It took us 13 years of cruising, but we finally ran aground and needed a tow. Hear about our decision making process and learn from our experience. [More] A Cruising First–Getting a Tow
A cardinal rule of cruising is to stay flexible. But you also have to plan. How do you balance them both? [More] Rules of Cruising – Plan or Stay Flexible?
Schedules are the enemy of cruisers? Maybe it’s not the schedule that’s the problem. [More] Cruisers & Schedules – What’s Right For You?
The first year cruising has a steep learning curve. But you may be surprised by what YOU will learn the most about… [More] Climbing the First Year Learning Curve
A scary trip to the emergency room taught us about the dangers of dehydration for cruisers. You’ve probably done these things yourself. [More] The Dangers of NOT Drinking–Dehydration!
How to find the cause of a fuel problem on a boat. Symptoms and possible causes, plus step-by-step strategies for finding it. [More] Find a Fuel Problem on a Boat
You buy your boat and refit it. You’re ready to cruise, right? One freshman cruiser tells what the first year cruising and learning curve is really like. [More] The First Year “Cruising” – One Cruiser’s Tale
Bad-tasting water from your boat’s tank? Filter it! Three suggested ways to do it, with the pros and cons of each. [More] Boat Water Filtering
Yes, you can grow greens and herbs (and even tomatoes!) on your sailboat. Check out this clever DIY to help you make your own boat garden. [More] DIY Boat Garden
Worried about conflict while cruising on a boat with your family? Here’s how to communicate better by treating each other like crew. [More] Treat Your Family Like Crew