Episode 141 Engine Maintenance Sailing in the Mediterranean and Beyond

June 13, 2017
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Want to go sailing with me this summer? In this episode I talk crew opening positions for the summer of 2017 and engine oil change tips. Also I go over a reader’s letter. I will be installing a Furlex roller on my staysail this summer I found this great video on the installation process! Please […]

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Episode 140 Neil Fletcher SoCal 300 Race Sailing in the Mediterranean and Beyond

June 5, 2017
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Neil Fletcher Reports on the So Cal 300 My good friend Neil Fletcher just completed the Southern California 300 mile yacht race (the SoCal 300). Neil took it upon himself to record this story for us. It’s a great story Neil told me that in the process of creating this audio story he enjoyed learning […]

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Sailing Flotilla Charter Review

June 1, 2017

I just received this email from a listener and for those of you that are looking for flotilla charter information you might want to take a look at TJ’s link below: Hi Franz, I’m a long-time listener to your podcast. Yours was the first sailing podcast to which I subscribed and it remains an informative […]

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2017 Summer Sail Crew Positions

May 31, 2017

I may have some openings for guest crew positions this summer in my sail from Turkey to Croatia. July 15-September 15 If you are interested in learning more, write me a short note and tell me about yourself. Please use the contact form. Go sailing! Franz

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Episode 139 David Baird Interview Sailing in the Mediterranean and Beyond

May 23, 2017
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In this episode I talk with David Baird David just bought a boat in Palma Mallorca and sailed it to Corfu by way or Tunisia. He tells a great story! Here is a YouTube video of his boat before he purchased it! Please Consider supporting the podcast in Patreon Want me to go sailing with […]

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Episode 138 Sailboat Fuel Systems and Bill Wiebe interview Sailing in the Mediterranean and Beyond

April 29, 2017
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In this episode I talk about Diesel Engine Fuel Systems. Also I include an interview with my adventurous friend Bill Wiebe. Here is a link to Racor Fuel/water filters. http://ph.parker.com/us/17583/en/marine-filtration-rcr Please Consider supporting the podcast in Patreon Want me to go sailing with you? Then contact me! If you have ideas for future podcasts or […]

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Episode 137 Rory McDougal Pt 7 Sailing in the Mediterranean

April 16, 2017
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In this final episode with Rory Rory talks about completing is circumnavigation. This is from Rory’s website http://www.roryandcookie.com/about.html “In 1989 Rory McDougall had a dream. Inspired by Laurent Bourgnon who crossed the Atlantic in a Hobie 18 catamaran, Rory had the burning passion to sail around the world on the smallest catamaran and multihulled sailboat. […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 136 Listener Questions

April 8, 2017
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This week I answer some questions that came in from a British listener about: Past Episodes Boat drinking water Tender/dinghy security Here are links to the products that I use and recommend Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter Sawyer Products SP128 Mini Water Filtration System Please Consider supporting the podcast on Patreon Want me to go sailing […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 135 Luis Martins on Fiberglass Vacuum Bagging

April 1, 2017
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This is the fifth episode on laminate working and this one is on tools and techniques for vacuum bagging of composite reinforced laminate’s with Louis Martins a long time listener and boat builder located in Lisbon Portugal. If you buy or build a boat you’re going to need to learn these techniques and while it’s […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 134 Matt Grant of Sailrite

March 25, 2017
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This week I talk to Matt Grant VP of Sailrite.  Sailrite is a sponsor of this podcast and a company I fully endorse personally.  Check out their website http://sailrite.com   Please Consider supporting the podcast on Patreon Want me to go sailing with you? Then contact me! If you have ideas for future podcasts or […]

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