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
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!
Accidents are no fun, but they happen. Hopefully they’re just “fender-benders” and the boat isn’t totaled. Life does go on. [More] Mistakes Happen
No, we don’t all have to do things the same way in order to get to the same place. When is it time to insist on standard operating procedures and when is it best to leave well enough alone? [More] 6 + 1 = 7, But So Does 3 + 4
Four great apps for cruisers wanting to have real-time communications with friends and family around the world. [More] Smartphone Communication Apps
Food carts and street food — part of the travel experience. What’s safe to eat and what’s not? [More] Eating Street Food
Not sleeping well is one of the biggest complaints that new cruisers have. It’s a big change on every level — new bed, new “home,” new noises and new worries. Some tips to ease the transition. [More] Sleep . . . or Lack Thereof
Our three favorite weather forecasting apps (each deals with a different aspect) as well as the email forecast service we love for Florida and the Bahamas. [More] Favorite Weather Apps
When you’re away from the dock on your boat, you have to be prepared to deal with any medical problem that arise. What we carry and how I organize it. [More] First Aid Kit for a Boat
A float plan is an important safety item for every boating trip. Learn more, including how to get around the apparent bug in saving the completed form. [More] Creating and Leaving a Float Plan
You’ve probably heard not to eat reef fish due to the risk of ciguatera. But how much do you really know about ciguatera? I discovered that a lot of what I thought I knew was wrong! [More] Ciguatera Poisoning