Project Cruiser’s Life 08: Roger Brown on SV Tropic Tramp

08. Interview with Roger D. Brown on SV Tropic Tramp/United States.

After building houses in his spare time and working in railroad crash clean ups for most of his life, Roger has been cruising since he bought Tropic Tramp in 1994. He has sailed from San Franscisco to Panama, across thePacific to New Zealand, cruised the Pacific Northwest and lives currently in Mexico. His curious spirit and multiple talents, brought him to land travel all over Asia, build an RV in New Zealand and manage a horse farm in Puerto Vallarta. This interview took place on Tropic Tramp in the old port of Mazatlan/ Mexico in January of 2017.

This is the 8th in a series of interviews with full time cruisers about their life, the reality of cruising, their experiences and dreams. When we started thinking about sailing around the world, we searched the internet for information on how it really is and we took every chance we got to talk to sailors and cruisers. While we were outfitting our boat in a marina in San Diego, we filmed our first interviews and continued after we cut the lines. The 11 questions frame what we wanted to know. We hope you find the information valuable and inspirational.

11 Questions for Cruisers

  1. Name, age, nationality?
  2. Boat name, size, type?
  3. Years of cruising? Coming from and going to?
  4. Motivation for cruising?
  5. Greatest moment?
  6. Scariest moment?
  7. Sacrifices and gains?
  8. Self-suffiency?
  9. Tip. What would you have done differently?
  10. Moment/day of leaving?
  11. Dream destination?

Enjoy! And a big thank you to all interviewees for their openness and candor!

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