How Not To Sail Store

Ahoy there! Here’s a heaping helping of stuff I’ve made, stuff you can wear (to show your HowNotToSailer-ness), and gear I use and recommend. Scroll on down… I think you might be surprised.

Thanks for supporting How Not To Sail! —B


Clothing and Such

Click on the images o’ swag here to go to Teespring.com, who makes these items happen.

Use code EARLYBIRD before Sep 25 to get 10% off most items in this section!

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HNTS Essential Tee

The Original…mostly.

Yep, this design should look hellishly familiar to Ye…

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HNTS Pint Glass

For your soda pop.

Far be it from me to encourage drinking…without this sweet pint glass! Bottoms up!

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HNTS Women’s Premium V-Neck Tee

For The Admiral

Of course I’m not leaving our esteemed female sailors out…This tee is as stylish as you are! (Don’t worry, it comes in black, too.)

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Limited Edition

Cartoon Captain T-shirt

Get the awesome Dave King-designed tagless black tee. Until they’re gone.

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HNTS Classic Coffee Mug

For drinking warm beverages.

I like my coffee like I like my women: Irish and bitter. What you put in this classic mug is up to you.

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HNTS Drawstring Hoodie

For The Cooler Months

This one’ll be comin’ in handy before ya know it…and stylish, too!


Stuff I’ve Created

Books (Mine and Dad’s)

(The silly one is mine. I edited the ones by my Dad.)

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How Not To Sail

Bradford Rogers

Want to enjoy your boat, visit awesome destinations, and skip the stress? Then be sure NOT to use any of the “handy tips” mentioned here.

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Depression Baby

Ray Rogers

Written by someone who has “lived it,” this first book by Ray B. Rogers brings home the unique culture of Western North Carolina during the Great Depression.

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Up From Hanging Dog

Ray Rogers

Continuing where he left off with Depression Baby, Ray B. Rogers brings us more about growing up in Western North Carolina during the Great Depression, in his own trademark voice.

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Out From The Mountains

Ray Rogers

This book, third in the series, tells about Ray moving on from his childhood homes in Hanging Dog, Iron Duff, Jupiter and Cullowhee, to Mars Hill College and on to a remarkable and long adult life.

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Poems

Ray Rogers

For those who loved the Depression Baby series, Ray B. Rogers brings you these poems spanning 75 years of his rich life.

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Depression Baby (Audiobook)

Ray Rogers

Narrated by the author. Produced and edited by yours truly. Get the audiobook of Depression Baby FREE, along with a free month of Audible, if you’re into that sort of thing.


Music I’ve Produced and/or Performed

I’m not a fan of Amazon’s walled garden. Or of Apple’s. If you want DRM-free versions of these albums, hit me up via the Contact page. I even take bitcoin. (How many Satoshis is a dollar, again?)

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Birds Had Flown

Timothy P. Green

SUPER proud of this record I produced and co-wrote with my dear friend Timothy P. Green. (Also, that’s me on flute, keyboards, some backing vocals, and occasional percussiion.)

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Guiro!

Bradford Rogers

My Jazz EP. Who’da thunk it?!?? Three originals, plus Miles Davis and Pat Metheny Group covers. Tasty!

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Jihaad

Bradford

My very first album. Hit me up if you want the original CD. (The packaging’s pretty cool in a 90s kinda way.)


More Books

Yes, I get a little coin if you purchase via these Amazon links. More to come! (See also Top 7 Books For Sailors)

Inspiring Sailing Books

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The Long Way

Bernard Moitessier

Probably my favorite sailing book of all time. A beautiful description of sailing around the world.

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Close To The Wind

Pete Goss

In this true story from the 1996 Vendee Globe around-the-world race, ex-Royal Marine Pete Goss faces a choice whether to sail back into a hurricane to rescue a competitor.

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Biker To Sailor

Bob Bitchin

This link will take you to BobBitchin.com…since Bob’s not a big Amazon guy. Side note: I narrated the audiobook version.

Great Cruising Books

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Sensible Cruising: The Thoreau Approach

Don Casey, Lew Hackler and Bobby Basnight

Lots of great advice on how to make cruising simpler…and quotes from Thoreau’s Walden. What’s not to like?!??

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The Cruising Life

Jim Trefethen

This is the book that talks about practicing the cruising lifestyle on land. Instead of taking out a loan on a new boat, Jim counsels us to practice a little more frugality, a little more “less is more.”

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Fallen Out

Wayne Stinnett

Okay, so Wayne’s books aren’t about cruising…but they’re great books to take with you on your cruise. This is the opening book. Don’t hold me responsible if you get addicted!


Gear I Use

Every item in this section is something I use for podcasting and freelance audio production. if any questions, hit me up here! You may not need a sledgehammer to squash a mosquito. (And yep, I get a little coin if you purchase these via these links.)

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Electro-Voice RE50N/D-L

ENG Microphone

The industry standard. I can’t believe how resistant this mic is to wind noise and whatnot. No mic is 100% immune to a stiff breeze, but this one is pretty freaking amazing. Always in my kit! (This model has a longer handle and hotter output than the classic model.)

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Zoom H1n

Handy Recorder

This little guy stays in my bag, too. Great for capturing stereo ambience or sound bites from elusive subjects. (Note: You have to be careful holding it to avoid handling noise.) I also have a little pair of ear-worn binaural mics that I can plug into the external jack on the H1n.

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Zoom F8n Pro

Multitrack Recorder

For when things get really serious. Super low noise preamps, simultaneous backup recording, can even function as an andio interface to your computer. (This link takes you to a package that includes a bag, supplies limited.)

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Tascam DR-10x

Digital XLR Recorder

I use this with the EV-RE50 mic…although you can record anything with a suitable XLR output.


Ringtones

No, these are not for sale…they’re free! But just like all the good things on the internet that don’t require a virtual rectal exam just to “rent,” you have to know a wee bit about what you’re doing:
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