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
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.
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
Thirteen tips for planning and preparing meals to eat underway on a boat — whether just out for the day or on a longer passage. [More] Meals Underway
I’d never really suffered from seasickness until a trip with friends a few years ago. And I learned a few things. [More] Seasick . . .
We all tend to think about having spares and the ability to fix things that break. But what will you do until it’s fixed? Plan ahead! [More] Gear Breaks