Ever put something in a memorable place just to forget where? Learn how not to do the same thing. [More] Cruising Stories: The Mystery of Unity’s Missing Rudder Plug
Storing a Boat
Part year cruiser or just taking a break? Storing your boat for a bit, in the water or on the hard?
Things to know before you lock up and leave!
boat needs work that can only be done out of the water. Here’s how to haul out without stress [More] Haul Out Your Boat Without Stress
Prepping for a hurricane on your boat? Reducing windage is key, particularly if you’re at a dock, on the hard, or tied to mangroves where you won’t even nominally be head to wind. What you need to know. [More] Hurricane Prep: Reducing Windage
Why simply tying off your roller furling jib or genoa isn’t sufficient for a tropical storm or hurricane — pictures of the results. [More] Hurricane Prep: Why Remove Jibs and Genoas
Keep bugs out of your boat with this easy, low-cost way to prevent ants, mud daubers, spiders, and cockroaches from entering thru-hulls when in a boatyard. [More] Don’t Let Bugs in the Thru-Hulls
Storing your boat on the hard or on the dock? Use these tips to help you stay organized when you return. [More] Remembering How You Left It
Avoid a major “critter” infestation by thoroughly preparing the galley before you leave the boat. It’s not just a matter of getting rid of food. [More] Preparing the Galley to Leave the Boat
Ah, I just love spring cleaning! NOT. But doing a really thorough job pays off with fewer bugs, rodents and funky smells . . . and lets you know of any potential problem areas. [More] Spring Cleaning in the Galley