We talk to our friends on SV Badfish who installed synthetic rigging on their Babba 40 and have sailed with it for 4 years, throughout the Caribbean. Eric now works as a rigger in Maine and he talks all about synthetic rigging and when to use it.
With borders closed and entry fees rising, sailors are thinking more about sailing close to home. We talk about our favorite places to sail on the coast, here at home. We've sailed Washington, Oregon and California on the West coast and then Florida to New Jersey on the East coast so we tell you all the must-see spots!
Spencer has completed his Wharram 14 foot plywood sailboat build and we talk about the final cost and all the things he learned during the build. We talk about our first sail on the boat in Maui, Hawaii and if we think you should build your own boat!
This week we give you 4 spooky sailing stories and you get to guess which one is fake. We also talk about the time Breena saw a ghost ship off the coast of the Bahamas and Spencer relives a harrowing event when he almost drifted off to sea in the dinghy. Strap in! It's a Spoooo-oo-oo-ky one!!!
This week Spencer finds 11 ads for sailboats on the market and we go through them with you. We talk about how to judge photos, assess equipment lists, and how to filter through ads to find the boat of your dreams. We set our budget at $50,000. Follow along by going to our blog post where we link all the ads for you to follow along! https://www.thelitzenbergers.com/post/how-to-judge-a-sailboat-ad-follow-along-with-10-23-podcast
Spencer and I have the honor of interviewing Lin Pardey the legend that built 2 boats with her husband Larry and sailed around the world both backwards and forwards. She tells us what she is up to now and all about her life as a cruiser. She's the most humble badass we've ever had the pleasure of interviewing! We hope you enjoy her quick wit and inclusive outlook on sailing as much as we did.
With border closures and all sorts of other information flying around sailing facebook pages and forums, it's hard to know what and who to trust. We talk about our own experience trying to find the truth and we even find ourselves guilty of spreading some misinformation of our own.
This week we talk about the core skills you need in order to build your own wood boat. Spencer has been building his Wharram 14 foot catamaran for the past 7 weeks and is almost done! He talks about stitch and glueing, laminating, filleting and fiberglassing. If you're thinking about building a boat you absolutely need to listen!
In keeping with last week's theme, we talk about our failures in the business world. It's a tough to find a way to make money and fulfill your dreams of sailing around the world. We talk about all the things we've tried to do in order to keep on sailing. A lot of them haven't worked out and yet we still keep trying. We just love sailing and cruising THAT much!
This week we walk you through 10 years of sailing failures, but don't worry it isn't depressing! More of a fun look back on things we should have known and how we've learned from them, or in some cases, have not learned from them.