How do you decide what back-up systems and components you need on your boat. Here’s the framework we use. [More] Redundancy and Back-Up Systems
A chilling story from a reader brings home an important point: never assume your safety gear works. Check it. Frequently. [More] Safety Checks
Making new friends, leaving friends behind. It can be tough on both ends. Eleven suggestions to make it easier. [More] Cruising & Friends
There’s a lot of trial and error on a boat and that’s both good and bad as we’re forced to learn new things. [More] How Do You Learn What Works?
“The highs are higher; the lows are lower.” Here, John tells what one of those tough days was like and the lessons it taught. [More] Cruising Stories: John Herlig | Ave del Mar
es are what will keep your boat in place during a hurricane, whether at a dock, on anchor or a mooring. How to choose the best ones for the job. [More] Hurricane Prep: Your Lines
Hurricanes wreak damage in so many ways — not just immediately but in the clean up as well. Be careful and don’t compound the tragedy. [More] Post-Hurricane Dangers in the Water
How does one boat survive a Category 4 hurricane when most boats in the area don’t? There’s a certain amount of luck, but mostly it’s prep. Here’s how. [More] Why Did Barefoot Gal Survive Irma?
Preparing for a hurricane? Don’t forget the boats around you. Helping them might be as important as prepping your own boat. [More] Hurricane Prep for Boats: Help Others, Help Yourself
Staying on a boat during a hurricane is NOT recommended. But sometimes it’s the “least bad” alternative. What we learned from Hurricane Marty. [More] Hurricane: Stay On the Boat or Not?