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
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!
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
Going outside your comfort zone is an easy concept . . . on paper. But how do you actually DO it? Listen in for my story of making my life more interesting. [More] Life’s More Interesting
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?
Cruiser’s Nets: what they are, how to join in and tips for best participation. Everything you need to know PLUS a chance to listen in! [More] The Cruiser’s Net
One of the big privileges of cruising even a few miles away from city lights is viewing the night sky. WOW! Tips for even more enjoyable stargazing — [More] Stargazing Aboard
How DO cruisers communicate with loved ones back home? Alternatives that are MUCH cheaper than international phone rates and work just as well! [More] Communications Apps for Cruisers
Five easy ways to keep sailboat halyards from clanking against the mast. Silence them on your boat for a better night’s sleep! [More] How to Quiet Clanking Halyards