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 the Bahamas
Cruising the Bahamas on your boat is an incredible experience but takes a bit of planning.
Prepare for your trip with these articles on how to cross the Gulf Stream, provisioning, having the documents you need, getting a pet permit and more.
You hope you’ll never need the ditch bag, but you’ve got one. It’s tempting to stash it in the lazarette or under the bed. But is that the right place for it? [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
How to choose your emergency contacts for various purposes, and the information they’ll need. [More] Choosing Your Emergency Contact
We buy so much stuff online for our boats. But how do you actually get it shipped to you when you don’t have an address? All the answers in this episode of The Boat Galley Podcast. [More] How to Get Packages When You’re On the Move
Snorkeling gear recommendations for masks, fins, snorkel, weights, Lycra, camera, and fish books. Comfortable, budget-friendly and durable choices. [More] Snorkeling Gear for a Cruising Boat
How do you learn all the documents and legalities of traveling to foreign country by boat? Don’t worry, the info is out there and this podcast tells you exactly how to find it. [More] Cruising to Foreign Countries
Fresh water is critical on a boat. Catching it can extend your time at anchor considerably. Nica Waters tells her experiences. [More] Catching Water
SeaTask Group has loaned us a Rainman watermaker for a month for review purposes. Ten days in, here’s our first impression and answers to the questions I’ve gotten most often. [More] Rainman Watermaker: First Impressions
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