How do you decide what back-up systems and components you need on your boat. Here’s the framework we use. [More] Redundancy and Back-Up Systems
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.
A smartphone (or tablet) app to check in to the US when arriving by small boat — regardless of your nationality! Learn the ins and outs of the CBP ROAM app. [More] US Check-In via ROAM App
Random thoughts from a night watch from Holly Scott, a delivery & charter captain who’s sailed since she was 3. [More] Cruising Stories: On Delivery with Holly Scott
Knowing how to calculate your boat fuel range — your true range, not the theoretical one that the manufacturer tells you — is critical for any trip. [More] Calculate Your Boat Fuel Range
What’s it REALLY like to cruise on a tight budget and try to make money as you go? Elena’s Cruising Story tells it as it is. [More] Cruising Stories: Elena | Sailing Kittiwake
Making the transition to cruising the Caribbean isn’t always as simple as “sailing off into the sunset” implies. How one mom has adjusted! [More] Cruising Stories: “H” Draper | Fille de Joie
Checklist of the critical documents and six other items that you need if you intend to take your boat to the Bahamas. Be ready to go! [More] Taking Your Boat To The Bahamas: Checklist
Jack Webb’s cruising story is that of a bad night on the Bahamas Banks. An experienced singlehanding cruiser, he still learned several lessons. [More] Cruising Stories: Jack Webb | Drifter
Mark and Jennifer Prince began cruising just over a year ago, and here, they contrast their second year with their first. That first year was tough, but things have smoothed out considerably! [More] Cruising Stories: Mark & Jennifer Prince | Luna Sea
Suky’s “Cruising Story” is a short one, but heartfelt. Was she nuts to buy a 41′ boat to cruise (and offer learning charters on) singlehandedly? [More] Cruising Stories: Suky Cannon | Shambala