TSR 015 The Retirement Project - How Not to Buy a Cruising Boat - Part 2

01.29.2016 - By The Sailing Rode

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In this episode, we feature part two of our interview with Deb and TJ Akey from The Retirement Project blog where we discuss the difficult process they went through of buying and refitting their cruising boat which they detailed in their book, How Not to Buy a Cruising Boat.
Intro Chat Notes

Things to do over the winter months to improve your sailing

SailX video game
Videos – SV Delos, Sailing la Vagabond, Monday Never, Distant Shores ,  Amazon Prime Sailing videos & our link to sign up for Amazon Prime

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Animated Knots, Splicing instruction
Learn boat maintenance with great repair books
Learn canvas and sail repair at Sailrite
Learn a foreign language on the free Duolingo app
Listen to audio ASA sailing lessons

Meet up with us at the Miami Strictly Sail Boat Show – February 14th and 15th
We visited the Tampa RV Supershow – check out the Camping World store to see all the items that could be used while boating.

Listen to the RV Family Travel Atlas podcast for great information on recreation vehicles and camping, you will be amazed at the great tips you get that apply to boating.

Brandy’s Sailing Book Report

Love with a Chance of Drowning by Torre DeRoche

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Check out Deb and TJ’s cruising blog, The Retirement Project, it is packed with great cruising tips, recipes, TJ’s work room conversion, their “Beer Box project”, and how to make the perfect cheeseburger in paradise!

Pick up a copy of their book, How Not to Buy a Cruising Boat, it has great information on how to avoid a lot of the common mistakes when buying a boat.
Our Patreon supports receive a bonus section of the interview where Deb and TJ review equipment they thought they needed but really did not need when they were starting to cruising and equipment they wished they had from the start.  They also talk about their favorite items they use while cruising.  Click here to learn how to become a patron of the podcast.
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