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
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 minutely cracked o-ring in the deck fuel fill cost us dearly. Don’t make the same mistake. [More] The Cost of an O-Ring
Waiting for a weather window can be frustrating, but by moving to a staging anchorage in a new area, we’re having fun while playing it safe! [More] Weather Windows
Does it drive you nuts to raise the main on a boat with lazy jacks? A couple hours and about $100 in parts can solve the problem! [More] Using Lazy Jacks
Cruising plans are often said to be written in the sand at low tide. It took us a couple of years to understand what that really meant. [More] Cruising & Plans
Would you know if water was filling your bilge BEFORE it got over the floorboards? The sooner you know, the better your chance of saving the boat. [More] Bilge Alarm
Have you ever wished there was a better way to communicate with each other or with multiple people while on your boat? [More] Communication Headsets
Tracking down a fuel problem can be time-consuming and frustrating. Here’s how we did it and what we learned. [More] Tracking Down a Fuel Problem
Got a door that rattles when underway — or even when a wave hits at anchor? How we stopped one that drove us nuts! [More] Stop Rattling Doors
When you’re entering a new harbor or just wanting to double-check something on the chart, it’s helpful to be able to instantly turn to the page you need. Here’s how we do it. [More] Don’t Lose Your Page