Sail Loot Podcast 057: Lazy Geckos Water Conservation Lessons to Save Sailing Money

By on January 8, 2018

I had the honor of meeting Jeremiah and Brittany at the Strictly Sail Miami Boat show almost a year ago. By the way, I plan on attending again this year (2018). If you happen to live in the area and have a couch that you don’t mind this sailor/podcaster crashing on for a long weekend…

We looked at boats, took shots at Hooters, and enjoyed our respective time in Miami. Finally, we were able to sit down for a chat this past November. Finally, I’m releasing that chat as a Sail Loot Podcast.

The Lazy Geckos story starts with the familiar desire to get out from behind a desk, yet, they also didn’t want to be stuck sitting behind the wheel of an RV. They found that sailing might be the best option to keep everybody in the family happy.

Would they be able to keep children, pets, and themselves safe while traveling the waters on a sailboat? Of course!

From that point forward it was a question of how the Lazy Geckos would be able to afford the cruising lifestyle on retirement funds from the United States Marine Corps. As you’ll hear, their answer was more about figuring out how to live simpler lives and not giving into the “see now buy now” commercialism mentality that plagues the majority of the world.

Jeremiah and Brittany share so many awesome tips about how they downsized, started saving money and got out of debt to start their sailing adventures!

Lazy Gecko – Alberg 37 at closing

Sailing Lazy Gecko

The Lazy Gecko Family


A Few Things You’ll Learn about Jeremiah, Brittany and S/V Lazy Gecko:

  • How the Marines helped inspire cruising life.
  • Brittany says “NO!” to riding around in an RV
  • Inspiration from Blogs and Vlogs
  • Sailing with a baby
  • Sailing with dogs
  • Getting out of debt
  • How they pinched pennies
  • Maximizing the money that they saved
  • Sailboat shopping
  • Purchasing Lazy Gecko
  • Sailboat insurance
  • Dealing with hurricanes
  • Learning to sail. Specifically, mastering docking
  • Setting sail and cruising around the East Coast
  • Vlogging and Patreon
  • Health insurance
  • Lazy Gecko is for sale and they’re looking for their next Gecko
  • What they’re doing now
  • And much more!

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About Teddy

I am a 37 year old that just wants to find a way to make a remote income, gather some Sail Loot and cruise the world! I have been sailing for a couple of years now, but mostly on 10 day trips as vacationing crew. I just recently took sailing to the next level by completing my Basic Keelboat, Basic Cruising, and Bareboat Cruising Certifications! I am also Vice President of a Medical Consulting Company, have a Mechanical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech, and have taken several Coding, Computing, and Online Business courses. It's time to share what I have learned!

One Comment

  1. Charles Reece

    January 9, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Great Pod Cast! Lots of info to get people started thinking of hitting the sea. Have been a patron of Lazy Gecko for a while and followed from the beginning. Keep up the great work!

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