Cruising has its difficult moments. But if you have these things, it will be much more comfortable–and fun! [More] Make Cruising More Enjoyable – Here’s How
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:
Also check out my free and paid courses to help every step of the way.
Can you imagine how annoying it is to be cruising just off shore and having to hear sailors on the interior calling for bridge openings? That’s why ou need to remember to do this with your VHF radio. [More] VHF Settings – Do Other Cruisers a Favor
Lately I’ve been thinking about 2 cruising hazards. One is a threat every day, another less often. But both can be deadly. Here’s how to keep yourself safe from both. [More] Two Cruiser’s Concerns on my Mind
Doing the Great Loop? Or just exploring the mini loop of Florida? This handy guide has anchorages, info about bridge openings, locks, fuel pumps, and more to make your cruise a breeze! [More] Get the Florida Quick Loop Reference
Planning to charter this winter? It’s a great way for a wannabe cruiser to get their feet wet. Or for current cruisers to explore somewhere different. [More] Planning a Charter?
Even the most seasoned cruiser sometimes forgets stuff. How to avoid it? Checklists are the key. Here are two that might help you. [More] Lists, Lists, Lists
When you revisit a cruising destination, how do you remember the important details of an anchorage or inlet? A log book can help. [More] Cruiser’s Memory Tool – A Log Book
When planning your route, you need to take several considerations. Here’s one example from the planning of one of our trips. [More] Route Planning – One Example
When are you too old to cruise? What you need to consider to make the decision that works for you. And to keep going as long as possible. [More] Cruising When Older – An Update
Why turn back if you’re already decided to start out on a passage? Lessons learned from long-time circumnavigators. [More] Should You Turn Back?