Over the years, I’ve used The Boat Galley newsletter to share what we’ve been up to and what we’ve learned while doing it. Here are two posts from a few years back sharing all the important little jobs we did to get Barefoot Gal (and us) ready for the trip. Lots of stuff to do to […]
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.
What’s the best thing about cruising? The people you meet. Check out some of the interesting folks you’ll meet in just one mooring field. [More] Oh, the Places You’ll Go
One of the best things about cruising are the friends you make. But can those passing friendships stand the test of time? [More] Hey Old Friend, Remember Me?
New technology has brought many changes to navigation. Here’s how to make sense of AIS aids to navigation before you get into trouble. [More] The Future of AToNs
Do you put off having the best for someday? It may not be the wisest choice for cruisers. [More] Don’t Save the Best for Last
How to prepare your boat for a hurricane, with ten things you absolutely must do and why. Give your boat a fighting chance! [More] How To Prepare A Boat For A Major Hurricane
A dinghy drift or raft-up is a floating party — generally for happy hour and a gorgeous sunset, shared with friends. How to make it happen! [More] Dinghy Drift
Many people go cruising in their early retirement years, but can you keep cruising at 75+? What does it take? [More] Cruising When Older
What do you DO all day, living on a boat? Is it boring when you’re at anchor? Is it like chartering? Hour-by-hour summary of a day cruising the Bahamas. [More] Living on a Boat: What Do You Do All Day?
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