Whether you’re buying your first cruising boat or tenth, you always wonder if you’ve crossed all the T’s and dotted the I’s. A checklist for the most important legalities and practicalities. [More] New Boat Checklist
Checklists & Downloads
Lower the stress with these FREE editable checklists and downloadable references. Don't try to remember everything!
A checklist of the documents and other things you need to have before taking your boat to the Bahamas. Downloadable PDF if you want. [More] Bahamas Checklist
14 simple things to check if the outboard won’t start — along with how to fix them at least well enough to get home. No mechanical skills needed! [More] Outboard Won’t Start 101
I like checklists and tip sheets for just about everything, but they’re particularly helpful for high stress times like preparing for a hurricane. [More] Hurricane Prep and Editable Checklist
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] Float Plans
The officials in Green Cove Springs understand full-time cruisers (and RVers) and make it relatively painless to establish residency. Here’s how we did it, step by step. [More] Establishing Residency at St. Brendan’s Isle
Planning to cruise Indonesia? There’s great food and great spices . . . and here’s a downloadable list so you’ll know what you’re buying! [More] Spice List English-Indonesian
How do you know what all those markers mean? Keep this downloadable PDF next to the helm and you’ll be able to quickly find anything! [More] What’s That Marker?
Know the regulations and make sure you’re in compliance. Be sure to check state regs, too! [More] USCG Regulations
Who can remember what model of everything they have on the boat? Create a “Boat Details” document and never wonder again! [More] Boat Details Document