Get an editable boating checklist of necessary tasks before getting underway in your boat. Don’t risk running out of fuel or lockers flying open! [More] Boating Checklist
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.
Cruisers leaving the US are always wondering what they won’t be able to find and tend to stuff the boat with things from the US. Do you really need to?? [More] Provisioning to Cruise Mexico
The true story of what happens when you go outside your comfort zone. WAY outside. [More] Love with a Chance of Drowning
Your dinghy is your car when you’re on the boat. You really don’t want to see it go up in flames because of a careless mistake! [More] Don’t Burn the Dinghy!
Whether you’re chartering or just spending a weekend on the boat, spending a little time organizing your food will pay big benefits when it comes time to cook! [More] 14 Simple Steps to Organizing Your Galley on a Charter
Charter companies always say they provide everything . . . and they do a pretty good job of it. But tucking a couple of extras in your suitcase will ensure you have the galley tools you need. [More] Chartering? Take These!
Use your potato masher to retrieve a halyard up the mast instead of the bosun’s chair . . . [More] Potato Masher = Bosun’s Chair??
Do you have an alcohol policy on your boat? Why you should. Far from “ruining” our cruising, less drinking has improved it! [More] An Alcohol Policy on Your Boat
Chartering is a great way to try out cruising. But bareboat charter meal planning is new for most of us. How to have meals everyone will love! [More] Charter Meal Planning
Many wonderful cruising areas don’t have much in the way of trash service. And so you have to do it yourself. Here are a few tips on responsibly burning what you can. [More] Burning Trash