We often get asked by aspiring sailing cruisers, ‘What tools to have on my boat?’ One of our guests wanted to bring his land-based man cave with him. He spent his life building up his tool collection and felt very attached to it – especially his lathe. This is totally understandable but ultimately not practical.
Discover why we decided to sail away. Find out if you have the same reasons! Here are some tips for sailing families that want to transition into the sailboat cruising lifestyle. Discover: Why we sold everything we had and went sailing? What was the hardest part in the beginning? What have been the best parts?
The Best Life Jacket for Sailing Cruisers? Let me tell you a story first. Never did I expect to be standing under the boom in a Force 10 storm trying to tie down our mainsail. The seas were an ominous muddy gray with enormous white angry cresting waves. The waves were crashing on top of
You only have to submerge yourself into a bunch of YouTube sailing videos, read the book, Dove, or experience a week-long sailing charter to gain a glimpse into the benefits of becoming a liveaboard sailing cruiser. Most people would agree that sun-filled days, tropical white sandy beaches, daily adventures, new friends and an amazing variety of free anchorages are truly a dream come true.
But are those the only benefits to becoming a liveaboard sailing cruiser?
If you’re on the path to break ties with ‘normal’ land-based life and sail off into the sunset what should you expect? Is it just sand, sea and adventure or is it more?
Did you know a major mistake that new boat owners make is made before they even own the boat? Choosing the right surveyor is mission-critical to achieving a fulfilling cruising life. If you think that finding the right boat surveyor is as easy and looking one up on the Internet or asking friends, think again.
Four main components of becoming an ocean sailing cruiser include: getting experience sailing in the ocean, thoroughly understanding the boat you’re going to cruise on, developing a robust toolbox of resources, and finding a way to ensure your wife/husband/partner/family (whoever is joining you) want to be a part of your dream. One of the biggest
Anyone can go out and buy any ole sailboat but buying a sailboat that ticks all the boxes for you might not be so straightforward. This video covers three top tips about how to buy the right sailboat for you. But before you watch it, let me share with you a quick story. One of
Are you toying with the idea of living the sailing life but not sure if it’s worth the effort? Do you worry that it might not be all it’s cracked up to be? Are you afraid that once you get the boat and start sailing there will be an initial high but like everything else
Within this article, you’ll learn how to create checklists to avoid failure. What kind of failure?! Engine failure, passage planning mistakes, safety screw-ups, cleanliness disasters, just to name a few. Checklists will help you to become more organized, motivated to get things done, get things done quicker and more efficiently, have more clarity, delegate, save
It might surprise you to learn that how to prevent boat fails comes down to several critical pieces of paper. The secret weapon boaters use to combat engine issues, leaks, rigging failures, and everyday boat problems is the mighty checklist. If you’ve used checklists in your previous professional or home life, using them on your