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Interviews with offshore sailors and those in the industry sharing exciting stories and useful information so we can better enjoy and better prepare for our own adventures.

Offshore Sailing and Cruising with Paul Trammell Paul Trammell

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    • 4.8 • 101 Ratings

Interviews with offshore sailors and those in the industry sharing exciting stories and useful information so we can better enjoy and better prepare for our own adventures.

    Jack Patton, Sailing an Electric Boat, Powerflow Marine

    Jack Patton, Sailing an Electric Boat, Powerflow Marine

    Jack Patton sails an electric Passport 42, and was sailing to Hawaii when we spoke. He is also the owner of Poerflow Marine, which makes electric-motor systems for sailboats.
    We talk about sailing an electric boat, the conversion from diesel, the cost comparison between repowering with diesel vs electric, cooling systems, regeneration, the Ecostar propeller, easy and difficult boats to convert, and more.
    We also talk about cruising the Sea of Cortez, the Tuamotu Islands and French Polynesia, and Vancouver Island.
    Podcast shownotes are here https://www.paultrammell.com/podcast-season-7 
    Support through Patreon here patreon.com/paultrammell

    • 53 min
    Cruising an IMOCA 66, Sailing NV

    Cruising an IMOCA 66, Sailing NV

    Timo and Jo bought NV, a 66' IMOCA ex-Vendee Globe sailboat and converted her into a family cruiser, without sacrificing performance. The draft is still 4.5m and the mast 100'.
    NV was originally designed, built & raced by famous Hungarian sailor Nándor Fa. He competed in her in the 1992 Vendée Globe finishing 5th, becoming the first non-frenchman to finish.
    When I spoke with Timo and Jo, they were in Lombok, Indonesia, preparing to go see the dragons on Komodo Island.
    We also talk about moving from a Young Sun 35 to the IMOCA racer, modifications to the boat to make it a family cruiser, maintaining the boat's weight, why we love sailing, and lots more. 
    Support the show with Patreon patreon.com/paultrammell
    Shownotes are here https://www.paultrammell.com/podcast-season-7

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Skip Novak, High-Latitude Expedition Sailing and Expedition Sailboats

    Skip Novak, High-Latitude Expedition Sailing and Expedition Sailboats

    Skip Novak is a lifetime offshore sailor, veteran of four Whitbread Round the World and other races, and owner of Pelagic Expeditions. He recently published the boat "On Sailing."
    We talk about the book, learning to sail, Kirsten Neuschafer, combining sailing and climbing, design aspects of proper bluewater cruising boats, deck layout on Skip's boats, rigging for heavy weather, heaving-to, drogues and sea anchors, rudders and keels, unnecessary features often found on modern sailboats, older boats, simplicity, communication, managing Starlink, safety, below-deck features of a bluewater boat, catamarans, favorite wildlife, sailing amongst ice, favorite moments, and more.
    Shownotes are at https://www.paultrammell.com/podcast-season-6
    Support the show through Patreon here patreon.com/paultrammell

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Living Aboard and Sailing a Proper Electric Sailboat with SV Vagari

    Living Aboard and Sailing a Proper Electric Sailboat with SV Vagari

    Keith and Becca bought a Pearson 424 that needed a refit, and when the time came to repower, they found an inexpensive electric motor and made a quick decision to build an electri-motor system. They eventually sailed off from Texas to the Caribbean, worked their way upwind to the Windward Islands, then to the Azores, where they were when I talked to them. They've been sailing and living aboard for six years, and have a wealth of knowledge and experience with their electric-motor system.
    We get into all the details about their system, but we also talk about the Azores, free and silent motor assist sailing, having unlimited power, refitting their Pearson 424, sailing upwind through the Caribbean, losing the prop shaft coupler, cavitation caused by seaweed on the prop strut, micro-route-planning offshore with Starlink, unexpected issues, their 48-volt system, life at anchor with 2500 watts of solar and a large lithium battery bank, comparing the electric motor to a diesel motor, comparing costs of repowering with a diesel motor vs electric, how to make the decision to go electric or diesel, batteries, and more.
    Shownotes are at https://www.paultrammell.com/podcast-season-6
    Support through Patreon here patreon.com/paultrammell

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Tanguy de Lamotte, Vita Power, and Electric Boats

    Tanguy de Lamotte, Vita Power, and Electric Boats

    Tanguy de Lamotte is a French sailor and naval architect, and veteran of many offshore races, including the two Vendeé Globes and several Transats. He is also part of Vita Power, a company that makes electric boats. We talk about electric boats and their environmental advantages, the Vita Power boats, sailing IMOCA boats, foiling, cruising, and more.
    Shownotes are at https://www.paultrammell.com/podcast-season-6
    Support through Patreon here patreon.com/paultrammell

    • 46 min
    Simon Curwen, Ocean Globe Race aboard Translated 9

    Simon Curwen, Ocean Globe Race aboard Translated 9

    Simon Curwen recently skippered Translated 9, a Swan 65, in the Ocean Globe Race, which was a re-creation of the 1973 Whitbread Round the World Race. The race consisted of 4 legs, from the UK to Cape Town, South Africa; to Aukland, New Zealand; to Punta del Este, Uruguay; and back to the UK. 
    Simon started as the navigator aboard Translated 9, and was the skipper for the last two legs. They had a great first two legs, but suffered hull damage in the third. 
    We talk about the boat, sailing a ketch, different sailplans, the difference between sailing solo and with crew, hank-on sails, foul-weather gear, preventers, adjustable backstays, using a jockey pole, highlights of the four legs, Marie Tabarly getting bit by a seal, a crack in the mast, surfing, running aground, taking on the role of skipper, rounding Cape Horn, a broach and knockdown resulting in a crack in the hull, the Falkland Islands, and Simon's new boat - an X 412.
    Shownotes are at https://www.paultrammell.com/podcast-season-6
    Support the podcast with Patreon at patreon.com/paultrammell

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

passagesfromtheheart ,

Phenomenal Sailing Podcast

Absolutely love this show — part of my weekly routine to listen and I always look forward to every episode! Paul is an amazing host — his interview style allows his guests to settle right on in and share such epic stories! The OSC pod is not only interesting as well as entertaining, it’s incredibly educational; I always come away from each episode feeling like I’ve learned something new -- which, especially as a sailor myself, I always tremendously appreciate! 5/5 stars on this pod from me; I highly recommend it! ~ Chelle, SV Charm, and SV Charisma of passagesfromtheheart

BrimstonesAsylum ,

A truly genuine show

Paul is an amazing host. He not only runs a great interview with free flowing insightful questions, but he is also vulnerable in sharing his own story. It’s refreshing to hear a genuine conversation between two individuals versus a scripted show that lacks authenticity. Great job Paul!

Packgoat ,

Excellent interviewer

Paul Trammell knows how to interview people: excellent questions. He has a huge variety of people on. My favorite podcast.

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