You buy your boat and refit it. You’re ready to cruise, right? One freshman cruiser tells what the first year cruising and learning curve is really like. [More] The First Year “Cruising” – One Cruiser’s Tale
Preparing to Cruise
Cruising involves so much -- and some skills and mindsets that many of us find a little different than for living on land.
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Have you bought a boat before learning to sail? Here are some ideas for gaining boating experience so you can insure your vessel for the best rate. [More] Gaining Boating Experience To Get Insurance
What is it really like to sell your house and all your stuff to move onto a boat? Here’s one cruiser’s story–including the very worst moments. [More] How To Move Onto A Boat (and live to tell about it)
Do you plan to cruise or live on your boat? Then you need insurance. Here’s how to start. [More] Insurance If You Live On A Boat–Where To Start
Wondering where to even start in thinking about cruising? Got doubts and fears? Check out Gina de Vere’s new book, Blue Water Women. [More] Blue Water Women
Do you wonder if you should go cruising? If so, there’s one question you need to ask yourself to know for sure. [More] Is the Cruising Life for Me?
An overview of cruising on a sailboat or trawler, looking at what it’s really like and who can go cruising. [More] What Is Cruising on a Sailboat or Trawler?
Seven important topics to consider in deciding if living on a boat is for you. The decision is highly personal; go into it with your eyes wide open. [More] Should I Go Cruising?
Coming up with great gifts for someone who is downsizing or already living aboard their boat can be tough. Eleven things that will be truly appreciated. [More] 11 Great Gifts for Cruisers
Cruising has lots of different definitions; you can make it what you want. Eight areas to think about as you contemplate a cruising life. [More] What Is Cruising?