Can you get enough internet to work from a boat? Sure, I do. Here are a few tips on how we make it work. [More] How Do We Get Internet on the Boat?
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!
Cruising means you have a long to do list for repairs–all the time. But do you really need to spend ALL your time doing boat maintenance? [More] What Repairs Do You Make Now? What Can Wait?
While in the Bahamas we discovered seawater coming in the boat. Learn from our experience. [More] Emergency! Water Coming in the Boat
How do you keep track of periodic things–from maintenance to renewing your boat registration? Tech can help. [More] How Do You Keep Track?
A rat visitor taught us valuable lessons about how to keep them out in the future. Here’s what you need to know to keep your boat rat free. [More] Rats! Keep Them Off Your Boat
When a problem happens, it’s too late to do a safety check. Check these items on a regular basis to stay safe on your boat. [More] Check Safety Gear Before You Need It!
It took us 13 years of cruising, but we finally ran aground and needed a tow. Hear about our decision making process and learn from our experience. [More] A Cruising First–Getting a Tow
Do you know how to get help to your boat on the water? Calling 911 may not cut it. [More] Calling for Help on the Water
A cardinal rule of cruising is to stay flexible. But you also have to plan. How do you balance them both? [More] Rules of Cruising – Plan or Stay Flexible?
Schedules are the enemy of cruisers? Maybe it’s not the schedule that’s the problem. [More] Cruisers & Schedules – What’s Right For You?