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Hi! I'm Carolyn Shearlock. My husband and I have been cruising over 10 years and 10,000 miles, first on a Tayana 37 monohull and now on a 34' Gemini catamaran. Along the way, we sold pretty much everything we owned (twice!), gained a great boat dog, had a bunch of wonderful times and some adventures . . . and learned a ton about what does and doesn't work!

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Articles

  • Suky's "Cruising Story" is a short one, but heartfelt. Was she nuts to buy a 41' boat to cruise (and offer learning charters on) singlehandedly?

  • How to plan the fastest Gulf Stream crossing in your boat; figuring your start and destination points, how far the stream will sweep you and tips for a fast crossing.

  • Charlie & Melody Cook sold their house, bought a boat and took off cruising all in a few short months, learning as they went. This is their story of the frustrations, triumphs and wonderful moments.

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