Kids I need help.  It’s obvious.  I crack myself up with the stupid questions I keep asking in these boat tours.  I have to admit it is far more difficult than I imagined to both 1) keep an engaging conversation going with the boat owner, while also making sure I 2) hold the camera steady, 3) get a good shot and 4) don’t put my finger over the microphone.  And, I’m blonde people.  It kind of makes editing easy, though.  All I have to do is CUT! every time I start talking and pick the footage back up every time I stop.  Seriously … watch this and you’ll see:


Now, how many times did he say “It’s electric?”

Two, right?  Yes, twice.  And, what was my first question?


“So, that’s-a-what powers it?”  Really Annie … 

You can see why I just resort to humor often to try and gloss over my sometimes hideously-poor questions.  But, I do believe I am getting better and I hope you all are enjoying the boat tours.  I’m getting some great feedback on YouTube, Facebook and the blog, where you all have let me know how helpful you’ve found them and that you’re looking forward to more.  Awesome!  Because I have already filmed several more boats.  Coming soon, I’ll have a Sabre, a Gulf Star, a Tartan, a Nonsuch and more.

So, now I pose the question to you.  As you know, my primary goal in doing all of this is to help folks like you looking to get out and cruise.  If you’re finding the content helpful, please support my Give the Gift of Cruising campaign on Patreon!


But, in order to truly help you all, I want to make sure I’m asking the questions you would of these generous (and patient) boat owners and getting you the answers you need to help you find your boat.  So, lay it on me!  What are the most important boat features you want me to discuss during these boat tours?  I can’t promise to include them all every time (nor can I promise to not goober them up on occasion — you’ve met Video Annie),

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but I vow to try to touch on each of them as often as I can.  Send me your top ten questions list and I’ll put together a conglomerated master Q list for my boat tours and share with you all.

Okay … GO!

Boat #2: 1992 Catalina 34

Boat Tour No. 2!  Follow along as Bob aboard s/v Partager (meaning “to share” in French) shares a tour of his boat, some system upgrades, some lessons learned and how he came to be called “Backwards Bob!”  Let me know what you think of the SeaPower alternator generator and his linear drive auto-pilot install and whether you’ve ever found yourself in a similar “backwards” situation!

If you’re finding these boat tours helpful, please help us help those dreaming of cruising at Patreon.  Get inspired and get on board!

Whoa!  We’re so close.  Only $70 to go.  Let’s make this happen kids!