Clunk! The last thing you want to hear underway. Learn what happened and how we dealt with it. [More] Learning From a Sudden Break
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!
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
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!
What does it mean when you see an ATON on your chart that you can’t see with your eyes? Captain John explains. [More] Real and Virtual AIS Aids To Navigation
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
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
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?
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
When one problem grows into two or three, it\’s easy to feel frustrated. But you can triumph! [More] When Problems Multiply
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