Ep 14: Outfitting for Bluewater with Pam Wall & Barry Kennedy

In this episode we’re discussing considerations for offshore sailing with regards to gear and design choices. Guests are Pam Wall and Barry Kennedy, both bluewater sailors with thousands of miles under their keels. Barry is in the midst of a refit on his Garcia 50 Passoa, and Pam Wall is well known for her travels aboard Kandarik, the Freya 39 she and her husband built, and sailed around the world.

Barry Kennedy has sailed thousands of blue water miles and in the far regions of the world… 2 seasons in Antarctica. He’s headed to the Arctic this year aboard his new boat. We’re talking a little bit about offshore boats, gear choices, upgrades and the process of upgrading/refitting. We touch on ideas for best boat design for offshore, sail choices, rigging for simplicity, deck layouts, layouts down below, self steering, and more. Plus the difficulty of keeping yourself on track and not get overwhelmed during refits by budget and time.

This episode of The Morning Muster Podcast is sponsored by:
Our friends Katie & Lyall at Sun Powered Yachts who helped us expand our solar array. They’re a SunPower authorized dealer and offer both flexible  panels and fixed frame panels ranging from 50w to 410W. They’re super high efficiency solar panels, which means more power in less space. Katie & Lyall are both sailors & have lived off grid for over 8 years. They provide free consultation to help you size and build a DIY system. Check out their website for more info www.sunpoweredyachts.com and use the promocode MORSEALPHA to get 10% off their flexible panels.

Music by:Tim Eriksen

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