39: BLIND SAILOR? (Far from it)
Speaking by cell phone from the Island of Culebra, John Patterson tells of his life-long quest of seafaring, but he begins by designing and building his own boats.
Starting with childhood experiences on the water, John shares many nuggets of wisdom and attitude that have allowed him to accumulate the skills and Judgement needed to actually live, full time for the last 16 years and despite a daunting disability, the sailor's life.
THE 300-NUT CANOE (And Other Considerations)
This Caper takes us to a salvaged 57-foot catamaran, upside down and abandoned in the Caribbean last November, but recently discovered adrift off North Carolina, still habitable and salvageable. This is then compared to a small aluminum skiff drifting for months with crew aboard who are “returned “from the dead.”
Also, issues of demographic centralization and global sea level rise, are related to good times and bad luck. Tell us what you think.
Small Boat Fun in Cedar Key
In this capercast Jim shares about his trip to the yearly small boat gathering in Cedar Key, Florida. He tells a couple great stories, along with some details about interesting developments in the boating marketplace.
He begins, however, with a fascinating report about a sailor who has (supposedly) crossed the Tasman Sea in a 17-foot Windrider trimaran. (Can anyone help Jim confirm this)?
Listen in on the fun and information exchange that happens at boat gatherings such as this. And also get inspired to be a part of it, if you're not already!
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