Making the transition from “preparing to cruise” to actually cruising can be tough. It’s filled with so many unknowns! Tips for casting off the dock lines! [More] You’ll Never Be Ready
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.
Sleeping on passage is essential for safety and enjoyment. But being able to do it is harder. Tips to make sleeping well easier! [More] Sleeping on Passage
Medical issues can really throw a monkey wrench into cruising plans and schedules. A framework for deciding when to continue on and when to stay. [More] Medical Issues & Cruising
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
How we cruise in hurricane-prone areas right through hurricane season. It’s not for everyone, but there are ways to reduce the risk. [More] Cruising in Hurricane Season
How do you fight nerves when doing something a little scary? Me? I just fake it . . . [More] Faking It
Accidents are no fun, but they happen. Hopefully they’re just “fender-benders” and the boat isn’t totaled. Life does go on. [More] Mistakes Happen
Tides, bridges, bail out locations . . . how do you remember it all? And make sure that everyone else knows it too? Listen in for our solution. [More] Notes at the Helm
Planning your first overnight passage? Wondering what it’ll really be like . . . and how you’ll sleep? Sleeping well begins long before laying your head down 😴 [More] Passagemaking and Sleep