How do you prepare for an unexpected squall? Can you? Sure you can! Tips for anchoring. [More] Anchoring for Squalls
Bareboat chartering for the first time? The excitement level is high, but so is the anxiety if it's your first time living on a boat.
A bit of knowledge will go a long ways to reduce the stress and increase the fun!
Cooking — or even just eating — while you’re underway is a bit of a learned skill. Quicken your climb up the learning curve with thirteen of the most important things I’ve discovered to make it easier and safer. [More] 13 Tips for Cooking & Eating Meals Underway
An absolute riot. Organize a Rumbrella Regatta in your next anchorage! Here’s how it works. [More] Rumbrella Regatta
Having an alcohol policy on your boat can lead to having more fun in your cruising, not less, we learned. [More] It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere
Your boat has a 50-gallon fuel tank. Does that really mean you have 50 gallons of fuel that you can use? [More] What’s Your REAL Fuel Capacity?
Ending your cruising time — even just a charter — always requires an adjustment. Nica Waters discusses how to deal with re-entry. [More] Re-Entry Grief
What do you do when the outboard won’t start . . . besides curse? Fourteen simple things to try that work most of the time. No mechanical skills needed! [More] 14 Simple Fixes for an Outboard
How in the world do you go grocery shopping or, worse yet, a really big stock-up without a car? How we do it. [More] Provisioning without a Car
Where to start in organizing the boxes of provisions you bring aboard for a bareboat charter. A solid strategy to make sure you end up with everything you need for your meals aboard. [More] Organizing the Galley on a Charter
If you’re living on a boat, weather is just as important when you’re at anchor, on a mooring or even at anchor as it is on passage. Another key for staying safe in your cruising. [More] Weather Watching