EP 54: Recycling your Boat… when it’s time to say goodbye
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1y ago
Episode #054: Your Pocket Sailing Instructor Podcast Recycling your Boat: What to do when it’s time to say goodbye Photo by Mathias Reding on Pexels.com It is the time of year when I see many boats not moving, some boats breaking free from their moorings, others being inhabited by wildlife… so many boats that are left unattended and languishing. So, I decided to put together some ideas and recommendations for what to do if it is time to decommission your boat. Recycling your boat could be a fun process, so take some time to figure out how to repurpose all of the items in your boat. Other episo ..read more
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EP 49: Boating Superstitions!
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1y ago
Episode #49: Your Pocket Sailing Instructor Podcast Boating Superstitions! Photo by Johannes Plenio on Pexels.comSupport me on Patreon! Sign Up for the Podcast! Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Here is my most recent episode: https://anchor.fm/s/757358a0/podcast/rss Alright so to prepare you for this episode you could also listen to: EP 1: My Top 10 Comfort Items for Sailors EP 5: Maritime Mysteries & Mishaps: Old Presque Isle Lighthouse EP 9: My Top 8 Sailing Books Life has been throwing me some curveballs lately so I started to wondering if I had somehow broken some sacred oat ..read more
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EP 47: Docking: The Basics…
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1y ago
Episode #047: Your Pocket Sailing Instructor Podcast Docking: The Basics… Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Alright, we have all been there! You’re heading into the dock, speed is great, wind is great, crew are ready,… suddenly a boat starts leaving their slip right in front of you, your crew move aft to tell you only to drop the boat hook in the water, your other crew tries to grab the boat hook and drops the roving fender, and everyone on shore is watching. Yup. We have ALL been there! The lovely trials of docking… Other episodes you may like: EP 33: Croatia – Provisioning & Other Boat Stu ..read more
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EP 46: Anchoring 2.0 Continued…
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1y ago
Episode #046: Your Pocket Sailing Instructor Podcast Anchoring 2.0 Continued… This is a continuation of my last episode all about anchoring. If you haven’t listened to it yet, make sure you do! Other episodes you may enjoy: EP 45: How-to anchor like a boss! EP 44: Don’t be a jerk – Boating Etiquette EP 43: Beating the Winter Blues – how I stay engaged in my sailing over the winter! Support me on Patreon! Sign Up for the Podcast! Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Here are my most recent episodes: https://anchor.fm/s/757358a0/podcast/rss Review… Technical Terms Used for Anchoring Gro ..read more
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EP 45: How-to anchor like a boss!
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1y ago
Episode #035: Your Pocket Sailing Instructor Podcast How-to to anchor like a boss! Photo by David Whiteford on Pexels.com There is something magical about spending a nice, quiet, night at anchor! When we were in Croatia, it was a blessing to be able to get away from all of the other tourists for some quiet R&R! Anchoring is a pretty simple thing once you master some basic steps. Here I will break it all down for you and provide you with some of my pro tips! Enjoy! Don’t forget to send me any questions! Other episodes you may enjoy: EP 16: Sailing Goals – Liveaboard Sailing EP 28: How to b ..read more
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EP 44: Don’t be an asshole – Boating Etiquette
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1y ago
Episode #44: Your Pocket Sailing Instructor Podcast Don’t be an asshole – Boating Etiquette This week I am talking all about being a good boating neighbour! How to be a safe, and non-jerky, boater! There are a few unwritten rules to keep in mind about boating and how others expect you to conduct yourself while on the water. Other episodes you may enjoy: EP 6: 10 Ways to Meet Other Sailors EP 8: Overcoming a #boatfail! EP 24: So You Want to Buy a Boat! Support me on Patreon! Sign Up for the Podcast! Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Here are my latest episodes: https://anchor.fm/s/75 ..read more
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EP 43: Beating the Winter Blues – how I stay engaged in my sailing over the winter!
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by Sail Nelson
1y ago
Episode #043: Your Pocket Sailing Instructor Podcast Beating the winter blues! How I stay engaged in my sailing over the winter… Alright winter sucks for us northern sailors! True, I am lucky that my boat is in the water, but it’s cold! I haven’t sailed in months and I’m going through withdrawal (the winter blues)! So, I thought I would let you in on my “happy list”. The list of things that I do throughout the winter to keep me looking forward to next season and making sure I’m ready to make the most of it! Enjoy! Other episodes you may enjoy: EP 9: My Top 8 Sailing Books EP 7: Day Trip Plan ..read more
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EP 42: PFDs, life jackets & tethers… what you need to know!
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by Sail Nelson
1y ago
Episode #042: Your Pocket Sailing Instructor Podcast PFDs, life jackets & tethers… what you need to know! This week we are talking about safety (no surprise there!), but more specifically Personal Floatation Devices, Life Jackets and Tethers! What are they? What are the differences? Which one should you purchase? Where do you purchase them? When do you replace them? So many questions! Listen to this episode: Episode #042: Your Pocket Sailing Instructor Podcast PFDs, life jackets & tethers… what you need to know! Other episodes you may like: EP 3: Safety First! What Safety Gear do you ..read more
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EP 40: Boat Show Season! How to make the most of your boat show visit!
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1y ago
Episode #040: Your Pocket Sailing Instructor Podcast Boat Show Season! How to make the most of your boat show visit! Photo by Lukas on Pexels.com Well it is boat show season! This means freebies, great deals, new products, drool-worthy boats, and so much more! This week I’m providing you with my tips on how to make the most of your visit! Other episodes you may be interested in: EP 14: Sailing Goals – Day Sailing EP 19: Which Sailing Course Do I Take? EP 27: How to be a prepared sailing crew Support me on Patreon! Sign Up for the Podcast! Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Here are my ..read more
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EP 39: Top 10 things I wish I knew before getting my own boat…
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1y ago
Episode #039: Your Pocket Sailing Instructor Podcast Top 10 things I wish I knew before getting my own boat… This week we are talking about boat ownership! My Spindrift was an unexpected “gift” from my grandfather. I was not boat shopping and was not planning to have a large boat out here in Nelson. However, when he decided he wanted to pass the boat along, I could not pass it up! In the end, there are things I wish I had known before getting Spindrift and I may have done a few things differently… Other episodes related to this one: EP 4: Off-Season Training: What can I do during the off-sea ..read more
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