TSR 019 Buying a New Catamaran with Out Chasing Stars - Part 2

03.30.2016 - By The Sailing Rode

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In this episode, we feature part two of our interview with Amy and David Alton from the Out Chasing Stars blog about equipping their new Foutaine Pajot Helia 44 Catamaran and boat and health insurance while cruising.
Intro News

We talk about our spring boat cleaning.  Lots of polishing and waxing.  See a couple of our favorite products below.
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We plan to release the final Miami Boat Show video this week, check out our YouTube channel.
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Meet up with us the weekend of April 1st (Brandy's Bday weekend!) at Captain Hirams in Sebastian, FL (map) 
We will also be at the Tortuga Music Festival April 15-17 at Ft. Lauderdale Beach.   We will also be meeting with friends at the Bahia Mar Marina across the street from the festival

Interview - Part 2 with Out Chasing Stars

Their boat, Starry Horizons, a Fountaine Pajot Helia 44
Check out their blog, Out Chasing Stars and their YouTube channel to follow their cruising adventures.   They just transited the Panama Canal and made a passage to the Galapagos.

Sailing News

UK Reseach Ship Naming Contest, "Boaty McBoatface" leading favorite
Students Track Model Sailboat Across the Atlantic  track the boats online here
Ex-Google CEO Pays $4.75 for Boat Slip
Cool Video of Global Ship Traffic via Satellite and AIS

Product of the Week
Our favorite marine polish and wax:
Meguiar's M4965 Marine/RV Fiberglass Restoration System
 
Woody Wax is great for treating your decks and non-skid to repel dirt.
Book Review:  Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Started Sailing by John Vigor
This book is loaded with great sailing, cruising, and boat maintenance tips  
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