How to provide the information needed for someone else to rescue your boat in an emergency. It costs less than $5 and only takes a couple hours to put together, but could save your boat some day. [More] Emergency Info
Checklists & Downloads
Lower the stress with these FREE editable checklists and downloadable references. Don't try to remember everything!
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
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 [Updated December 2018]
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