If you’ve had a horrible, awful, miserable trip I want to give you hope that future ones are almost certain to be better. [More] Avoiding Trips from Hell
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.
Step-by-step how to create a route on Garmin HomePort and transfer it to your chartplotter and backup navigation devices. [More] Garmin HomePort Route Planning
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] Creating and Leaving a Float Plan
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] Bad Sailing Days
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
If you always anchor your boat as if you know it’s going to blow 50, you won’t be surprised if it does. [More] Anchor As If It Will Blow 50