Living on a boat and cruising certainly puts you in closer touch with nature. And one of the things I’ve come to love is watching the ever-changing night sky. [More] The Night Sky
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.
Our three favorite weather forecasting apps (each deals with a different aspect) as well as the email forecast service we love for Florida and the Bahamas. [More] Favorite Weather Apps
Step-by-step how to create a route on Garmin HomePort and transfer it to your chartplotter and backup navigation devices. [More] Garmin HomePort Route Planning
A float plan is an important safety item for every boating trip. Learn more, including how to get around the apparent bug in saving the completed form. [More] Creating and Leaving a Float Plan
Yes, mistakes will happen. But happens next? [More] Mistakes Happen
Don’t rely on everyone remembering all the details of the day’s journey. Detailed notes at the helm will make the trip safer and less stressful. [More] Helm Notes
Electric windlasses aren’t cheap and require attention to detail in their installation, but provide important safety benefits. [More] Electric Windlass as a Safety Feature
Both the Bahamas and the Sea of Cortez are popular first foreign destinations for US cruisers. We’ve had great times in both, but they’re very different! [More] Bahamas – Sea of Cortez Comparison
How how much it will cost you to cruise on your boat? Use this guide to determine the factors that set your expenses and how to make a budget that works for you as long as you live on your boat. [More] How Much Does It Cost to Cruise?
Can it really work to cruise with kids? Toddlers? Teens? What if we have a baby as we’re cruising? Generally, the kids and parents thrive! [More] Cruising with Kids