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
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.
Want to change your boat’s navigation lights to LED bulbs? Confused about where you should use cool white, warm white or colored bulbs? Here are the answers. [More] LED Bulbs for Our Nav Lights
When you’re motoring, your engine is constantly circulating sea water. Crud in the water can cause the engine to overheat. How to avoid problems. [More] Motoring with Crud in the Water
The fire extinguisher rattling on the wall whenever the engine was running was going to drive me nuts. A 30-second DIY solution that’s almost unnoticeable! [More] Quieting Vibration Noises
Your dinghy motor can get the “big boat” to a safe place . . . not very quickly, mind you, but it’ll do it with these two techniques. [More] Emergency Motor
We’ve learned to ALWAYS have back up plans. If we’re lucky, we don’t need them. But sometimes we do . . . [More] Having Back Up Plans
Follow our baby steps plan of learning a new boat, or take advantage of a great weather window? Which is best? [More] What Happened to Our Baby Steps?
Sure, we want to start “really cruising” on our new boat. But it’s going to be a series of baby steps and shakedowns. [More] Baby Steps & Shakedowns
How do you know what all those markers mean? Keep this downloadable PDF next to the helm and you’ll be able to quickly find anything! [More] What’s That Marker?
Ten of my “go-to” meals to prepare ahead of time when we’re going to be eating underway. [More] 10 Great Meals When Underway