Just bought a boat? Learning how everything works can be overwhelming. Here’s how we did it and stayed sane! [More] Getting to Know Your New Boat
The reality just not living up to the dream? Wondering if you were nuts to buy a boat?
You're not alone.
Before you decide to sell her, read how we coped with some of the common frustrations and that time I was totally, completely and entirely fed up!
Going outside your comfort zone is a constant in cruising. Develop this important skill before you cast off the docklines. Here’s how. [More] Going Outside Your Comfort Zone
Coping with the emotional roller coaster as you say goodbye to family and friends and hello to new adventures. [More] Departure Date Nears and Emotions Flow
Maintenance is a necessary chore. Finding side benefits makes it fun, even when it means hauling yourself up the mast each spring. [More] 3 Reasons I Love Varnish Day
When you’ve got an exciting plan to take off cruising and you want to share it – but what happens when you can’t do that sharing in your land life? Where can you turn? [More] Secret Life of About-to-Be-Cruisers
It’s not the painkillers that make returning from the show so tough – it’s the different world you’re inhabiting. Learn why boat shows are worth it! [More] Boat Show Hangover
Cruising is mentally challenging. There are so many new things to be learning, to be coping with. Seven helpful ways to deal with the stress and make cruising enjoyable. [More] The Mental Aspect of Cruising
You’ve decided to cruise. Now you’re wondering if you can really become “a cruiser” — you know, learn everything that cruisers need to know. Second thoughts and feeling overwhelmed are normal. Tips to help you cope. [More] Preparing to Cruise and Overwhelmed
Summer seems endless. Except when every weekend is filled to the brim of everything BUT boat projects! Is this okay or not? [More] When Life Gets in The Way
How do you break the news to your family that you’re going cruising? Make them feel comfortable with your decision? Elena tells how she did it with her disapproving parents. [More] Cruising Stories: When Family Doesn’t Want You to Cruise