Forgetting to turn the water off can lead to a harrowing emergency. Find out why. [More] Flip the Switch; Avoid Trouble
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.
New technology has brought many changes to navigation. Here’s how to make sense of AIS aids to navigation before you get into trouble. [More] The Future of AToNs
What does it mean when you see an ATON on your chart that you can’t see with your eyes? Captain John explains. [More] Real and Virtual AIS Aids To Navigation
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
There’s no reason to cook 3 meals a day for every passage. This method works for us. [More] Tasty Snacks for Boat Passages
Many people go cruising in their early retirement years, but can you keep cruising at 75+? What does it take? [More] Cruising When Older
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