Forgetting what you did before leaving the boat can lead to expensive mistakes. Here’s how to avoid it. [More] How to Remember How You Left 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!
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?
Clunk! The last thing you want to hear underway. Learn what happened and how we dealt with it. [More] Learning From a Sudden Break
Even when your boat is in a warm climate, you need to be prepared for a winter storm. Here’s what we do when a norther passes over our location. [More] Preparing for those Winter North Winds