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
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:
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Planning a trip that involves the Gulf Stream? Don’t count on it being where your chart says it is. Here’s how to get the real location and speed, updated daily. [More] Gulf Stream Location, Speed and Counter-Currents
Read one cruiser’s harrowing story of abandoning their boat in a Gulf of Mexico Storm. What did they do right? And what do they wish they had done? [More] Abandoning Our Boat In Mexican Waters
8 Bahamas internet options compared: wifi from businesses, international roaming, T-Mobile, BTC, Aliv, MyIslandWifi, Google Fi and Iridium GO! [More] Bahamas Internet Options
Why go cruising? It’s riskier than staying home. Here’s how one cruiser answers, eloquently explaining his reasons for heading to sea . . . to see the world. [More] Why Go Cruising?
Aqua Map is a fantastic app for route planning and navigation, with excellent (and affordable) charts. Learn all the features that make it a winner. [More] Aqua Map
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?
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
Where and how to store your boat’s ditch bag so that you can grab it instantly, plus five tips so it’s ready for an emergency and will serve you well. [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