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How Not To Buy A Sailboat

written by Nick March 18, 2020

Welcome to our very first Boat Life podcast!

In this first episode, Nick talks you through the beginning of his sailing story: how he got started, the lessons he learned and his advice for anyone else who may be interested in sailing and wondering how to take the next step.

Hope you enjoy!

Nick & Terysa

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CraigM March 18, 2020 at 3:20 pm


Great to see you release a podcast, if you want to widely publicise/pick up subscribers via iTunes and the independent apps on Android/iOS (like Overcast, Castro, etc) then you need to also publicise the RSS feed of the podcast. Your provider/host seems to hide that for some reason (wants to drive traffic to their site exclusively only I guess), anyway, the RSS feed address for your podcast is https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/939946.rss and you’d be well advised to reference it for wider adoption to all in a platform agnostic way.

Bigger audience is what you deserve after all …


Terysa March 21, 2020 at 8:42 am

Thanks Craig! 😊

Nick March 21, 2020 at 9:28 am

So happy to wake up this morning and see this podcast. You two truly are an inspiration in these crazy times we face together!.
Have been watching your YouTube channel many months now and better than any tv programmes out there. Keep up the fab work guys and look forward to more.
Cheers for now.


Terysa March 21, 2020 at 9:42 am

Thanks so much mate! Much more to come in the way of podcasts and videos to keep you entertained 😊

Jo March 21, 2020 at 9:49 am

Hi Nick and Terysa

Listening to the podcast from Canberra Australia. So much better than TV. Good luck with the new venture and stay safe. Glad you’re both together again.


Matt March 21, 2020 at 10:47 am

Always good to hear from you Nick. Solid advice 👊🏻

Lars March 21, 2020 at 11:28 am

Great podcast, loved it. Probably the first podcast I finished listening to. Length is perfect, waiting for more to come.

Keith Rodger March 21, 2020 at 12:49 pm

Great podcast, looking forward to the next one. Good advice.

Yves Lemoine March 21, 2020 at 12:51 pm

Hi Nick and Terysa, excellent topic and material in this first podcast. I’ve never, yup, never listened to a pod cast until this one. I’ve been a YouTube subscriber for a long time and love your material, personalities, frankness (same thing?), and mix of how-to, DIY, tech, videography, sailing and destination/culture content. On reflection I think it’s the mix and personal delivery that makes your channel one of my favourites.

If I can be so bold and make a suggestion on the delivery of your first podcast, at least from my perspective. I would personally prefer to listen to a somewhat less scripted delivery and a little more of your personality coming through. I realize you’ve got to stay on topic, but it’s also ok to go off script a little to add to the entertainment and deliver what Terysa and you do so well on YouTube. An interview style might be a great way to do that, or a q&a with a patron, subscriber or well known sailor as a couple of options. Hope this help with your creative development. I look forward to listening to your next podcasts and following along here as well.

Merci, et à la prochaine…

TheNellster March 21, 2020 at 1:08 pm

Subscribed! Thanks to CraigM for the https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/939946.rss link

Mats Li....... March 21, 2020 at 1:41 pm

I am already waiting for then next issue to listen to.

Keith March 21, 2020 at 4:52 pm

Howdy ,
Absolutely love your YouTube channel. Equally impressed with the podcast.
Had the first heart attack and have decided to put the Glock away and relocate from South Africa. Have found a suitable property in La Zagaleta Spain. If one makes use of the full service offered. it is very much a lock up and go. Now contemplating a water toy. Motor boat, small yacht or Cat. That at first could be used for a few days a week to go up and down the coast and to Morocco. Really enjoyed your feedback on the Cats. What about a Elling E6? Or would you think a used Rivarama 44 would be a better option? Many thanks again for your wonderful YouTube videos. Keith

Bill March 24, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Sweet. Great advice. Prospective sailors are well advised to listen to you and Terysa. Well done podcast. Looking forward to more in the future and how you structure them with information for novice to experienced sailors.

Zeke Changuris March 24, 2020 at 10:04 pm

I think you gave some very sound advice. You’ve got to want it. You got to put in the time. You got to want to learn and keep learning. I’ve been looking for the right boat for years. I then found her. I was heartbroken when the deal fell through. I’ve been looking for a boat like her ever since. Yet, it hasn’t kept me from sailing. I find time and money to go on charters, help family, (of which I’m part owner of that boat but never get to use, its complicated.) I even when landlocked am always learning more and more about sailing and love it. I hope to see you out on the brine one day. I love your youtube and the podcast sounds great. I can’t wait to see what other tidbits you and Terysa have to offer.

Rob Barnes March 26, 2020 at 2:15 am

Could not agree more. My girlfriend and I met at the local sailing club 10 years ago. She was crew on a race boat and I had my own little boat. I knew very little and she convinced me to crew on a boat as well for racing. Before racing I would only go out in light winds or perfect weather. The regular Tuesday and Thursday evening racing series happened in ANY weather except for maybe thunderstorms. It is amazing how fast you get comfortable sailing in bad weather once you have survived a few storms! And it was all free.

Steve Hubbard March 27, 2020 at 6:08 am

Well done Nick excellent first go, can’t wait for the next one. You can’t have enough podcasts out there during lockdown and curfew.


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