TSR 018 Buying a New Catamaran with Out Chasing Stars - Part 1

03.23.2016 - By The Sailing Rode

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In this episode, we feature part one of our interview with Amy and David Alton from the Out Chasing Stars blog about their decision to go cruising and the purchase of a new Foutaine Pajot Helia 44 Catamaran.
Intro News

We released new YouTube videos!  Miami Strictly Sail Show Part 2, Hunter 50 Boat Tour, Mantus Anchors Product Overview
Check out some of Mantus other products:  Dinghy Anchor, Universal Deck Key, LED Light
Show Notes on Iphone - reminder that you can easily access all of the links in the show notes by hitting the three dots next to the show name in the iphone podcast application, then pick Full Show Description.  This allows you to look at non-audio links while listening to the show!
Florida Anchoring Ban -  Keep up with all the news on the Florida anchoring ban legislation at the Seven Seas Cruising Association.   Beware, this could create a precedent that could spread to other cruising areas.
Cruising Outpost Magazine is providing a one year subscription for us to give away to one of out listeners.  To enter, just subscribe to one or all of our social media sites, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.   We will pick a subscriber on April 8th.
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 1 with Out Chasing Stars

Their boat, Starry Horizons, a Fountaine Pajot Helia 44
Cool video of their boat being trucked from the factory in France to the coast

Sailing News

SailX Virtual Sailing World Championship
Hell on the High Seas reality TV show for charity
Hugo Boss kite surfing stunt of the top of the mast of a IMOCA 60, also has links at bottom of article to keel walk and mast walk stunts
Man swims seven hours to safety after being knocked off sailboat

Product of the Week
Cape Hatteras Chafe Guards - approx. $17 on Amazon
We use these to keep our anchor rode from chafing, they work great!
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