The Sailing Rode
About This Show
The Sailing Rode is about sailboat cruising and travel. We share our lessons learned as we grow our sailing experience from local trailer sailors to global offshore sailors. We discuss our sailing travel adventures and feature marine and general products we use on our boat.
Most Recent Episode
TSR030 United States Sailboat Show at Annapolis
Dec 8 16
In this episode, we feature our trip to the US Sailboat Show in Annapolis, MD. We have some more adventure sailing news and our products of the week will help you keep your boat fresh and mold free. Intro Chat We are back after an extended break from doing the podcast. We have been very busy with work, travel and a couple big life events. After we got back from the Annapolis show, we decided to fit in a week long sailing trip in the Florida Keys before year end. We had a blast and we will feature that trip on a future show. I was able to fix our broken throttle cable on our MacGregor 26M with a 50hp Honda engine. It was not too difficult, the trickiest part was getting the throttle control out and back in the pedestal as it was a very tight fit. Here is the cable I bought that has a 4" minimum bend radius to help avoid the wear that happened to the old cable from raising the engine all the way up. I bought a 12ft cable, but it ended up being a little long and I think 11ft would have worked a little better. We also decided recently to buy a new house! We found a place with a half acre lot so that we can keep our boat at the house instead of a local storage lot. We will move in late December. Steve also decided he was not busy enough so he started to build his first boat. It will hopefully be a Storer Quick Canoe that he hopes to turn into a sailing canoe and possibly a sailing trimaran. Check out these great sailing documentaries we watched recently, both are free to watch. The first is Chasing Bubbles about a young sailor Alex Rust and his circumnavigation. If you watch it, please give some support to his charity, it is great karma to support something that gives you enjoyment for free. The second documentary is about App Applegate and his building of an 80 foot sailboat in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. The password is on the screen, FreeRoam. Both are great. We imagine that most sailors in the northern climates have put their boats in storage for the winter so we will do