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"What could possibly go wrong?" Host Bradford Rogers learns some things NOT to do—and the occasional life lesson—while sailing the Gulf Coast of Florida and meeting salty characters. "Screwing up is part of cruising. Let me show you how!"

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    • 4.9 • 131 Ratings

"What could possibly go wrong?" Host Bradford Rogers learns some things NOT to do—and the occasional life lesson—while sailing the Gulf Coast of Florida and meeting salty characters. "Screwing up is part of cruising. Let me show you how!"

    Southbound, Headed North

    Southbound, Headed North

    In this episode, we finally get the boat out of the marina, have a bizarre interaction at a drawbridge, worry about a loose alternator belt, wonder if there's any oil in the engine...and maybe go aground in the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW). 
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    You can find a number of easy ways to help spread the word—many of them 100% free—at HowNotToSail.com/help
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    Get The Book
    Want to enjoy your boat, visit awesome destinations, and skip the stress? Then be sure NOT to use any of the "handy tips" mentioned here.
    Author, sailor, and host of the How Not To Sail Podcast Bradford Rogers shares with you some of his easily-won but hard to forget advice with equal measures of wide-eyed befuddlement and extra-dry humor. (Shaken AND stirred.)
    Buy How Not To Sail at HowNotToSail.com/book
    Music  
    What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor? (Traditional) - performed by Bradford Rogers and Peter Suarez
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    • 16 min
    Who needs an engine?

    Who needs an engine?

    In this episode I prepare to go on a cruise down the coast...but a new wrinkle threatens not only the cruise, but also the future of the boat. Show notes: https://hownottosail.com/57
    Patreon
    Yes, you can join the Patreon crew and help keep How Not To Sail afloat (plus get way cool perks) for as little as $3 a month.
    Help Spread The Word!
    Looking for a way to help spread the gospel of How Not To Sail? (First of all, THANK YOU!)
    You can find a number of easy ways to help spread the word—many of them 100% free—at HowNotToSail.com/help
    How Not To Sail Email Newsletter
    Join the How Not To Sail email list and get the almost-sorta-biweekly newsletter at HowNotToSail.com/email
    Get The Book
    Want to enjoy your boat, visit awesome destinations, and skip the stress? Then be sure NOT to use any of the "handy tips" mentioned here.
    Author, sailor, and host of the How Not To Sail Podcast Bradford Rogers shares with you some of his easily-won but hard to forget advice with equal measures of wide-eyed befuddlement and extra-dry humor. (Shaken AND stirred.)
    Buy How Not To Sail at HowNotToSail.com/book
    Music  
    What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor? (Traditional) - performed by Bradford Rogers and Peter Suarez
     ⚓️
     
     

    • 15 min
    A Sh*tty Situation

    A Sh*tty Situation

    Wherein I finally get back to the boat...and discover some "wrinkles."
    Get The Book
    Want to enjoy your boat, visit awesome destinations, and skip the stress? Then be sure NOT to use any of the "handy tips" mentioned here.
    Author, sailor, and host of the How Not To Sail Podcast Bradford Rogers shares with you some of his easily-won but hard to forget advice with equal measures of wide-eyed befuddlement and extra-dry humor. (Shaken AND stirred.)
    Buy How Not To Sail at HowNotToSail.com/book
    How Not To Sail Email Newsletter
    Join the How Not To Sail email list and get the almost-sorta-biweekly newsletter at HowNotToSail.com/email
    Patreon
    Yes, you can join the Patreon crew and help keep How Not To Sail afloat (plus get way cool perks) for as little as $3 a month.
    Help Spread The Word!
    I’d love it if you could please share How Not To Sail with your Twitter followers. Click here to post a tweet!
    If you dug this episode, head over to Podchaser and kindly leave a review and follow the show!
    ...or as always, just tell a friend! Thanks!!!

    Music  
    What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor? (Traditional) - performed by Bradford Rogers and Peter Suarez
    ⚓️
     

    • 13 min
    The Bulkhead (Is she alive, Doctor?)

    The Bulkhead (Is she alive, Doctor?)

    I found someone to make the insurance-mandated repairs in the slip. But did it work out?
    Get The Book
    Want to enjoy your boat, visit awesome destinations, and skip the stress? Then be sure NOT to use any of the "handy tips" mentioned here.
    Author, sailor, and host of the How Not To Sail Podcast Bradford Rogers shares with you some of his easily-won but hard to forget advice with equal measures of wide-eyed befuddlement and extra-dry humor. (Shaken AND stirred.)
    Buy How Not To Sail at HowNotToSail.com/book
    How Not To Sail Email Newsletter
    Join the How Not To Sail email list and get the almost-sorta-biweekly newsletter at HowNotToSail.com/email
    Patreon
    Yes, you can join the Patreon crew and help keep How Not To Sail afloat (plus get way cool perks) for as little as $3 a month.
    Help Spread The Word!
    I’d love it if you could please share How Not To Sail with your Twitter followers. Click here to post a tweet!
    If you dug this episode, head over to Podchaser and kindly leave a review and follow the show!
    ...or as always, just tell a friend! Thanks!!!

    Music  
    What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor? (Traditional) - performed by Bradford Rogers and Peter Suarez
    ⚓️
     

    • 14 min
    Boat Survey Fail

    Boat Survey Fail

    Big fun (can you hear the sarcasm?) with a required 10-year survey. Who knew there were so many things wrong with my boat?
    Wanna help spread the gospel of How Not To Sail? Here's a link with a few suggestions, most of which cost nothing. Zero. Zilch. Nada. 
    Music  
    What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor? (Traditional) - performed by Bradford Rogers and Peter Suarez
    ⚓️
     

    • 11 min
    Listener Questions and Giveaway

    Listener Questions and Giveaway

    Did I mention there’s a giveaway?
    Show Notes: HowNotToSail.com/53

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

just jon ,

Too Far Between

Only problem is that there’s too much time between. Can’t wait months between shows to roll on the floor while learning what not to do.

casey0216 ,

Laughing, crying & enjoying every episode

I have been binging this show and I absolutely love it. I even bought the book! I just purchased a catamaran sailboat and will be a liveaboard with my husband and dog. My husband loves to watch the sailing channels out there to learn but I find them too serious and too much about perfection or drama. But this, this is the exactly what I’ve been looking for!! A show that reminds us to just go with the flow and laugh at ourselves when we make stupid sailing mistakes… because I’m about to make a ton! I feel better knowing we won’t be the only ones. Thank you for an amazing show and for bringing the humor back!

superprinzessin ,

currently living thru ur stories

i’ve been listening to this nonstop at work. I feel like I’m right there with you and also now feeling weirdly motivated to learn how to sail…. It’s almost winter in Michigan but next summer I’ll be out on the lakes

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