channel in their own words. When you see a boat on the AIS you are usually not close enough to touch them, but you may be close enough to hail them for a brief chat on the VHF. Our "On the AIS" guests are the creators of Coast Life.  Check out their great YouTube channel. I have recorded many great hour plus long conversations with awesome sailors like the creators of Chase the Story and Sailing Baby Blue but there are way more sailors than I can edit hour long interviews for that you should check out.
 
We have been giving away signed books when we hit key numbers on YouTube and Twitter. Our next book giveaway will be held after hitting 500 YouTube subscribers. To win the book you have to be YouTube subscriber who sends us their USA address by Facebook messenger before the drawing. 
 

Thanks for joining the voyage!  Check out my book How to Sail Around the World Part-Time, which is now available as an album on iTunes or Amazon. Links to my books are at my website. Buy How to Sail Around the World Part-Time or Slow Boat to the Bahamas at Amazon. Both books have been #1 bestsellers in the Amazon sailing eBook categories. (If you are a non-US Amazon customer, e-mail me at linuswilson outlook [dot] com, and I’ll send you the link addresses for your country’s site.)  Like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter and tell your friends to do the same. I’m putting up more videos of the Slow Boat crew on YouTube. Also check out my new study guide entitled Navigation Rules: International and Inland (Abridged), Study Guide for Uscg Captains’ and Merchant Mariner Exams.  Episode 6’s South Pacific Weather with Met Bob has became anAlbum on iTunes. Subscribe to my free newsletter at http://www.slowboatsailing.com for free books and boat repair and upgrade tips.  There you can also find a orange banner link at the bottom of the page and promo code to save $15 off your next purchase of $200+ at West Marine. Write a review on iTunes for the podcast or on Amazon for my books. Finally, have some fun on the water!

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Ep. 27: Sailing Vessel Prism Cruises the Pacific Coast of Mexico and Central America Interviewed by Linus Wilson

September 28, 2016

In this episode we talk to the John and Shannon from Sailing Vessel Prism. Prism is a 33-foot Hans Christian sailboat. They had sailed from Berkeley, California to Costa Rica when I caught up with them in June 2016. (The Slow Boat was in Panama and the internet was not the best for this interview.)  Support their great videos on Patreon. Shannon and John cruise inexpensively and like to take their time.

 

John was a professional videographer for TV, and he gives some tips on making great video on our bonus episode for our Patreon supporters.

I also talk about HaveWindWillTravel.com‘s  video “#75: How to Get Your Wife to Go Cruising”. Annie Dike from episode 23 says that her fans ask here that question all the time.

There are many ways to support the podcast in addition to being a patron. We are donating the August and September Patreon revenues to the American Red Cross’s Louisiana Flood relief.

Thanks for joining the voyage!  Check out my book How to Sail Around the World Part-Time, which is now available as an album on iTunes or Amazon. Links to my books are at my website. Buy How to Sail Around the World Part-Time or Slow Boat to the Bahamas at Amazon. Both books have been #1 bestsellers in the Amazon sailing eBook categories. (If you are a non-US Amazon customer, e-mail me at linuswilson outlook [dot] com, and I’ll send you the link addresses for your country’s site.)  Like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter and tell your friends to do the same. I’m putting up more videos of the Slow Boat crew on YouTube. Also check out my new study guide entitled Navigation Rules: International and Inland (Abridged), Study Guide for Uscg Captains’ and Merchant Mariner Exams.  Episode 6’s South Pacific Weather with Met Bob has became anAlbum on iTunes. Subscribe to my free newsletter at http://www.slowboatsailing.com for free books and boat repair and upgrade tips.  There you can also find a orange banner link at the bottom of the page and promo code to save $15 off your next purchase of $200+ at West Marine. Write a review on iTunes for the podcast or on Amazon for my books. Finally, have some fun on the water!
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Ep. 26: Abandoned, 119 Days Adrift with John Glennie Interviewed by Linus Wilson

August 28, 2016

John Glennie's boat was adrift for 119 days upside-down before he and three other men landed on Great Barrier Island in New Zealand. This is the record for the most days adrift in a cold climate and is likely the record for the most days adrift by a sailing yacht crew. His boat the Rose-Noelle capsized in violent storm on the way to Fiji from the South Island of New Zealand. In this podcast, we hear the first 30 minutes of that over 2.5 hour conversation about the ordeal. It contains important lessons about survival at sea. In that long conversation, Glennie said he could not properly tell his story in his co-authored book The Spirit of the Rose Noelle because he was suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) when it was being written. The 119 days at sea are the subject of the feature film Abandoned available on Amazon or Netflix.  The first 30 minutes of the conversation with Glennie are in the podcast. The second 30 minutes are free to Patreon subscribers as a bonus episode. The full conversation about Glennie's story of survival at sea is on CD Baby and should be available on iTunes as a single or album entitled Abandoned: 119 Days Adrift, a conversation with John Glennie the captain of the Rose-Noelle by Linus Wilson

 

 

Also check out my new study guide entitled Navigation Rules: International and Inland (Abridged), Study Guide for Uscg Captains' and Merchant Mariner Exams.  Episode 6's South Pacific Weather with Met Bob has became an Album on iTunes. John Glennie's first book Playboys of the South Pacific is available as an eBook on Amazon. His book about the ill-fated Rose-Noelle voyage is only available second-hand in the USA.

Since the last podcast we released our forth video in our vlog series on YouTube and the second of 2 videos about sailing in Cuba. Enjoy!

 

 

 

This episode is sponsored by Jenifer Clark’s Gulfstream. The Slow Boat crew relied on Jenifer Clark’s Gulfstream for their trip to Ecuador. Call 410-286-5270 or e-mail gulfstream@comcast.net so you can find out how their current and weather routing can aid you in your next blue water voyage.

YOU CAN GET ALL THE BONUS EPISODES IF YOU PLEDGE AS LITTLE AS $1 TO THE SLOW BOAT SAILING PODAST’S PATREON SITE.  HALF OF THIS WEEK’S INTERVIEW IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO PLEDGE ON PATREON. EVERY EPISODE SINCE EPISODE 10 HAS HAD A BONUS EPISODE.  PATRONS GET TO LISTEN TO ALL THE BONUS EPISODES.  ALL PATRONS ARE GIVEN THE AUDIOBOOK OF THE #1 SAILING BESTSELLER HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME

 There are many ways to support the podcast in addition to being a patron. We are donating the August and September Patreon revenues to the American Red Cross's Louisiana Flood relief.
 

Thanks for joining the voyage!  Check out my book How to Sail Around the World Part-Time, which is now available as an album on iTunes or Amazon. Links to my books are at my website. Buy How to Sail Around the World Part-Time or Slow Boat to the Bahamas at Amazon. Both books have been #1 bestsellers in the Amazon sailing eBook categories. (If you are a non-US Amazon customer, e-mail me at linuswilson outlook [dot] com, and I’ll send you the link addresses for your country’s site.)  Like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter and tell your friends to do the same. I’m putting up more videos of the Slow Boat crew on YouTubeSubscribe to my free newsletter at http://www.slowboatsailing.com for free books and boat repair and upgrade tips.  There you can also find a orange banner link at the bottom of the page and promo code to save $15 off your next purchase of $200+ at West Marine. Write a review on iTunes for the podcast or on Amazon for my books.  Finally, have some fun on the water!

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Ep. 25: More Hands on Deck’s Tyler Rowland Interviewed by Linus Wilson

August 9, 2016

Our guest Tyler Rowland of the More Hands on Deck YouTube channel talks about his season 3 trying to sail from Louisiana to Panama with Vagabond Phil. The trip did not go as well as he hoped. He also talks about his new gig at Antlos in Venice, Italy. Antlos is a new “ArirBNB for boats.” In the bonus episodes for patrons, hear about his plans to return to his sailboat in La Paz, Mexico and eventually sail the South Pacific.

I talk about getting the boat for dry storage in Ecuador and the launch of our YouTube vlog series about our travels to the Cuba, transiting the Panama Canal, and crossing the equator. Subscribe to see ten highly-edited and fast-paced episodes of sailing offshore are planned and three are up. Subscribe to get the next episode of sailing to Cuba’s city stuck in the past, Neuva Gerona.

 

This episode is sponsored by Jenifer Clark’s Gulfstream. The Slow Boat crew relied on Jenifer Clark’s Gulfstream for their trip to Ecuador. Call 410-286-5270 or e-mail gulfstream@comcast.net so you can find out how their current and weather routing can aid you in your next blue water voyage.

 

YOU CAN GET ALL THE BONUS EPISODES IF YOU PLEDGE AS LITTLE AS $1 TO THE SLOW BOAT SAILING PODAST’S PATREON SITE.  HALF OF THIS WEEK’S INTERVIEW IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO PLEDGE ON PATREON. EVERY EPISODE SINCE EPISODE 10 HAS HAD A BONUS EPISODE.  PATRONS GET TO LISTEN TO ALL THE BONUS EPISODES.  ALL PATRONS ARE GIVEN THE AUDIOBOOK OF THE #1 SAILING BESTSELLER HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME

There are many ways to support the podcast in addition to being a patron.

Thanks for joining the voyage!  Check out my book How to Sail Around the World Part-Time, which is now available as an album on iTunes or Amazon. Links to my books are at my website. Buy How to Sail Around the World Part-Time or Slow Boat to the Bahamas at Amazon. Both books have been #1 bestsellers in the Amazon sailing eBook categories. (If you are a non-US Amazon customer, e-mail me at linuswilson outlook [dot] com, and I’ll send you the link addresses for your country’s site.)  Like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter and tell your friends to do the same. I’m putting up more videos of the Slow Boat crew on YouTubeSubscribe to my free newsletter at http://www.slowboatsailing.com for free books and boat repair and upgrade tips.  There you can also find a orange banner link at the bottom of the page and promo code to save $15 off your next purchase of $200+ at West Marine. Write a review on iTunes for the podcast or on Amazon for my books.  Finally, have some fun on the water!

 

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Ep. 24: Sailing Miss Lone Star and the Slow Boat’s Trip Across the Equator

July 26, 2016
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This week I talk about Janna, Sophie, Daly (dog), and my long and winding offshore trip from Panama City to Salinas, Ecuador. We also talk to the Aubrey and Robb Hamic from the Sailing Miss Lone Star YouTube channel and blog about sailing with two young kids and a big dog. They tell about their big expensive gas guzzling trip from Texas to the Florida keys by way of the Mississippi River and the Slow Boat's home port of New Orleans to the the Florida Keys. After paying $6,000 in gas, they decided to switch from power to sail and got a deal on a big cruising boat in Maine. We talk about home schooling, sea sickness, and keeping the little crew members occupied underway. They tell us about In the bonus episode exclusively for Patreon supporters of the podcast they tell how their dog climbs ladders and how they are outfitting their boat.

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This episode is sponsored by Jenifer Clark’s Gulfstream. The Slow Boat crew relied on Jenifer Clark’s Gulfstream for their trip to Ecuador. Call 410-286-5270 or e-mail gulfstream@comcast.net so you can find out how their current and weather routing can aid you in your next blue water voyage.

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YOU CAN GET ALL THE BONUS EPISODES IF YOU PLEDGE AS LITTLE AS $1 TO THE SLOW BOAT SAILING PODAST’S PATREON SITE.  HALF OF THIS WEEK’S INTERVIEW IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO PLEDGE ON PATREON. EVERY EPISODE SINCE EPISODE 10 HAS HAD A BONUS EPISODE.  PATRONS GET TO LISTEN TO ALL THE BONUS EPISODES.  ALL PATRONS ARE GIVEN THE AUDIOBOOK OF THE #1 SAILING BESTSELLER HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME
 

There are many ways to support the podcast in addition to being a patron.

Thanks for joining the voyage!  Check out my book How to Sail Around the World Part-Time, which is now available as an album on iTunes or Amazon. Links to my books are at my website. Buy How to Sail Around the World Part-Time or Slow Boat to the Bahamas at Amazon. Both books have been #1 bestsellers in the Amazon sailing eBook categories. (If you are a non-US Amazon customer, e-mail me at linuswilson outlook [dot] com, and I’ll send you the link addresses for your country’s site.)  Like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter and tell your friends to do the same. I’m putting up more videos of the Slow Boat crew on YouTubeSubscribe to my free newsletter at http://www.slowboatsailing.com for free books and boat repair and upgrade tips.  There you can also find a orange banner link at the bottom of the page and promo code to save $15 off your next purchase of $200+ at West Marine. Write a review on iTunes for the podcast or on Amazon for my books.  Finally, have some fun on the water!

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Ep. 23: Annie Dike Author and Blogger at HaveWindWillTravel.com Interviewed by Linus Wilson

July 6, 2016

Annie Dike author of 

Keys to the Kingdom: A rising young lawyer who found the key by losing the lock, 

Salt of a Sailor: The true origins of a durable, but not-so-dainty sailor, and 

None Such Like It: An enlightening voyage through the nine stages of boat-buying grief visited the Slow Boat and told us about how much a Blogger, YouTube sensation, and bestselling author really makes. (It's less than you think.) She talks about cruising in her boyfreind's boat in Florida and other crewing trips she has done on other people's boats. Even if you are a big fan, you will learn many things you did not know about Annie.

I talk about the transit of the Panama Canal in the Slow Boat also.  We are in the Pacific now! On the way, I got the honors of informing La Vagabond's and our line handlers that they were superstars.


This episode is sponsored by Jenifer Clark’s Gulfstream. The Slow Boat crew relied on Jenifer Clark’s Gulfstream for their Panama trip thus far. Call 410-286-5270 or e-mail gulfstream@comcast.net so you can find out how their current and weather routing can aid you in your next blue water voyage.

YOU CAN GET ALL THE BONUS EPISODES IF YOU PLEDGE AS LITTLE AS $1 TO THE SLOW BOAT SAILING PODAST’S PATREON SITE.  HALF OF THIS WEEK’S INTERVIEW IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO PLEDGE ON PATREON. EVERY EPISODE SINCE EPISODE 10 HAS HAD A BONUS EPISODE.  PATRONS GET TO LISTEN TO ALL THE BONUS EPISODES.  ALL PATRONS ARE GIVEN THE AUDIOBOOK OF THE #1 SAILING BESTSELLER HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME

There are many ways to support the podcast in addition to being a patron.

Thanks for joining the voyage!  Check out my book How to Sail Around the World Part-Time, which is now available as an album on iTunes or Amazon. Links to my books are at my website. Buy How to Sail Around the World Part-Time or Slow Boat to the Bahamas at Amazon. Both books have been #1 bestsellers in the Amazon sailing eBook categories. (If you are a non-US Amazon customer, e-mail me at linuswilson outlook [dot] com, and I’ll send you the link addresses for your country’s site.)  Like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter and tell your friends to do the same. I’m putting up more videos of the Slow Boat crew on YouTubeSubscribe to my free newsletter at http://www.slowboatsailing.com for free books and boat repair and upgrade tips.  There you can also find a orange banner link at the bottom of the page and promo code to save $15 off your next purchase of $200+ at West Marine. Write a review on iTunes for the podcast or on Amazon for my books.  Finally, have some fun on the water!

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Ep. 22: Trey Benefield of Blue Moon Adventures Sails Through a Gale with His Daughter from St. Martin to Panama

June 29, 2016

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Trey Benefield of Blue Moon Adventures talks about how he wanted to finance his big cruise by buying a boat in the Eastern Caribbean and selling it in Australia for a profit. He talks about the first part of his trip in this episode from buying the boat in St. Martin and his transit of the Panama Canal. His college student daughter was his crew member on this trip and they survived 30 foot waves and gale conditions on their way.

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Trey and his daugher pose in Opinuhoo Bay in Moorea.

You can get $200 off your next luxury, captained charter with Blue Moon Adventures in an exotic location by just mentioning this podcast.  They take sailors of all abilities on the cruises of their dreams. Contact Trey  by e-mail or phone at 865-310-8562.

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This episode is sponsored by Jenifer Clark’s Gulfstream. The Slow Boat crew relied on Jenifer Clark’s Gulfstream for their Panama trip thus far. Call 410-286-5270 or e-mail gulfstream@comcast.net so you can find out how their current and weather routing can aid you in your next blue water voyage.
 
YOU CAN GET ALL THE BONUS EPISODES IF YOU PLEDGE AS LITTLE AS $1 TO THE SLOW BOAT SAILING PODAST’S PATREON SITE.  HALF OF THIS WEEK’S INTERVIEW IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO PLEDGE ON PATREON. EVERY EPISODE SINCE EPISODE 10 HAS HAD A BONUS EPISODE.  PATRONS GET TO LISTEN TO ALL THE BONUS EPISODES.  ALL PATRONS ARE GIVEN THE AUDIOBOOK OF THE #1 SAILING BESTSELLER HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME
 

There are many ways to support the podcast in addition to being a patron.

Thanks for joining the voyage!  Check out my book How to Sail Around the World Part-Time, which is now available as an album on iTunes or Amazon. Links to my books are at my website. Buy How to Sail Around the World Part-Time or Slow Boat to the Bahamas at Amazon. Both books have been #1 bestsellers in the Amazon sailing eBook categories. (If you are a non-US Amazon customer, e-mail me at linuswilson outlook [dot] com, and I’ll send you the link addresses for your country’s site.)  Like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter and tell your friends to do the same. I’m putting up more videos of the Slow Boat crew on YouTubeSubscribe to my free newsletter at http://www.slowboatsailing.com for free books and boat repair and upgrade tips.  There you can also find a orange banner link at the bottom of the page and promo code to save $15 off your next purchase of $200+ at West Marine. Write a review on iTunes for the podcast or on Amazon for my books.  Finally, have some fun on the water!

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Ep. 21: Checking the Slow Boat into Panama, Port Captains, Immigration, and Agents in Colon a Discussion by Linus Wilson

June 22, 2016

Checking into Panama was not easy or quick.  In this episode, I explain how I and the Slow Boat skipper ended up over $400 poorer and made two trips into Colon over four days and four government office visits including paying an agent. In my experience, both the immigration officer and Cristobal Port Captain refused to process my completed paperwork. I muse whether the government officials financially benefit from boater's employment of agents to facilitate the check in process in Colon, Panama. I hope they do not, but their behavior suggests they may.

I spent over $50 on internet in Panama to bring episode 20 to you. That does not include my podcast and website hosting expenses. It is not free to create a podcast. Help out if you can.

YOU CAN GET ALL THE BONUS EPISODES IF YOU PLEDGE AS LITTLE AS $1 TO THE SLOW BOAT SAILING PODAST’S PATREON SITE.  HALF OF THIS WEEK’S INTERVIEW IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO PLEDGE ON PATREON. EVERY EPISODE SINCE EPISODE 10 HAS HAD A BONUS EPISODE.  PATRONS GET TO LISTEN TO ALL THE BONUS EPISODES.  ALL PATRONS ARE GIVEN THE AUDIOBOOK OF THE #1 SAILING BESTSELLER HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME
 

There are many ways to support the podcast in addition to being a patron.

Thanks for joining the voyage!  Check out my book How to Sail Around the World Part-Time, which is now available as an album on iTunes or Amazon. Links to my books are at my website. Buy How to Sail Around the World Part-Time or Slow Boat to the Bahamas at Amazon. Both books have been #1 bestsellers in the Amazon sailing eBook categories. (If you are a non-US Amazon customer, e-mail me at linuswilson outlook [dot] com, and I’ll send you the link addresses for your country’s site.)  Like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter and tell your friends to do the same. I’m putting up more videos of the Slow Boat crew on YouTubeSubscribe to my free newsletter at http://www.slowboatsailing.com for free books and boat repair and upgrade tips.  There you can also find a orange banner link at the bottom of the page and promo code to save $15 off your next purchase of $200+ at West Marine. Write a review on iTunes for the podcast or on Amazon for my books.  Finally, have some fun on the water!

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Ep. 20: SV Sea Wolf Sails with a Dog in the Bahamas, Cuba,Honduras, Colombia, and Panama Interviewed by Linus Wilson

June 18, 2016

We are podcasting from Panama! The Slow Boat sailed from Providencia, Colombia to Colon, Panama, the entrance to the Panama canal about 250 miles on the 4th multiple night passage since leaving New Orleans on April 29. Get details of the engine blowout 45 miles from Panama and how the crew of the Slow Boat came into port under their own power.

 

This week’s guest is Dominique Truelove of the S/V SeaWolf Sailing and the YouTube channel of the same name. The SV Sea Wolf crew sailed with dog Bear to the Bahamas, Cuba, Honduras, Colombia and Panama before returning to the USA. Next season they’ll be sailing with their new born son. They literally bought a boat and went cruising immediately. Dominique tells about the customs challenges of sailing with a dog, and how they survived a broken forestay in the remote far southern part of the Bahamas.

This episode is sponsored by Jenifer Clark’s Gulfstream. The Slow Boat crew relied on Jenifer Clark’s Gulfstream for their Panama trip thus far. Call 410-286-5270 or e-mail gulfstream@comcast.net so you can find out how their current and weather routing can aid you in your next blue water voyage.
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