Examining boats for sale: what to look at and how to remember features, plus a handy form to help you. [More] Looking at Boats to Buy
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.
There are thousands (millions?) of online listings of boats for sale. How do you ever choose which ones are worth looking at? Listen in and find out! [More] Online Boat Shopping
Get the right boat by doing a bit of research before even starting to look at listings [More] Boat Buying: First Steps
Don’t assume your instruments — particularly the depth sounder — are set up correctly. Ours weren’t and it took us a while to realize it. [More] Checking Your Instruments
Just starting boating or cruising and feeling overwhelmed by everything there is to learn? There are ways to make it easier! [More] The Learning Curve
It’s important to regularly check boat safety gear to ensure that it will work if you ever need it. Your life might depend on it! [More] Why You Need To Check Boat Safety Gear
The pros and cons of our Gemini catamaran (105M) as a full-time cruising sailboat in the Florida Keys and the Bahamas for a couple. [More] Our Gemini Catamaran
Marinas and mooring fields offer once-a-week pumpouts. But how many boats have a large enough holding tank that they can go a week of full-time use? [More] What Size Holding Tank?
Doing the design and installation work on our DIY vinyl boat name lettering was easier than we expected and VERY cost-effective! [More] DIY Boat Name Lettering
Looking for a new (or new-to-you) boat? You use the galley multiple times a day, so think a bit about your preferences. [More] Galley Design & Choices