Thinking a boat show is only good if you’re shopping for a new boat? Nica outlines 3 OTHER reasons going to a show is worth your time and energy. Hope to see you in Annapolis in the fall! [More] Three Reasons to Go to a Boat Show
Buying a Boat
Thinking of buying a cruising boat? Whether for weekends on the lake or a trip around the world, there's a lot to think about.
Info on everything from where to start in the buying process to naming your boat and learning her systems.
Is cruising different on a smaller, simpler boat? Obviously yes, in the boat. But in other ways as well? See what Lin Pardey has to say about the consequences of “go small, go simple, go now.” [More] Two Clues
Trying to figure out how big a boat you need to comfortably cruise? Nica changes the question and helps you get out cruising a little faster. [More] How Big a Boat Do I Need?
What a boat will sell for has almost nothing to do with the listing price. Listen in to see what to consider when making your offer. [More] Boat Buying: How Much to Offer
Five ways to explore the cruising lifestyle – sailboat or power. Listen in to make sure that the reality will match the dream! [More] Is Cruising For Me?
Everyone wants to know the “rule of thumb” for making an offer on a boat. Here’s my take on how much to offer. [More] What to Offer for a Boat
Want to go cruising but wonder if you can really afford it? In this podcast, I discuss a number of factors that will affect the bottom line and talk about some common pitfalls in the budgeting process. [More] What Does It Cost to Cruise?
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
Project boats are sooo tempting. They seem like an inexpensive way to get into boating. Truth is, they’re likely to end up being more expensive . . . and you won’t be out on the water! [More] Project Boat for a First Boat
How do real-life cruisers store their galley equipment and supplies on a monohull? Photos from a Caliber 40. [More] Real-Life Monohull Galley Storage