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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

  • Cruisers need stuff. Sometimes, "stuff" that can't be found locally. So we have to get packages. But how? Strategies for both domestic and international shipments.

  • An update on the current conditions in Boot Key Harbor, Marathon, Florida Keys. Yes, we got hit hard by Hurricane Irma, but the harbor is open! #KeysStrong

  • Three years of using my Aquabot multiple times a day put some wear and tear on it. But restoring it to "like new" operation is quick and cheap.

Podcasts

  • Engine problems, and fuel problems in particular, are soooo frustrating to try to figure out. Tips and tricks that we've learned.

  • One of the big privileges of cruising even a few miles away from city lights is viewing the night sky. WOW! Tips for even more enjoyable stargazing --

  • How DO cruisers communicate with loved ones back home? Alternatives that are MUCH cheaper than international phone rates and work just as well!

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