Members Only Extended Video. Here’s what Simon does to check our engine before every start. These key steps are in place to reduce the likelihood of engine failure. Additionally, for our members only, Simon goes through his thoughts about taking a week-long Diesel Marine Engine course – should you do the same or is there a better way to spend your time and money? Finally, Simon offers the four main reasons that we’ve experienced engine failure on Britican over the last four years so that you learn from our mistakes and are better prepared!
There are many amazing things that go along with becoming a liveaboard cruiser. One of them is fresh fish for dinner. But how do you catch a fish and once you have it, how do you fillet it? More specifically, the question to ask is how to fillet a Mahi Mahi? Watch this video to
For Members Only! Listed are the 10 must-have tools/equipment and the 13 steps to catching and filleting a Mahi Mahi. Follow these instructions and you’ll be enjoying fish night after night. Here’s our Checklist Guide For Fishing Success:
After living aboard our sailboat for over four years now, we know the best shoes for sailing. Surprisingly, in the tropics it’s not deck shoes. Before leaving land we had to choose between what we took on board and what we left behind. While sailing over 30,000 nautical miles we’ve actually gotten rid of more
In this video, Simon demonstrates how we use the Safe Anchor app on our Ipad. Using an anchor alarm app alone or conjunction with the boat’s system is advisable. There are a variety of apps on the market for Iphone’s and Androids. They all work similarly. The key is to try them out and see what one works best for you.
From time to time you’ll come upon an anchorage where it seems impossible to get your anchor to dig in. Anchoring in poor holding anchorages is not fun. But let’s step back and start at the beginning. Here are the key steps to anchoring: Drop anchor Go in reverse to let chain out While the chain
Boats have to go on the hard for a variety of reasons – for a refit, repairs or routine work. But what do liveaboard’s do when the boat is hauled out? What’s living in a boatyard like? Here’s a run down on what to expect so your life on the hard doesn’t turn into a
As Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast of America, my husband, Simon, and I have been reflecting back to last year when Hurricane Irma hit. At this very same time last year we took our boat out of our marina, moved her up a river, anchored her in the safest place we could find and
Couples and families that set off with high expectations regarding the cruising lifestyle can be met with disappointment. What’s necessary for a successful sailing lifestyle is realistic expectations and these 11 secrets to long term cruising. Keep reading… 1. Being flexible If you’ve been reading my articles, books or guides for a while you’ll know
One of the most common complaints I hear from a newbie sailors is, ‘I can’t adjust to the heat!’ Whether you plan on sailing in the Med during the summer, the Caribbean throughout the year or anywhere near the equator it’s going to get hot. Here are 22 ways to stay cool on a sailboat.