How do you know what all those markers mean? Keep this downloadable PDF next to the helm and you’ll be able to quickly find anything! [More] What’s That Marker?
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.
It’s important to keep a copy of your important documents in a place that’s physically separate from the original AND where you can easily get them. Here’s an easy and FREE way to do it! [More] Important Document Backup
Know the regulations and make sure you’re in compliance. Be sure to check state regs, too! [More] USCG Regulations
A simple way to wear an outboard kill cord so that you don’t accidentally pull it out and stop the engine but have it work when it should. [More] That Pesky Outboard Kill Switch Lanyard
Going on a charter? These lights are all small to pack but add a lot of ambiance to dining in the cockpit — not to mention safety as you move around after dark on deck! [More] Cockpit Lighting on Charter
Take advantage of Lin Pardey’s extensive knowledge of offshore voyaging and her collection of tips to make it easier on the crew with her just-released fourth edition. [More] The Care & Feeding of Sailing Crew
Dreaming of cruising? Need a little inspiration? Or wanting to share your dream with someone else? These DVDs just might do it! [More] Distant Shores DVDs
We all tend to think about having spares and the ability to fix things that break. But what will you do until it’s fixed? Plan ahead! [More] Gear Breaks
Planning a charter vacation in the BVI? Info and links to numerous provisioning options offering online ordering so you don’t have to spend a precious day of your vacation running around! [More] Charter Provisioning in the BVI
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