Many people go cruising in their early retirement years, but can you keep cruising at 75+? What does it take? [More] Cruising When Older
Life underway is full of excitement and fun, but can be challenging too.
Here's some of our "standard operating procedures" that reduce the stress and increase the enjoyment.
How to plan the fastest Gulf Stream crossing in your boat; figuring your start and destination points, how far the stream will sweep you and tips for a fast crossing. [More] Route Planning to Cross the Gulf Stream
Planning a trip that involves the Gulf Stream? Don’t count on it being where your chart says it is. Here’s how to get the real location and speed, updated daily. [More] Gulf Stream Location, Speed and Counter-Currents
When cruising in cold weather, you can stay warm on your boat. Here’s how. [More] Stay Warm On Your Boat
Want the most accurate charts for cruising the Bahamas? Here’s why we’re using Aqua Map. [More] Using Aqua Map For Navigation
Worried about crossing the Gulf Stream? No need. Here’s how to plan your route the easy way. [More] How To Plan Your Gulf Stream Route
Knowing how much fuel you really have available isn’t as simple as it seems. Don’t be surprised by less range than you think you have. [More] Calculating Your Fuel Range
Step-by-step how to use your phone’s GPS information on a wifi-only iPad (without GPS) with AquaMap. Cost: less than $10 vs. $100 for external GPS. [More] GPS to Wifi iPad for Aqua Map – Under $10
The AIS Flare Eco is an AIS/DSC crew overboard locator and alarm that enables a MOB to be quickly found even by short-handed boats. Budget-friendly, too. [More] MOB AIS/DSC Locator and Alarm
Calculating boat travel time is difficult as weather plays a major role. How one new cruiser learned why schedules just don’t work. [More] How Long from A to B?