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2 days ago
Please give us a like and subscribe to our channel to follow more of our adventures. Sign up to our newsletter and send in your questions here: https://sailingbritican.com/free-subscription/ In this episode on the Sailing Britican Channel, we answer questions about the following: - Bank accounts, money, mail, and medical care - How to start looking at boats that can be financed - How to pay for big-ticket items - What can we not live without and what did we buy that we wished we hadn’t - How much does it cost to live on and operate Britican on a monthly basis - What do you do to earn money aside from chartering - Do you pay income tax - Do you have to pay tax in the state or country you’re in if living on a boat In our next episode we'll cover: - What’s the deal with insurance and hurricane cover? - Do you need a license for your dinghy? - What permits or licenses do you need to have to operate a boat? - What’s the deal with electricity? 110 versus 220 and 50 versus 60 hertz - How hard is it to transition from a business or professional life to that of a boat life? - Propane tanks, pump outs, internet access, antifoal paint, and carbon footprint +++++++++++++++ Resources +++++++++++++++ Visit our Sailing Britican sailing guides/books shop here. All guides are digital. Some hard copy versions are found in our Etsy shop and on Amazon: https://sailingbritican.com/shop/ Check out our one-of-a-kind nautical t-shirts and other sailing gifts at our Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SailingBritican?ref=shop_sugg Find out what we recommended as must-have Kit here: https://sailingbritican.com/kit/ +++++++++++++++ Music Credits - All Royalty Free +++++++++++++++ No music +++++++++++++++ Books on Amazon +++++++++++++++ US LINKS - AMAZON - VHF Radio Checklists: http://amzn.to/2zycxnK - Checklists for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2jf68I6 - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2A5uzOr - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2WdtRed UK LINKS - AMAZON - VHF for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hnyteM - Checklist for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hmWrXF - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2hn9QyU - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2JRGvt3 +++++++++++++++ Find us here too! +++++++++++++++ - Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SailingBritican?ty=h - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SailingBritican/?ref=hl - Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105774700156303364122/+Sailingbritican/posts - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=82549277&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile - Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kbrown0149/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailingbritican - Ello: @kimharkolabrown
9 days ago
Please give us a like and subscribe to our channel to follow more of our adventures. Our plan was to hang out in Bequia, an island the makes up part of St Vincent and the Grenadines for a few weeks. But we got restless. Also, we have friends in St Martin that we really wanted to see. After looking at the weather and planning a passage we discovered that we could make it all the way up to St Martin’s within 48 hours. A two day non-stop passage passing 11 countries/islands. Yes, it’s hurricane season and most people are going south but for us, we decided to pop up north for a couple weeks. We are, of course, watching the weather and if anything starts to form, we’ll take a straight shot south. But we’re hoping for nice weather and a slow bimble back down to Grenada by the beginning if July. Come join us on Britican for a week-long sailing adventure in the Caribbean. Enjoy the warm sun, deep blue sea, white tropical sand AND learn what it takes to become a liveaboard sailing cruiser: https://sailingbritican.com/liveaboard-experience +++++++++++++++ Resources +++++++++++++++ Visit our Sailing Britican sailing guides/books shop here. All guides are digital. Some hard copy versions are found in our Etsy shop and on Amazon: https://sailingbritican.com/shop/ Check out our one-of-a-kind nautical t-shirts and other sailing gifts at our Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SailingBritican?ref=shop_sugg Find out what we recommended as must-have Kit here: https://sailingbritican.com/kit/ +++++++++++++++ Music Credits - All Royatly Free +++++++++++++++ Happy Sixth Nowe - Legendary Markvard - Summer Wild Simon More Summer Vibes Chill Royalty Free Music Fireflies +++++++++++++++ Books on Amazon +++++++++++++++ US LINKS - AMAZON - VHF Radio Checklists: http://amzn.to/2zycxnK - Checklists for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2jf68I6 - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2A5uzOr - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2WdtRed UK LINKS - AMAZON - VHF for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hnyteM - Checklist for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hmWrXF - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2hn9QyU - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2JRGvt3 +++++++++++++++ Find us here too! +++++++++++++++ - Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SailingBritican?ty=h - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SailingBritican/?ref=hl - Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105774700156303364122/+Sailingbritican/posts - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=82549277&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile - Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kbrown0149/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailingbritican - Ello: @kimharkolabrown
9 days ago

Sailboat cruising in the Caribbean, or anywhere along the Tropics, presents its own set of challenges unique to the region. What is the best cruising boat for the Caribbean? Read on… The temperature is hot, humidity is always high and when the rains come it’s very wet. Heat, water, and humidity mixed with salty sea[Read More]

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9 days ago

If I told you that there was one particular monohull or catamaran that is absolutely perfect for cruising would you want to know which one it is? Unfortunately, there is no perfect cruising boat that suits everyone just like there’s no one-size-fits-all answer about what you should do with your life.  Different people have different[Read More]

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10 days ago

Our plan was to hang out in Bequia, an island the makes up part of St Vincent and the Grenadines for a few weeks. But we got restless. We decided to plan a spontaneous sail to St Martin. We have friends in St Martin that we really wanted to see. After looking at the weather[Read More]

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16 days ago
Here's an update about our sailing channel. Now that we're Chartering are we going to continue with our videos? Find out here. Also find out how much it cost us to get ready to Charter, what our first seven charters where like and what else we've been up to. Please give us a thumbs up and subscribe to our channel. Then get our FREE checklist about living the liveaboard cruiser life - visit: https://sailingbritican.com Come join us on Britican for a week-long sailing adventure in the Caribbean. Enjoy the warm sun, deep blue sea, white tropical sand AND learn what it takes to become a liveaboard sailing cruiser: https://sailingbritican.com/liveaboard-experience +++++++++++++++ Resources +++++++++++++++ Visit our Sailing Britican sailing guides/books shop here. All guides are digital. Some hard copy versions are found in our Etsy shop and on Amazon: https://sailingbritican.com/shop/ Check out our one-of-a-kind nautical t-shirts and other sailing gifts at our Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SailingBritican?ref=shop_sugg Find out what we recommended as must-have Kit here: https://sailingbritican.com/kit/ +++++++++++++++ Music Credits - All Royatly Free +++++++++++++++ Teddie - Drifting (royalty free) +++++++++++++++ Books on Amazon +++++++++++++++ US LINKS - AMAZON - VHF Radio Checklists: http://amzn.to/2zycxnK - Checklists for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2jf68I6 - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2A5uzOr - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2WdtRed UK LINKS - AMAZON - VHF for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hnyteM - Checklist for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hmWrXF - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2hn9QyU - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2JRGvt3 +++++++++++++++ Find us here too! +++++++++++++++ - Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SailingBritican?ty=h - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SailingBritican/?ref=hl - Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105774700156303364122/+Sailingbritican/posts - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=82549277&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile - Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kbrown0149/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailingbritican - Ello: @kimharkolabrown
16 days ago

When we got asked if we would take guests on a 48-hour non-stop voyage we said, ‘of course – that sounds like fun!’ Simon immediately thought that a sail from Grenada to Antigua would be perfect. But let me back up and tell you a bit about our guests…(If you just want to see the video,[Read More]

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16 days ago

While sailing from South Carolina down to Trinidad we tried to publish a video every week. For the most part, we accomplished our goal however we fell further and further behind. By the time we published our last ‘travel-log’ style video, we were five months behind our real time. To catch up to where we[Read More]

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23 days ago
For the past year, we've been sailing in and around the southern Caribbean Island of Grenada. There is one location that we've found to tick all the boxes - it's beautiful, inexpensive, provides access to shops and amenities, has the kindest people and much more.  This video covers 10 out of 20 reasons why our Gem find is a Gem! Visit this page to read about the second set of 10 reasons: https://sailingbritican.com/a-hidden-gem-for-sailors-in-grenada/ Music: Endless Summer by extenz https://soundcloud.com/extenz Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/dH8sbGnmfZo
26 days ago

For the past year, we’ve been sailing in and around the southern Caribbean Island of Grenada. There is one location that we’ve found to tick all the boxes – it’s beautiful, inexpensive, provides access to shops and amenities, has the kindest people and much more.  Watch the video below to get a glimpse into one of[Read More]

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29 days ago
Join us for a week-long liveaboard sailing cruiser experience in the Caribbean. Not only will you learn to sail but you'll also learn what it takes to become a full-time sailing cruiser. Full details here: https://sailingbritican.com/liveaboard-experience/
29 days ago
What does a boat kid get up to when anchored in a bay on her 9th birthday? Watch this video to see how Sienna's birthday goes. I've also set up a separate YouTube channel for Sienna here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFK0Tb4yddGyNS9zg-7Vg8w A very special thank you to Chiara Magi who created this video. You can check out Chiara's YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZr5q6AFG83YABxjVHQj3Yw
30 days ago
Here are 7 steps to servicing a feathering boat propeller. Download the checklist that goes with this video here: https://sailingbritican.com/7-steps-to-servicing-a-feathering-propeller/ Please give us a thumbs up and subscribe to our channel. Then get our FREE checklist about living the liveaboard cruiser life - visit: https://sailingbritican.com To get more information about all the kit we have on Britican and recommend that other sailors have, check out: https://sailingbritican.com/kit/ Come join us on Britican for a week-long sailing adventure in the Caribbean. Enjoy the warm sun, deep blue sea, white tropical sand AND learn what it takes to become a liveaboard sailing cruiser: https://sailingbritican.com/liveaboard-experience +++++++++++++++ Resources +++++++++++++++ Visit our Sailing Britican sailing guides/books shop here. All guides are digital. Some hard copy versions are found in our Etsy shop and on Amazon: https://sailingbritican.com/shop/ Check out our one-of-a-kind nautical t-shirts and other sailing gifts at our Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SailingBritican?ref=shop_sugg +++++++++++++++ Music Credits - All Royatly Free +++++++++++++++ JeBase Second Guess - Royalty Free +++++++++++++++ Books on Amazon +++++++++++++++ US LINKS - AMAZON - VHF Radio Checklists: http://amzn.to/2zycxnK - Checklists for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2jf68I6 - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2A5uzOr UK LINKS - AMAZON - VHF for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hnyteM - Checklist for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hmWrXF - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2hn9QyU +++++++++++++++ Find us here too! +++++++++++++++ - Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SailingBritican?ty=h - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SailingBritican/?ref=hl - Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105774700156303364122/+Sailingbritican/posts - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=82549277&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile - Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kbrown0149/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailingbritican
30 days ago

A feathering propeller needs to be serviced at least once a year. To do a full service the boat needs to be out of the water. Watch the video and then check out the 7 steps to servicing a feathering propeller (checklist) below.

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1 month ago
Troubles in Trinidad and Tobago - It seemed like Trinidad wasn't going to let us leave! We had Deisel engine issues, lifted up someone else's chain when weighing anchor, got a massive amount of fishing net in our prop and had a run-in with Venezuelan fishermen (Pirates?!?!) at 3am in the morning. Watch the video to find out if we ever make it out of Trinidad and sail 90 miles up to Grenada. To read a more in-depth account of our run-in with pirates, visit: https://sailingbritican.com/troubles-trinidad-tobago/ To get more information on items referenced in the video like our safety knife and the small Mantus tank set, visit our Recommended Kit Page here: https://sailingbritican.com/kit/ Please give us a thumbs up and subscribe to our channel. Then get our FREE checklist about living the liveaboard cruiser life - visit: https://sailingbritican.com Come join us on Britican for a week-long sailing adventure in the Caribbean. Enjoy the warm sun, deep blue sea, white tropical sand AND learn what it takes to become a liveaboard sailing cruiser: https://sailingbritican.com/liveaboard-experience +++++++++++++++ Resources +++++++++++++++ Visit our Sailing Britican sailing guides/books shop here. All guides are digital. Some hard copy versions are found in our Etsy shop and on Amazon: https://sailingbritican.com/shop/ Check out our one-of-a-kind nautical t-shirts and other sailing gifts at our Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SailingBritican?ref=shop_sugg +++++++++++++++ Music Credits - All Royatly Free +++++++++++++++ Stranger Danger Staring At the Sun Markvard one with the ocean chill royalty free +++++++++++++++ Books on Amazon +++++++++++++++ US LINKS - AMAZON - VHF Radio Checklists: http://amzn.to/2zycxnK - Checklists for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2jf68I6 - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2A5uzOr UK LINKS - AMAZON - VHF for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hnyteM - Checklist for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hmWrXF - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2hn9QyU +++++++++++++++ Find us here too! +++++++++++++++ - Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SailingBritican?ty=h - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SailingBritican/?ref=hl - Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105774700156303364122/+Sailingbritican/posts - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=82549277&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile - Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kbrown0149/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailingbritican - Ello: @kimharkolabrown
1 month ago

Our intention was to leave Trinidad and Tobago and head 90 miles north to Grenada. After two different Diesel engine leaks, pulling up someone else's anchor chain, fouling our prop with a huge fishing net and getting an unidentifiable alarm, we wondered if the gods were against us. And that's before we had a run in with suspected Venesualan pirates. Boy did we have troubles in Trinidad and Tobago.

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1 month ago
For our sailboat solar power installation, we had three 325 Panasonic Solar Panels, a 316 Stainless Steel frame made to weld over our davits and a Midnight Solar Classic Charge Controller installed in Trinidad for $6,500 USD. Click over to SailingBritican to get more information about our power sources, how we managed them and more about our sailboat solar panel installation. Read more here: https://sailingbritican.com/solar-power-installation-on-a-sailboat/ +++++++++++++++ Resources +++++++++++++++ Come sailing with us – Britican Sailing Experience. Come join us for a week-long sailing experience! We’ve opened our boat to singles, couples, and families (up to four people) for a week-long liveaboard experience. Come enjoy the tropical beauty of Grenada and the Grenadines while learning how to sail, understanding what it takes to become a liveaboard boatie and much more. Get the full scoop here: https://sailingbritican.com/liveaboard-experience/ Check out our blog hosting over 400 articles and videos all about sailing/cruising/liveaboard life here: https://sailingbritican.com Visit our Sailing Britican sailing guides/books shop here. All guides are digital. Some hard copy versions are found in our Etsy shop and on Amazon: https://sailingbritican.com/shop/ Check out our one-of-a-kind nautical t-shirts and other sailing gifts at our Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SailingBritican?ref=shop_sugg Help us to keep making these free educational videos by becoming a part of our Patreon family here: https://www.patreon.com/SailingBritican?ty=h +++++++++++++++ Music Credits +++++++++++++++ Coast - YouTube royalty free music +++++++++++++++ Books on Amazon +++++++++++++++ US LINKS - AMAZON - VHF Radio Checklists: http://amzn.to/2zycxnK - Checklists for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2jf68I6 - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2A5uzOr UK LINKS - AMAZON - VHF for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hnyteM - Checklist for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hmWrXF - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2hn9QyU +++++++++++++++ Find us here too! +++++++++++++++ - Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SailingBritican?ty=h - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SailingBritican/?ref=hl - Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105774700156303364122/+Sailingbritican/posts - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=82549277&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile - Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kbrown0149/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailingbritican - Ello: @kimharkolabrown
1 month ago

Throughout the year we take volunteer crew members to sail with us on Britican for an extended period – usually six weeks to two months. The crew member pays for his/her flights to and from our location and we cover the cost of food and housing. Chiara is our latest guest – watch her amazing[Read More]

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1 month ago

Here’s the scoop on our solar power installation on a sailboat – Sailboat Britican. We’re five years into our liveaboard lifestyle and I still can’t say I’m an ‘expert’ about the power systems on our boat. But it’s been enough time for us to determine that a solar power installation was in need. When living[Read More]

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1 month ago
Get the full scoop about Sailboat Racing in Antigua at the Oyster Antigua Regatta 2019. Find out what the crew thought of the event, get behind the scenes information, check out some amazing sailboat racing photos and more. Read the associated article that goes with this video here: https://sailingbritican.com/racing-an-oyster-yacht/ Please give us a thumbs up and subscribe to our channel. Then get our FREE checklist about living the liveaboard cruiser life - visit: https://sailingbritican.com Come join us on Britican for a week-long sailing adventure in the Caribbean. Enjoy the warm sun, deep blue sea, white tropical sand AND learn what it takes to become a liveaboard sailing cruiser: https://sailingbritican.com/liveaboard-experience +++++++++++++++ Resources +++++++++++++++ Visit our Sailing Britican sailing guides/books shop here. All guides are digital. Some hard copy versions are found in our Etsy shop and on Amazon: https://sailingbritican.com/shop/ Check out our one-of-a-kind nautical t-shirts and other sailing gifts at our Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SailingBritican?ref=shop_sugg +++++++++++++++ Music Credits +++++++++++++++ Renegade_Jubilee Markvard one with the ocean chill royalty free +++++++++++++++ Books on Amazon +++++++++++++++ US LINKS - AMAZON - VHF Radio Checklists: http://amzn.to/2zycxnK - Checklists for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2jf68I6 - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2A5uzOr UK LINKS - AMAZON - VHF for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hnyteM - Checklist for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hmWrXF - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2hn9QyU +++++++++++++++ Find us here too! +++++++++++++++ - Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SailingBritican?ty=h - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SailingBritican/?ref=hl - Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105774700156303364122/+Sailingbritican/posts - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=82549277&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile - Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kbrown0149/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailingbritican - Ello: @kimharkolabrown
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