Route planning got a whole lot easier when I discovered Garmin HomePort and figured out how to use it effectively. [More] Route Planning with Garmin Home Port
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.
A float plan is an important safety item for every boating trip. Learn more, including how to get around the apparent bug in saving the completed form. [More] Float Plans
I use my Aquabot every day for rinsing soapy dishes. But this story shows just how versatile this sprayer as it saved the day for one sailor! [More] More Uses for Your Aquabot
Yes, mistakes will happen. But happens next? [More] Mistakes Happen
Don’t rely on everyone remembering all the details of the day’s journey. Detailed notes at the helm will make the trip safer and less stressful. [More] Helm Notes
Had a trip from hell and wondering if this is really what you want to be doing for “fun?” Future trips will almost certainly be better – here’s why. [More] That Trip From Hell
Electric windlasses aren’t cheap and require attention to detail in their installation, but provide important safety benefits. [More] Electric Windlass as a Safety Feature
Who says cruising is only for young retirees? Older folks — geezers — are out here too. How we make it work. [More] Geezer Cruising
We all dream of carefree cruising but the reality of boat maintenance and trip prep can get in the way of that. Three things that greatly lessen the stress for us. [More] Less Stressful Cruising
Many people go cruising in their early retirement years, but can you keep cruising at 75+? What does it take? [More] Cruising at 75+