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
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.
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 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
You can just hand-pull the anchor every time. But if you’re full-time cruising, there are some safety tradeoffs to consider. [More] Do I Need a Windlass?
Our three favorite weather forecasting apps (each deals with a different aspect) as well as the email forecast service we love for Florida and the Bahamas. [More] Favorite Weather Apps
Lost or stolen dinghies are heart-breaking, as they’re expensive to replace and your mobility is limited until you do. Tips to lessen the chances of the dinghy being stolen or floating free. [More] Don’t Lose Your Dinghy