VOICES FROM THE PAST, PART ONE
By mining old video footage for its sound tracks, Jim brings us the actual voices of the several seafaring pioneers whose stories he has told in previous Capercasts.
In this first cession of a two-part series, he includes the voices of Woody Brown, Arthur Piver and James Wharram with his mate Hanneke Boon. She explains the logic of the polygamoust relationship James maintained, at considerable cost, with up to five women at once, all equal partners in their catamaran design enterprise enterprise.
GRABBING THE BOTTOM
Three more anchoring episodes illustrate the tenuousness of Grabbing The Bottom, with some conclusions about the weight of ground tackle and the crew’s the ability to retrieve the anchor.
Jim asks for feedback as to how much “how-to” information, relative to straight storytelling, listeners may want.
HIJACKED AND SHIPWRECKED
There are two contrasting anchoring predicaments here: Jim's boat and his family crew are hijacked by a "sea monster" and towed out to sea.
How they get free. Then, a different vessel is embayed and destroyed, its crew stranded on a desert island. How they sail again.
THE DINGHY THAT TRIED TO CLIMB THE MAST
In this anchoring fiasco, Jim tells of how even an experienced sailor can get so screwed up so fast in a boat ... even if he designed and built the boat himself and has sailed it for forty years.
This begins a three-part series on anchoring in which some sessions do not have a happy ending, but some conclusions are drawn.