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
Calling for Help on the Water
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
Rules of Cruising – Plan or Stay Flexible?
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?
Cruisers & Schedules – What’s Right For You?
Schedules are the enemy of cruisers? Maybe it’s not the schedule that’s the problem. [More] Cruisers & Schedules – What’s Right For You?
Learning From a Sudden Break
Clunk! The last thing you want to hear underway. Learn what happened and how we dealt with it. [More] Learning From a Sudden Break
The Dangers of NOT Drinking–Dehydration!
A scary trip to the emergency room taught us about the dangers of dehydration for cruisers. You’ve probably done these things yourself. [More] The Dangers of NOT Drinking–Dehydration!
Hurricane Prep: Why Remove Jibs and Genoas
Why simply tying off your roller furling jib or genoa isn’t sufficient for a tropical storm or hurricane — pictures of the results. [More] Hurricane Prep: Why Remove Jibs and Genoas
Making a Hurricane Plan for your Insurer
If you’re cruising on your boat in a hurricane zone, your insurance company will want to see your hurricane plan. Here’s how to create yours from an insurance pro. [More] Making a Hurricane Plan for your Insurer
Are You Insured for Strangers on Your Boat?
Does your insurance cover workers on your boat? How about delivery crew? Here’s what you need to know before having strangers on your boat. [More] Are You Insured for Strangers on Your Boat?
Treat Your Family Like Crew
Worried about conflict while cruising on a boat with your family? Here’s how to communicate better by treating each other like crew. [More] Treat Your Family Like Crew