A hurricane is coming. It may or may not reach your location. How do you make a decision and own it? Here’s one cruiser’s story. [More] Deciding To Haul Out For A Hurricane – No Regrets
Common Problems & Worries
Living on a boat isn't all palm trees and umbrella drinks.
Worried about fire, sinking, hurricanes . . . or being overrun by bugs?
Wondering what in the world you've gotten yourself into? It happens to us all. Find practical help and words of encouragement here!
Do you ever wonder if you’re the only cruiser who feels overwhelmed? Everyone who lives on a boat feels it sometimes. Really. [More] Overwhelmed
Do you wonder if you’ll feel lonely while cruising? Everyone does sometimes. Here are ideas that help. [More] Will I Feel Lonely
Ever put something in a memorable place just to forget where? Learn how not to do the same thing. [More] Cruising Stories: The Mystery of Unity’s Missing Rudder Plug
An emergency on the water taught me the importance of always keeping a clean boat. You never know when you’ll need to move in a hurry. [More] A Clean Boat Means Less Stress
The AIS Flare Eco is an AIS/DSC crew overboard locator and alarm that enables a MOB to be quickly found even by short-handed boats. Budget-friendly, too. [More] MOB AIS/DSC Locator and Alarm
Storing medicine safely on board takes some thought. Here’s what you need to know about medication storage safety on a boat. [More] Medication Storage Safety for Liveaboards
Think it’s impossible to go cruising with rheumatoid arthritis? One sailor suffering from arthritis shares how she does it and you can too. [More] Cruising With Rheumatoid Arthritis? Yes You Can!
If you have to abandon ship, there are only seconds to grab the most important items off your boat. Learn how to prepare from someone who has been there. [More] Abandoning Ship
Cruising with lymphedema isn’t necessarily easy, but it can be done. Michele Watson gives step-by-step directions of how she did it . . . twice! [More] Cruising Stories: Cruising with Lymphedema