Thinking of cruising with your kids, but stuck and confused when it comes to the idea of homeschooling? Kate Laird’s new book provides practical info to make it work for you and your kids! [More] Homeschool Teacher
Living on a Boat
Everyday life doesn't stop just because you're on a boat.
Storage. Organization. Mail. Taxes. Trash. Laundry. Cleaning. Kids. Pets. Ideas that work in the real world.
An easy, lightweight and economical way to organize storage areas on a catamaran [More] Easy Storage Drawers
Ten years of using solar showers . . . 12 things we’ve learned for using it as your only shower on a boat! [More] Tips on Using a Solar Shower
In many cruising locales, laundromats or laundry services are few and far between. So we resort to doing laundry on the boat . . . a neat tool to make it a lot easier on your back and a few tips on how I do it. [More] Doing Laundry By Hand
The learning curve for our Nature’s Head composting toilet has been steeper than expected, but we love the unit. Here’s what we wish someone had told us. [More] Our Composting Toilet
One big worry about cruising with a dog is what to do about grooming. Eleven years with a “poodle-ish” mix has taught us quite a bit about DIY grooming . . . and it’s really not hard! [More] DIY Dog Grooming
Cockpit drains need to be kept clear so they will drain quickly. But it’s easy for things such as hair and parts from a project to go down them. So you need to clean them out. This inexpensive tool is the best we’ve found! [More] Clearing Cockpit Drains
Cleaning non-skid boat decks used to be a hated chore, with lots of scrubbing on our hands and knees. Learn how to do it faster and more easily. [More] Cleaning Non-Skid Boat Decks
We live over 90% on solar power and did on our previous boat, too. It’s fairly easy on nice days in the middle of summer, but we do okay even on partially cloudy short winter days with just a little extra effort. [More] More From Your Solar Panels
I am not an expert on dog food. But I can tell you what we’re using and why we like it. [More] Boat Dog Food