The plan was to have a nice relaxing 250+ mile sail from St Martin down to Grenada. No drama. No storms. No issues. A first was we were going to sail from St Martin to St Kitts, a short sail, and then do an overnight passage to St Lucia. The rest of the voyages would
How often do you spend time on a tropical deserted island? Do you know what it’s like? One of the major benefits of being a cruiser is being able to hang out in places that ‘normal’ people never see. Last weekend we spent our time with two other family cruiser boats anchored off of Tintamarre
Sailboat cruising in the Caribbean, or anywhere along the Tropics, presents its own set of challenges unique to the region. What is the best cruising boat for the Caribbean? Read on… The temperature is hot, humidity is always high and when the rains come it’s very wet. Heat, water, and humidity mixed with salty sea
If I told you that there was one particular monohull or catamaran that is absolutely perfect for cruising would you want to know which one it is? Unfortunately, there is no perfect cruising boat that suits everyone just like there’s no one-size-fits-all answer about what you should do with your life. Different people have different likes,
Our plan was to hang out in Bequia, an island the makes up part of St Vincent and the Grenadines for a few weeks. But we got restless. We decided to plan a spontaneous sail to St Martin. We have friends in St Martin that we really wanted to see. After looking at the weather
When we got asked if we would take guests on a 48-hour non-stop voyage we said, ‘of course – that sounds like fun!’ Simon immediately thought that a sail from Grenada to Antigua would be perfect. But let me back up and tell you a bit about our guests…(If you just want to see the video,
While sailing from South Carolina down to Trinidad we tried to publish a video every week. For the most part, we accomplished our goal however we fell further and further behind. By the time we published our last ‘travel-log’ style video, we were five months behind our real time. To catch up to where we
For the past year, we’ve been sailing in and around the southern Caribbean Island of Grenada. There is one location that we’ve found to tick all the boxes – it’s beautiful, inexpensive, provides access to shops and amenities, has the kindest people and much more. Watch the video below to get a glimpse into one of
A feathering propeller needs to be serviced at least once a year. To do a full service the boat needs to be out of the water. Watch the video and then check out the 7 steps to servicing a feathering propeller (checklist) below.
Our intention was to leave Trinidad and Tobago and head 90 miles north to Grenada. After two different Diesel engine leaks, pulling up someone else’s anchor chain, fouling our prop with a huge fishing net and getting an unidentifiable alarm, we wondered if the gods were against us. And that’s before we had a run in with suspected Venesualan pirates. Boy did we have troubles in Trinidad and Tobago.