Contrary to common belief, the degree of difficulty in docking does not necessarily increase with the size of the boat. In reality, handling a larger boat in close quarters is no more difficult than handling a smaller one. It's all about strategy and overcoming two particular challenges. In this episode, boat-handling expert Bob Arrington reveals his keys to stress-free docking, regardless of the size of your boat.
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From Landlubbers to Liveaboards
33:16Seventeen years ago, our guest Pat Schulte, and his wife, sold the farm to circumnavigate the globe—an unlikely chapter in their lives, considering Pat and his wife both grew up as landlocked Midwesterners, without a single boater in either family. They’ve been liveaboards ever since. In this episode, Pat shares his amazing story of jumping from landlubber to liveaboard, offering sage advice to anyone considering following in his footsteps.
Top 10 Components of the "Perfect" Great Loop Boat
14:03In this episode, veteran cruiser Chris Caswell identifies the essential components you should be considering when shopping for the "perfect" Great Loop boat.
Docking Made Easy: Strategy, Tools & Techniques
14:58Contrary to common belief, the degree of difficulty in docking does not necessarily increase with the size of the boat. In reality, handling a larger boat in close quarters is no more difficult than handling a smaller one. It's all about strategy and overcoming two particular challenges. In this episode, boat-handling expert Bob Arrington reveals his keys to stress-free docking, regardless of the size of your boat.
Liveaboard Reality: Rising Stars of the Small Screen
20:39Welcome to the YouTube Liveaboard Revolution, where tech-savvy cruisers are using social media to reach hundreds of thousands of followers, foregoing their own privacy to educate and inspire the next generation of trawler nuts. Join us behind the scenes of these trawler YouTubers, as we explore why they do it, how they do it, and what’s in it for them.
Trawler Transactions: Buying & Selling Tips from the Pros
30:16Over the last decade, we’ve been witness to a variable brokerage market fluctuating between buyers and sellers. Today, many brokerage experts see the market for trawlers and long-range cruising boats shifting once again. So how can you as a buyer or seller gain an advantage? In this episode, industry experts Jeff Merrill (JMYS) and Kevin Althoff (Burr Yacht Sales) reveal how you can become more "sales" savvy and set yourself up for success when it comes to any trawler transaction.
Trawler Life (Part 2) w/Bruce & Dorsey Beard
27:16What is it like to spend extended time aboard a trawler? What do you eat, where do you go, how are the decisions made? Who maintains the boat? Who navigates? And what are some of the responsibilities, jobs and tasks associated with living aboard and cruising? In this episode, we unpack it all from the cozy confines of the American Tug 395 trawler "Esmeralde," where Bruce and Dorsey Beard have been entertaining and inspiring trawler enthusiasts worldwide through their popular Facebook group "Trawler Life."
Trawler Life (Part 1)
26:19The trawler. It’s more than a boat. It’s a lifestyle adopted by the adventurous-at-heart who enjoy long-term cruising. From Great Loopers and coastal cruisers to bonafide ocean crossers, the trawler is the vehicle that binds us, where the galley is of equal importance to the engine room, and horsepower is as essential to us as the salty air we breathe. In this episode, recorded on location at TrawlerFest, we sit down with long-time cruisers Rudy and Jill Sechez, and Capts. Chris and Alyse Caldwell, for a deep dive into what the trawler life is all about. (Music: https://www.purple-planet.com)
Family Ties: Long-Range Cruising with Kids
29:38Meet Brooke and Braden Palmer, who, along with their daughter Rooney (7), son Penn (5), and the two family dogs, have been living aboard their Nordhavn 55 Mermaid Monster for a couple of years now. Like many liveaboards, they bought the boat, liquidated most of their land-based life, and then embarked on the adventure of a lifetime. Join us as we dive into the triumphs and challenges of living aboard and long-range cruising with kids. (Music: https://www.purple-planet.com)
Talkin' Great Loop with Kim Russo
20:52Fascinated with the Great Loop and wondering how you can make it happen? AGLCA Executive Director Kim Russo joins us to help answer some questions about the Great Loop for those who might be considering the journey—plus tips and local knowledge to prepare you for the great American waterway adventure and inspire you to get out there and make the dream a reality. Sponsored by Ranger Tugs (Music: https://www.purple-planet.com)
Eyes On The Skies with Chris Parker
27:44Weather expert Chris Parker touches on some key facts about marine weather you should know but probably don’t, the best weather apps and how to use them, and man’s entanglement with hurricanes at sea. Sponsored by Outer Reef Yachts. (Music: https://www.purple-planet.com)