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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!"

    A New Way To Sail

    A New Way To Sail

    Wherein we discover our prop has fallen off, search for said propeller, and discover a fun new method of travel upon the water. Show Notes at https://hownottosail.com/60
     
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    Help Spread The Word!
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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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    • 19 min
    Not The Droid You're Looking For (Announcement)

    Not The Droid You're Looking For (Announcement)

    An announcement.

    • 1 min
    Sarasota to Bradenton

    Sarasota to Bradenton

    Wherein I have another senior moment about how long it takes to get somewhere in a sailboat; learn a How Not To Sail 101 lesson about using my eyes; and I may or may not have bumped into the dock in Bradenton. With good reason. With me are “The Admiral” and Jay Elmore, who provides the color commentary.
    See the Show Notes at HowNotToSail.com/59 ...we got photos from this episode, a craptastic map, and more!
    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
     ⚓️
     
     

    • 21 min
    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).
    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
    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
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    • 13 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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