TSR 017 Cruising St. Petersburg, Florida & Selecting a Modern Anchor Design

03.18.2016 - By The Sailing Rode

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In this episode, we talk about cruising the St. Petersburg Beach, Florida area.   We also talk about the Everglades Challenge small sailboat and paddle adventure race and we cover our decision to buy a modern design anchor.
Intro News

We spent the weekend Truck Tenting at Daytona Bike Week motorcycle rally.  See our Truck Tentin' video here.
We visited with boating friends while at bike week, staying on their boat at a great Loggerhead marina nearby, and ate a great dinner at Caribbean Jack's restaurant next the the marina.
We released the first video from trip to the Miami Boat Show,  two more videos coming out soon.
We bought a new anchor!  Check out Mantus Anchors, they set quick!
New boat cover,  we bought the 24'-26' but it is a few inches short so you may want to go up to the next size depending on your boat.

Cruising St. Petersburg, FL

We anchored near Ft. Desoto Park, they have a great campground where you can pull your boat up near your site.
We visited the start of the Everglades Challenge adventure sailing race.  A 300 mile race to Key Largo in small boats.  Video of Everglades Challenge race start.

After the start of the race we sailed out Bunces Pass and went south the Anna Maria Island where we anchored off the beach and had lunch at the Sandbar restaurant.  They have an amazing Soft Shelled Crab BLT sandwich.

Sunday was very windy and rough seas in the Gulf so we sailed around Bunces pass and posted our first Facebook Live Video.   Make sure to like our page to get updates on our next live video, we hope to actually be sailing next time, this one was just a test.

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