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
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.
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?
Aqua Map is a fantastic app for route planning and navigation, with excellent (and affordable) charts. Learn all the features that make it a winner. [More] Aqua Map
How has cruising changed? Lin Pardey answers cruiser questions and shares the secret to the best voyaging life. [More] Lin Pardey Answers Cruiser Questions
What does it feel like offshore when winds top 50 knots? We’ll tell you, review some common heavy weather equipment, and share ideas for coping. [More] Storms at Sea
After a lifetime of cruising with sextant and hand-bearing compass, Lin Pardey goes cruising with GPS and compares the experience. Is GPS really safer, or just easier? [More] Navigation Tools
A rigging failure is one of the scariest things that can happen on an offshore passage. Techniques for getting yourself to safety without outside assistance. [More] Jury-Rig Your Rigging