Signs that you need to replace electrolytes and the recipe to make your own rehydration drink from common ingredients that you probably have on hand. [More] Do You Need a Rehydration Drink?
Cruising & Chartering
Ahhh, living the dream! But what's it really like? What do I need to know?
Tips and skills to help you have a great time, whether it's on your own boat or a charter.
A simple trick for keeping Band-Aids and other adhesive bandages on, even if you’re active, sweating or swimming! [More] Keeping Band-Aids On
How to plan the fastest Gulf Stream crossing in your boat; figuring your start and destination points, how far the stream will sweep you and tips for a fast crossing. [More] Route Planning to Cross the Gulf Stream
You hope you’ll never need the ditch bag, but you’ve got one. It’s tempting to stash it in the lazarette or under the bed. But is that the right place for it? [More] Where to Store the Ditch Bag
Sunset is an important time of day for cruisers, and we’ve all developed rituals it seems. [More] Sunset Traditions
Cruising is mentally challenging. There are so many new things to be learning, to be coping with. Seven helpful ways to deal with the stress and make cruising enjoyable. [More] The Mental Aspect of Cruising
How to choose your emergency contacts for various purposes, and the information they’ll need. [More] Choosing Your Emergency Contact
Travels by boat are so much more uncertain than travels by land. We think we understand that and allow for it, but any cruiser’s first trip seems to be filled with surprises about just how long it takes. [More] Travel Time
How feasible is it to support yourself by working while you cruise? What does it take to really do it? Elena from Kittiwake tells all! [More] Cruising Stories: Working from a Boat
Photographer Ray Crowder takes great photos of people and boats in Boot Key Harbor – Marathon, Florida. I was thrilled with the photos he took of me! [More] New Pictures!