When you’re a newbie cruiser, it can be tempting to travel in a group. But is buddy boating the safest option? [More] Buddy Boating – Is it a Good Idea?
Is your boat documented by the Coast Guard? Should it be? Here’s what you need to know about documenting your cruising boat. [More] Coast Guard Documentation – Need to Knows
A rat visitor taught us valuable lessons about how to keep them out in the future. Here’s what you need to know to keep your boat rat free. [More] Rats! Keep Them Off Your Boat
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